Library Closing

All locations of the Florence County Library System will be closed from Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

Author Patti Callahan Henry

Free and open to the public
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:00 PM
Author Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. She grew up in Philadelphia as the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. She learned early the value of storytelling. At the age of twelve, her family moved to South Florida where Patti found the sanctuary of libraries and began her slow but steady journey into understanding the power of story to navigate confusing times in life. (more…)

Mr. Scooter (Hip Hop Superstar) Ready for Summer Reading 2019

The Florence County Library System will welcome Mr. Scooter ( Hip Hop Superstar) 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…)

Teen Summer Reading 2019: Summer Reading Kickoff: Gaming Day with the Florence RedWolves 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. The Florence RedWolves will be visiting the library’s game day on Thursday, June 6 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  Board games, card games, video games, and life size games will be available for play. This program is free and open to all rising 6th through 12th graders. (more…)

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…)