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Early Literacy

Children & Parenting

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:

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Little Love
Pugtato Let’s be Best Spuddies
The Babies and Kitties Book
A Twin is to Hug
ABCs of Love
Something about Grandma
A Frankenstein Valentine
Love is
My Must-Have Mom
Rosa’s Song
Getty and Kvetch
Friends are Friends, Forever
Little Penguin’s New Friend
Charlie & Mouse
Friendship Goals
Let’s Play, Crabby!
Pepper & Boo. Puddle Trouble
The Friendship War
Amina’s Voice
Power Up
Astrid & Apollo in Concert
Just Under the Clouds

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the bear in my family
bedtime bonnet
black is a rainbow color
the camping trip
the chicken who couldn
eyes that kiss in the corners
facts vs. opinions vs. robots
Harlem grown: how one big idea transformed a neighborhood
home for a while
if you come to earth
memoirs of a tortoise
Milo imagines the world
the oboe goes boom boom boom
old rock (is not boring)
Ronan the librarian
swish!: the slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters
this way, Charlie

Children's | South Carolina Book Awards

Amari and the night brothers
becoming Muhammad Ali: a novel
blue skies
clean getaway
connect the dots
distress signal
echo mountain
Finn and the intergalactic lunchbox
the hide and seeker
in the red
Isaiah Dunn is my hero
Katie the catsitter
prairie lotus
Railway Jack: the story of an amazing baboon
red, white, and whole
scritch scratch
the total eclipse of Nestor Lopez
unspeakable: the Tulsa Race Massacre
war stories
Winterborne home for vengeance and valor

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After the Fall
Your Name is a Song
Elephants Cannot Dance
I Talk Like a River
This Little Scientist
I am Every Good Thing
Perfectly Norman
Remarkably You
Imani’s Moon
Where Oliver Fits
The Proudest Blue
So Few of Me
The Wizards of Once
Golden Ticket
Way of the Warrior Kid
Saving Winslow
Code Name: Serendipity
Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite
Lily’s Promise

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