Children’s Fall Programming
Toddler and Preschool Storytime
The library will offer Toddler and Preschool Storytimes on Tuesday mornings. Your child must be two years old to register for Toddler Storytime and 3, 4 or 5 years old to register for Preschool Storytime. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays, simple crafts and music for these programs. Toddler storytime will begin Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m. and last 20 minutes. Preschool storytime will begin on Tuesday, September 6th at 10:30 a.m. and last 30 minutes.
The library will offer Bilingual Storytime on Tuesday evenings for 2-5 year olds. The storytime will include stories, fingerplays and music on a bilingual theme. Bilingual Storytime will begin Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes.
The library will offer programs for children in grades 3rd –5th on Wednesday afternoons. The programs will consist of movies, stories, crafts and guest speakers. The programs will begin on Wednesday, September 7th at 3:30 p.m. and will last 30 to 45 minutes.
The library will offer programs for babies 0-23 months old on Thursday mornings. The programs will be divided into two groups, walkers and non-walkers. An adult caregiver will need to stay with the baby during the 15 minute program. The programs will consist of music, fingerplays and stories appropriate for these age groups. Baby Storytime will begin Thursday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. for non-walkers and Thursday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. for walkers.
The library will offer programs for children in grades 5K-2nd on Thursday afternoons. The programs will consist of movies, stories, crafts and guest speakers. The programs will begin on Thursday, September 8th at 3:30 p.m. and will last 30 to 45 minutes.
Fine Arts Friday
The library will be offering Fine Arts Friday for children in grades 5K-3rd beginning September 9th at 3:30 p.m. Children will be working with a variety of art forms. Registration is required and space is limited.
Bookworms Book Club
This is a book discussion group that enjoys crafts and games while discussing the book. The program is for grades 3-5 and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 27th at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.
Monday Library Lab
The library will be offering Monday Library Lab for children in grades 4th-6th beginning September 12th at 3:30 p.m. Children will be learning about a variety of science concepts. Registration is required and space is limited.
Sunday Family Movies
The Florence County Library will be having popular movies for families on Sundays beginning September 11th at 2:30 p.m. The movies are rated either G or PG. These movies are sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.
Spectrum Storytime is a free interactive and educational program enjoyed by all children, but is designed for children diagnosed with sensory integration challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Spectrum Storytime is designed to stimulate all five senses and promotes learning through a combination of books, songs, movement, and therapeutic activities. Children, who have difficulty sitting through one of Children’s Services other storytimes, may find this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities more comfortable. This storytime will be offered once a month on a Monday evening beginning Monday, September 19th at 6:00 pm. It is recommended for children 10 and younger.
Kid’s e-Reading Room
Due to overwhelming demand, we have added a Kid’s e-Reading Room to our Jasmine Digital Library. This is a new service especially for parents worried about some of the more adult e-book and audiobook holdings in Jasmine or ones that want more targeted searching for their children. The new site gives the normal subject browsing but also offers the ability to filter juvenile e-books by Interest, ATOS, Lexile, and Reading Level.
Education doesn’t just begin when a child reaches kindergarten– it begins at birth.
Over the years The School Foundation has prided itself on supporting and contributing to Florence School District 1’s K-12 teachers and students. With the creation of the Start SMART program, we’ve added a brand new goal– assisting parents in preparing their children for kindergarten.
For those of our patrons who can’t make our normal storytimes, we present prerecorded videos of our children’s staff reading several different books that you can access through our new YouTube channel.
DaybyDaySC.org & Tumblebooks
Check out these two great sites for your early childhood literacy needs.
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Children’s Services Resources
For registration or more information, please contact Children’s Services @:
Phone (843) 292.7382 | Fax (843) 661.7544