Kindness Project

Kindness Project

Lexington County Public Library Lexington County Public Library invites the community to join in spreading kindness throughout the month of November.  The library offers a series of activities encouraging local residents to be kind to

Melissa Hudson
On November 5, 2020
Witches

Witches

Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.Witches (and wizards) wield magic with a wave of a wand, a wiggle of a nose and the snap of a finger. Whether they are from

Laura Collins
On October 20, 2020
Werewolves

Werewolves

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not us.Werewolves are one of the world’s most famous shape-shifters, and have enthralled us in stories — both in print and on screens. Below the glow of a

Laura Collins
On October 18, 2020
Mermaids

Mermaids

Mermaids swim and splash through our imaginations in a flurry of shells, seaweed and scales. They give us mental images of gorgeous beaches, serene lagoons, sunken pirate ships and underwater cities made of coral. Not

Laura Collins
On October 17, 2020

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

Havenfall
Given
Hard Wired
Nowhere on Earth
The Good Luck Girls
American Royals
Arcade and the fiery metal tester
A Heart So Fierce and Broken
Mindfulness and meditation : handling life with a calm and focused mind
Ansley
Be Not Far from Me
Most Likely
Live : /liv/ verb remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life
Connect the Dots
Super Puzzletastic Mysteries

Tweens & Teens

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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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

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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