Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus

Looking for great read-alikes? You can log on to NoveList to browse recommendations for any age group. You’ll need the Discus password provided by South Carolina State Library. If you don’t have a Discus password, call any library branch and we will be happy to help you get access.

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Book Clubs

Find out what our book clubs are reading and join the virtual discussion on Goodreads, a website for readers.

Audiobooks

After Sundown
The Sea Glass Cottage
88 Names
The Final Deception
After Me Comes the Flood
My Dark Vanessa
Get Out of Your Own Way
Be Not Far From Me

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Summer Reading Program

Reading Resources

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Playground

With great collections, programs and services designed for middle and high school students — as well as their caregivers and educators — the library strives to strengthen a love of reading and discovery among teens. Visit any of our 10 branches to find dedicated programs and services to support the growth and development of teens. For tweens and teens, Lexington County Public Library provides:

New Arrivals

The Business of Lovers
The Boy From the Woods
An Amish Picnic
Recipe for Persuasion
In Five Years
Conjure Women
All Adults Here
My Dark Vanessa
It
The Splendid and the Vile
The Revisioners
Get Out Of Your Head
House of Earth and Blood
The Glass Hotel
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Open Book
On the Corner of Hope and Main
Darling Rose Gold

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Playground

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

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

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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

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SOUTH CAROLINA BOOK AWARDS (2020–2021)

Picture Book Award Nominees

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

Children's Book Award Nominees

Amal unbound
Arlo Finch in the valley of fire
Betty before X
Blended
Caterpillar Summer
Daring Dozen
Echo
Finding Langston
Hardscrabble
Holes in the sky
Just like Jackie
Let
Lizzy and the good luck girl
Max & the Midknights
Saving Winslow
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
The Doughnut Fix
The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA
They call me Güero: a border kid
Willa of the Wood

BOOKS & MORE

Singing & Dancing

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

Learning & 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
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Raising an organized child : 5 steps to boost independence, ease frustration, and promote confidence

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Summer Reading Prizes

There’s still time to get in on the fun of Summer Reading. Call your local branch for information about days and time prizes can be picked up — they'll be available the entire month of August.

Reading Resources

Homework Help

Board Games Aren’t Just for Fun

Lexington County Public Library Board games aren’t just for fun — they’re learning tools. Cooperation, strategy,

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Alisha Polkowsky February 2, 2021
Board Games Children Learning Skills Sports & Recreation Teens

Beating the Winter, Back to Reality Blues

Lexington County Public Library Winter is a beautiful and peaceful time of year, where life

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Kyland Gadson January 26, 2021
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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

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Suri Smith November 20, 2020
Children Early Literacy Readers' Advisory Teens

What’s all the Hoopla About?

Books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies and television shows are all items accessible through the library — but what about music? That’s where Hoopla comes in. Hoopla allows you to check out music from a wide variety of artists and in a multitude of languages, as well as ebooks, audiobooks, movies and tv shows.

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Megan Ricard September 16, 2020
Children Digital Downloads Early Literacy

Back to School

Summer is coming to an end which means it’s time to get ready for school. Avoid the anxiety and let this be an exciting time

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Melissa Pityk August 25, 2020
Back to School Children Readers' Advisory Teens

Fairy Tales: Little Red & Cinderella

Fairy tales are an important genre in children’s literature and have been passed down from generation to generation. Usually ending “happily ever after,” fairy tales make for a perfect family read aloud. These favorites for the gentler listeners’ ears will be a good place to start.

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Jill Klaseus August 19, 2020
Children Early Literacy Fairytales Fractured Fairytales
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