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:
Interactive, early literacy supporting storytimes
Literature, science and arts-based programs
Engaging books and media for children at every reading level
Summer Reading programs to support learning and prevent summer slide
Tours, orientations and training programs for elementary school students
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Dive into the depths of Summer Reading fun. Experience Tails & Tales while discovering awe-inspiring stories about animals and nature. Challenge yourself to try new things and make a positive change in your community and for our planet.
Summer Reading helps build literacy and language skills, prevents the dreaded summer slide for school-aged children, encourages teens and adults to experience the joy of reading and so much more. As you make plans this summer, don’t forget to attend a virtual program or stop by the library to check out books.
Libraries are changing and we at Lexington County Public Library want to hear what resources you want and need so we can better serve our community. Over the last year, we launched many new services in an effort to continue to reach patrons — especially during the early days of the pandemic — as the world grappled with uncertain and ever-changing information. Ask a Librarian online chat, virtual programming for all ages, personalized reading recommendations web form and self-checkout kiosks are just a few of the new services available.
As we plan for the future of our library, we want your feedback to improve the resources and services offered. Join one of our community conversations and let us know how we can better serve you. Tell us more …
What kind of events, classes, workshops or activities would you like to see at the library?
Are there materials or services you wish the library would offer?
Is there something you would like to see offered on the library’s website?
Have you ever wondered what the most popular books are at your library? Well, look no further, we’ve got your answer. You can even make it a game, grab a pen and piece of paper and jot down your guesses to see how many you get right.
Roses are red, violets are blue, we recommend reading novels in verse, as something you should do. Novels in verse are not a new invention; if you haven’t experienced this thriving genre — now is the time, after all, April is National Poetry Month.
It doesn’t matter if you’re for or against daylight saving time, we can all agree that changing the clocks is much easier than convincing our bodies that it’s 6 AM even though it’s screaming back, “Nope, it’s 5 AM according to my time.”
I remember being in school as a kid and wondering why we were only taught about historical Black figures during February. I then remember being confused because we only talked about well-known names like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.