Lake City

Lake City Public Library


Lake City Public Library


Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 pm

221 East Main Street | Lake City, SC 29560
Phone: (843) 394-8071
Fax: (843) 394-1033

Lake City Public Library Presents Happy Birthday Amelia Bedelia
Pre-schoolers and children are invited to attend a celebration honoring the 54rd birthday of Amelia Bedelia, a fictional character in children literature that was created by the authors Peggy and Herman Parish. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy a storytime that will involve books from the Amelia Bedelia reading collection and a surprise visit from the guest of honor. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lake City Public Library. For more information, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.

Line Dancing Classes

Adults and Teens are invited to participate in Line Dancing Classes at the Lake City Public Library Community Center on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tashanda Graham, Instructor , will be teaching all the moves to get fit. These classes are free, but registration is required. To register, please contact the library at 843-394-8071.

Adult Book Club
The Lunch Bunch Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 2:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Library Community Center. This month the group will read and discuss The Iguana Tree by Michael Stone. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Shelby McKenzie by dialing 843-394-8071.

Tween Book Club
The Lake City Public Library’s Tween Book Club is for individuals entering Grades 3rd – 6th.  New faces are always welcome. Join us to discover new books, enjoy fun activities and make new friends. This month the group will read and discuss Number The Stars by Lois Lowry. For more information contact Shannon Snipes at 843-394-8071.

Novel Book Club

If you are a teen and looking for a great book to read while hanging out with some great friends, then the Novel Book Club is the place to be! This book club will read and discuss one young adult title per month. This month the group will read and discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. For more information contact the library at 843-394-8071.

Need Help To Learn How To Use A Computer?

The Lake City Public Library will offer assistance to individuals to learn how to use a Computer on Tuesdays, January 10th and 24th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to call the library at 843-394-8071 to make an appointment. Please make sure to bring your library card. Florence County Residents may receive a card at no charge by registering at the Circulation Desk inside the library. Individuals from surrounding areas may receive a quest pass for the training.

Mary S. Kelley South Carolina History Room

The Mary S. Kelly South Carolina History Room has an extensive collection of materials relating to Lake City, Florence County and other surrounding areas in the State of South Carolina. These resources are available to all residents and visitors. Due to the rareness of books in the collection, all materials must be used in the library. To assist researchers with their projects, the room has a state-of-the-art Microfilm Reader and a public computer.

The library cannot undertake individual research. However, the staff will gladly assist researchers with the use of these resources.

The South Carolina History Room is open during regular hours of the library.

Partnership with The Benefit Bank of S.C.
Local organizations are joining a national movement to get needed benefits and work supports in the hands of the underserved populations. The Benefit Bank of South Carolina (TBB-SC) is partnering with the library, Mayor’s Office, hospital, school district, senior citizens center and housing authority to bring “one-stop shops” to Lake City.

TBB-SC is working with agencies behind the scenes to make sure the process is seamless and efficient for the client. TBB-SC is funded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and the Duke Endowment. Darla Moore invested in the organization to ensure that the program was fully developed in Lake City. With her help, the library has a part-time person dedicated to helping Lake City citizens prepare applications. For appointments, the community should contact the Lake City library at 843.394.8071. In the future, clients will be able to get assistance at partnering sites as well.

For more information about The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, visit