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Children & Parenting

Read, Explore, Learn, Grow & Play at Lexington County Public Library

Lexington County Public Library has a strong tradition of serving children and families with great collections, programs and services designed to build a love of reading and discovery. We also uphold the value of supporting families, caregivers and educators. Visit any of our 10 branches to find dedicated areas for children to read and explore. Designed to support literacy and learning — our programs provide rich experiences that provide opportunities to build a love of books and community. For children, Lexington County Public Library provides:

Books for Children

Stuntboy, In the Meantime
Cat Kid Comic Club Perspectives
Who Takes Care of You
Stitch By Stitch
Karen
Battle of the Butts
From the Tops of the Trees
Honest June
Fly Guy and Fly Girl Friendlyl Frenzy
Friends are Friends Forever
Light For All
Katt Loves Dogg
It Had to Be You
Bad Kitty Gets A Phone
Slug In Love
Fox: A Circle of Life
Girl Giant and the Jade War
How to Build LEGO Cars
Love Grows Everywhere
The 1619 Project Born on Water
The Smart Cookie
My Heart Grows
The Bad Guys in They
Aaron Slater, Illustrator
Out of My Heart
Amos McGee Misses the Bus

Children & Tweens

Upcoming Programs

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Books & Audio

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Movies & Music

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Magazines

Browse the world's largest digital newsstand for full color, interactive digital magazines (magazines)

Books & More

Picture | South Carolina Book Awards

There are no bears in this bakery
Because
Madeline Finn and the shelter dog
Carl and the meaning of life
The happy book
Nobody hugs a cactus
The very impatient caterpillar
When a kid like me fights cancer
SumoKitty
A voice named Aretha
The proudest blue: a story of hijab and family
If I built a school
The Paper Kingdom
Equality
Just like me
Snail crossing
The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng
A Crazy-Much Love
Packs: Strength in Numbers
This Book Is Gray

Children's | South Carolina Book Awards

Song for a whale
Pay attention Carter Jones
The bridge home
Lety out loud
A wolf called Wander
Finding Orion
On thin ice
Stay
Guest : a changeling tale
More to the story
Some places more than others
Strange birds : a field guide to ruffling feathers
The ghost in apartment 2R
When stars are scattered
Once upon an Eid: stories of hope and joy by 15 Muslim voices
Mananaland
Hello from Renn Lake
Woke : a young poet
All the Impossible Things
Scouts

Learn at Home | Reading

The Read - Aloud Family
How to raise a reader
The Enchanted Hour
The Brave Learner
Let Them Be Kids
Home learning year by year : how to design a creative and comprehensive homeschool curriculum
Homeschool bravely : how to squash doubt, trust God, and teach your child with confidence
The 5 love languages of children : the secret to loving children effectively
The five love languages of teenagers
Where
Raising an organized child : 5 steps to boost independence, ease frustration, and promote confidence

Potty Training Like a Pro

It’s time to talk about that horrible “P” word — potty. When it is time for potty training, you can’t help being a little apprehensive. Even if you have previous potty training experience, you cannot predict how potty training will go this time.

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Jennifer Leary February 21, 2022

Books are Magical

Unleash the magic — open a book and make today extraordinary. September 25 is National Open the Magic Day. After discovering this celebration, I did a little digging because it reminded me of unicorns. My five-year-old daughter is rather obsessed with them.

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Lori Thrall September 22, 2021

Apple-solutely Love Fall

During the fall season, the apple truly hits its prime with delicious concoctions like apple cider, apple pie, caramel apples — and the list goes on. October marks National Apple Month, a dedication to the top-tier fruit that’s been around for nearly 10,000 years.

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Kate Barry September 2, 2021

Board Games Aren’t Just for Fun

Board games aren’t just for fun — they’re learning tools. Cooperation, strategy, math, science, literacy, critical-thinking … there’s a game for that. From classic to brand new, here are some board games to play with your family.

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Alisha Polkowsky February 2, 2021

Fall Into Winter Reading

The days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer — but reading always brightens up our day — so we’re challenging you to Fall Into Winter Reading. We realize you’re busy, so we made it simple.

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Suri Smith November 20, 2020

It’s NaNoWriMo Time

Fall is finally here. That means football, pumpkin spice, temperatures below 90 degrees and — for the month of November — NaNoWriMo. NaNoWri—WHAT? National Novel Writing

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Laura Collins November 1, 2020

Notice: All locations will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

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