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Lexington County Library holds a long-standing commitment to serving children and families by offering exceptional collections, programs and services. Our primary goal is to foster a deep appreciation for reading and exploration. Additionally, we recognize the importance of supporting families, caregivers and educators. When you visit any of our 10 branches, you’ll discover dedicated spaces specifically designed for children to engage in reading and discovery.

Our specially crafted areas cater to literacy and learning, ensuring that our programs deliver enriching experiences that encourage a love for books and community. For children, we offer a range of:


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Topic    Reading Road Trip

The Night Frolic
Road Trip! a Whiskers Hollow Adventure
Strangeworlds Travel Agency
Your Friend, Parker
Big Rig
A Letter for Bob
Ghost on the Mountain (Choose Your Own Adventure)
Eyewitness National Parks

Book Spotlight    Poetry Month

The Day You Begin
The Mighty Pollinators
Rumi Poet of Joy and Love
Wonder Walkers
When the Storm Comes
House Arrest
Inside Out & Back Again
Love That Dog
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
Full Cicada Moon
A Seed in the Sun
Someone Builds the Dream

PICTURE BOOKS    South Carolina Book Awards (2024)

Abdul’s Story
Be A Bridge
Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme
Donut: The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly
Every Dog in the Neighborhood
How to Hug a Pufferfish
Little Good Wolf
Mary Had a Little Plan
Out of a Jar
Pigeon & Cat
Tiny Dino
When the Sky Glows
The World Belonged to Us
Yoshi and the Ocean

CHILDREN'S    South Carolina Book Awards (2024)

Controlled Burn
The Curse on Spectacle Key
Finally Seen
Freddie vs. the Family Curse
The Girl in White
Haven: A Small Cat’s Big Adventure
Honestly Elliott
Just Harriet
Manatee Summer
Nellie vs. Elizabeth
Out of Range
A Perfect Mistake
A Rover’s Story
We Own the Sky
Your Pal Fred

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Notice: All locations will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.