Florence Library Offers Jewelry Making Workshop

On Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m., The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host a jewelry making workshop for adults (18+).  Attendees will learn how to make a fabric corsage to enhance a favorite summer outfit, or how to design and make a one-of-a-kind necklace. The workshop will cover basic principles of texture, layering, contrast, and color. (more…)


Grey Seal Puppets Ready for Summer Reading 2019

The Florence County Library System will welcome Grey Seal Puppets for Summer Reading 2019. This year’s theme, “Universe of Stories!,” encourages children to
discover the world through reading. Summer Reading 2019 is funded by American Trophy Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Betsy Enzor (State Farm), FBi Construction, First Bank, Friends of Florence County Library, Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc., Jebaily Law Firm, Koppers , Dr. David Moss , Nan Ya Plastics, Nationwide: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Finance LLC, Parham Law Firm LLC, the South Carolina State Library & Institute of Museum and Library Service, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., Toledo Carolina, Inc., and Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P. A. Through their generous efforts, special programming designed to
educate, entertain, and inspire children will be held system-wide, in keeping with the library system’s mission to promote literacy in Florence County. (more…)


Florence Library Hosts Driver’s License Clinic

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, in partnership with South Carolina Legal Services, will present “Street Legal Driver’s License Clinic” on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  This program will help teach people what they need to do to get their driver’s licenses reinstated.

This program will be held at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence, located at 509 S. Dargan Street.  For more information and to register for this program, call (843) 413-7074.


Teen Summer Reading 2019: Escape Room at the Florence County Library

The Florence County Library Teen Services Department has planned weekly programs to celebrate the theme “Universe of Stories” and encourage teens to read and learn during the summer.  On Thursday, June 27, the library will host two escape rooms for teens.  One is from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and the other is from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Registration is required.  Teens may register once for 1 time.  This program is free and open to all rising 6th through 12th graders. (more…)


Subway Holds Workshop for Children at the Florence Library

Subway Restaurants, in an effort to help children to learn about making nutritious food choices, will be holding a free “Share The Color” workshop at the Florence County Library on Wednesday, July 17  at 11:30 a.m.  Children will participate in a hands-on sub making activity, get nutritional tips from a dietitian, and receive a free sandwich and coloring book.

This event is designed for children in grades 5k-3rd and registration is required.  Registering prior to July 5 is recommended due to limited slots available.

For more information, contact the Greenberg Children’s Library at (843) 292-7382 or email kids@florencelibrary.org.


Library Presents Story Writing Workshop

The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will offer a free Story Writing Basics Workshop for adults (ages 18+) on Tuesday July 30, at 6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Smith, who holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, will conduct the workshop.  Participants will learn about the essential ingredients of a story: characters, point of view, setting, plot/conflict, and resolution.  A Q&A session will follow the workshop.  According to Smith, “Creating something out of nothing is one of the amazing things about creative writing.  It’s fun to create, to write the stories you want to read, be that fanfiction or memoirs.”

Participation is free, but space is limited and registration is required. All materials will be provided.  For information or to register, call (843) 413-7074. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.


Summer Reading is Here!

Youth can explore the world with the Florence County Library System during the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, “Universe of Stories!” encourages children and teens to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to youth from babies to young adults, features weekly programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a summer reading club, and more. (more…)


Teen Summer Reading

The Teen Services Department of the Florence County Library will be hosting Summer Reading programs at Florence, Johnsonville, Lake City, and Pamplico branches this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders.  The theme for this year’s Summer Reading is “Universe of Stories.”  Programs have been planned to support this theme. (more…)