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Children

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
  • Reading recommendations
  • Summer Reading programs to support learning and prevent summer slide
  • Tours, orientations and training programs for elementary school students

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

The Three Little Kittens
Summer Song
Rosie: Stronger Than Steel
The Yawns Are Coming!
Taking Time
A Little Bit Brave
A New Kind of Wild
Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones
A is for Another Rabbit
Happy Birthday, Mouse! ( If You Give... )
The Camping Trip

Children & Tweens

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Digital Downloads

Explore ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics, graphic novels, movies, music and more all available for download to your favorite device.

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Libby / OverDrive

Discover the titles, authors or genres you're looking for in the format you want (ebooks, audiobooks)

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Hoopla

Stream popular titles, authors and series to your favorite device (movies, music, audiobooks & more)

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RB Digital

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

SOUTH CAROLINA BOOK AWARDS (2020–2021)

Picture Book Award Nominees

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face by Larissa Theule
Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face by Larissa Theule
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows
Brave Ballerina
Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Can I be your dog
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
The Day You Begin
Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison
Friends stick together
Giraffe Problems by Jory John
Giraffe Problems
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures
Love, Z by Jessie Sima
Love, Z
The Magician’s Hat by Malcolm Mitchell
The Magician
Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman
Misunderstood Shark
Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
Sembrando historias
Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
The remember balloons
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
Rescue and Jessica
Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood
Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
We Don

Children's Book Award Nominees

Amal unbound
Amal unbound
Amal Unbound
Amal Unbound
Amal Unbound
Arlo Finch in the valley of fire
Arlo Finch in the valley of fire
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
Betty before X
Betty before X
Betty before X
Betty before X
Betty Before X
Blended
Blended
Blended
Blended
Blended
Caterpillar summer
Caterpillar summer
Caterpillar Summer
Daring Dozen
Daring dozen : the twelve who walked on the moon
Echo
Echo
Finding Langston
Finding Langston
Finding Langston
Finding Langston
Hardscrabble
Hardscrabble
Holes in the sky
Holes in the Sky
Just like Jackie
Just like Jackie
Just Like Jackie
Just Like Jackie
Just like Jackie
Let
Let
Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl
Lizzy and the good luck girl
Max & the Midknights
Max & the Midknights
Max and the Midknights
Max and the Midknights
Saving Winslow
Saving Winslow
Saving Winslow
Saving Winslow
Sweep
Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
The doughnut fix
The Doughnut Fix
The doughnut fix
The Doughnut Fix Series, Book 1
The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA
The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA
The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA
They Call Me Güero
They call me Güero : a border kid
Willa of the Wood
Willa of the wood
Willa of the wood
Willa of the wood

BOOKS & MORE

Sing and Dance

Glad glad bear
Dot unplugged
Sing with me
Lloyd finds his whalesong
Pokko and the Drum Hardcover
Angelina ballerina tries again
Night night bunny
Sing with me canta conmigo
By the Light of the Moon
Pete the Cat Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Pete the Cat Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Spark Kindness

Kindness makes us strong
Dictionary for a Better World
Thoughtfull: discovering the unique gifts in each of us
Finding kindness
Be kind
Each kindness
Kindness rules
The big umbrella
Love Does for Kids
The kindness book
Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the backyard
I walk with Vanessa: a story about a simple act of kindness
Bee Heartful: spreading heart and kindness

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Summer Reading Program

There’s still time to get in on the fun of Summer Reading. Children and teens earn points and track progress to win prizes. Prizes will be awarded throughout the month of August.

Reading Resources

Homework Help

Learning Center

Find Your Escape

One of the best things about being a reader is that even after we close the pages of a book, we don’t have to leave

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Mindi Popovich May 20, 2020
Children Entertainment Learning Tweens

Virtual South Carolina Road Trips

With stay-at-home orders extended, many of us are starting to get cabin fever — we’re itching to stretch our legs and do something new

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Laura Collins May 3, 2020

STEAM Ahead

You’re probably already familiar with the term STEM or STEAM as it’s become an educational buzz word in recent years. Science, technology, engineering, art and math, are considered the most important skills for life in the 21st century; and while it may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.

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Megan Ricard May 1, 2020
Children Learning STEM/STEAM Tweens

School at Home

The kids are bouncing off the walls — excited about a break from school, but now you’re tasked with managing them at home all day for

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Melissa Pityk March 27, 2020
Children Entertainment Learning School Science

I Need a Library Card

I’m stuck at home (with the kids) and I just found out about all the great ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines available at the

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Melissa Hudson March 18, 2020

The Joy of Rereading

My friends have always known me as the girl who’ll read anything — cereal boxes, bottles of ketchup, warning labels on medicine — if there are words

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Heather Johnson March 10, 2020
Children Readers Advisory Teens
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Ask a Librarian

Children

Ask a Librarian is a service available to patrons via phone or email (online chat coming soon). Not only can librarians provide book recommendations for you and your child, they can help you in so many other ways — they can actually help you find answers to the world’s most fascinating questions. For example, they can …

  • Find answers to questions for research in any area of study from aeronautics to zoology
  • ‎Locate information so you can develop a business plan, find sales leads to grow your business and research your competitors
  • ‎Identify alternative approaches to health care and wellness, focusing on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated health
  • ‎Research businesses by industry or segment and company size; employment statistics, mapping and traffic modeling
  • ‎And yes, even help with the tough homework assignments students have in elementary, middle, high school or college

So, the real question is … What are you going to Ask a Librarian?