Top 5 Checked Out Picture Books

Top 5 Checked Out Picture Books

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.

Kacee Merritt
On April 21, 2021
Books in Verse

Books in Verse

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.

Jennifer Smith
On April 20, 2021
Get Creative & Crafty

Get Creative & Crafty

March is National Craft Month. There’s no question that healthy people’s lives include creative outlets — a way to express themselves constructively so there’s less anxiety and stress from within.

Melissa Hudson
On March 19, 2021
The Power of a Good Snooze

The Power of a Good Snooze

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.”

Jennifer Smith
On March 15, 2021

TEENS & TWEENS

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:

BOOKS FOR TEENS

YOU
OUR VIOLENT ENDS
GILDED
A Psalm of Swords and Silence
When We Were Them
The Righteous
The Excalibur Curse
How to Not Fall in Love
The Upper World
The Big Reveal
Heart of the Impaler
Another Castle
You
A Snake Falls to Earth
Cyotonic
All of Us Villians
Skin of the Sea
Roxy

Tweens & Teens

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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

Junior Book Award Nominees

The benefits of being an octopus
The Benefits of Being an Octopus
The Benefits of Being an Octopus
The benefits of being an octopus
Deep water
Deep water
Deep Water
Endling: The last
Endling: The last
Endling: The last
Endling: The Last
Every shiny thing
Every Shiny Thing
Every shiny thing
Everything else in the universe
Everything Else in the Universe
Everything else in the universe
Front desk
Front desk
Front Desk
Front Desk
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold)
Genesis begins again
Genesis Begins Again
Genesis Begins Again
A good kind of trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
A Good Kind of Trouble
Harbor me
Harbor me
Harbor Me
Harbor Me
Harbor Me
I am still alive
I am still alive
I Am Still Alive
I Am Still Alive
I am still alive
The jigsaw jungle
The Jigsaw Jungle
The Jigsaw Jungle
The Jigsaw Jungle
Lifeboat 12
Lifeboat 12
Lifeboat 12
Lifeboat 12 (Reprint)
Marcus Vega Doesn
Marcus Vega Doesn
Marcus Vega Doesn
Marcus Vega doesn
The miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
The night diary
The Night Diary
The Night Diary
The night diary
The night diary
The night diary
Not if I save you first
Not If I Save You First
Not if I save you first
Not If I Save You First
Not if I save you first
Shouting at the rain
Shouting at the rain
Shouting at the Rain
Shouting at the Rain
Small spaces
Small Spaces
Small Spaces
Small spaces
Small spaces
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
The unteachables
The Unteachables
The unteachables
The Unteachables
The unteachables

Young Adult Book Award Nominees

After the Shot Drops
After the shot drops
After the shot drops
After the Shot Drops
Attucks!
Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city
Contagion
Contagion
Contagion
Contagion
A curse so dark and lonely
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A curse so dark and lonely
The Hazel Wood
The Hazel Wood
The Hazel Wood
The hazel wood
The Hazel Wood : a novel
Here to stay
Here to Stay
Here to stay
Heretics Anonymous
Heretics Anonymous
Heretics Anonymous
Heretics Anonymous
Hey, kiddo
Hey, Kiddo
Hey, kiddo : how I lost my mother, found my father, and dealt with family addiction
I Have the Right To
I have the right to : a high school survivor
I have the right to : a high school survivor
The silence between us
The Silence Between Us
The Silence Between Us
The silence between us
Sky in the deep
Sky in the deep
Sky in the Deep
Skyward
Skyward
Stay sweet
Stay sweet
Stay Sweet
Stay sweet
Stay Sweet
Stronger, faster, and more beautiful
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
Stronger, faster, and more beautiful
Stronger, faster, and more beautiful
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
Time bomb
Time bomb
Time Bomb
Time bomb
truly devious
truly devious
truly devious
A very large expanse of sea
A very large expanse of sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A very large expanse of sea
The Waning Age
The Waning Age
The Waning Age
The Waning Age
We
We
We
We
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Apple-solutely Love Fall

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The Strange Origins of Everyday Things

Do you ever put your shoes on and wonder where the idea for them came from? Or pick up a child’s toy and think about how it’s made? What about those office supplies you use everyday? If you haven’t before, you will after reading about the origins of these everyday objects.

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Jennifer Leary August 13, 2021
History & Culture

National Book Lovers Day

Calling all book lovers — did you know that there’s a day meant entirely for you? There’s no better way to celebrate than to grab a book, kindle or tablet and find a cozy place to read the day away.

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