Beating the Winter, Back to Reality Blues

Beating the Winter, Back to Reality Blues

Lexington County Public Library Winter is a beautiful and peaceful time of year, where life seems to slow down a bit for the holidays leading into the new year. When the new year arrives however,

Kyland Gadson
On January 26, 2021
Pilates & Yoga

Pilates & Yoga

Lexington County Public Library The physical body is a temple, take care of it. The mind is energy, regulate it. The soul is the projection, represent it. All knowledge is false if the soul is

Jennifer Leary
On January 25, 2021
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

“Bah, hum bug.” Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly, cantankerous miser, made his way into the homes and hearts of many people in the 1800s and has remained steadfast for decades. Charles Dickens wrote the classic tale

Kyland Gadson
On December 22, 2020
Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and to celebrate we have some facts about Native American history. However, please note that “Native American” encompasses many, many, many different cultures across the country — so for

Laura Collins
On November 23, 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

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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
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We
We
We
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Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week

What is the best thing about summer for those who love the ocean and all of its creatures? Sinking your teeth into Shark Week. New shows, new discoveries and new techniques for the conservation of these amazing creatures.

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Megan Ricard July 13, 2021
Entertainment & Pop Culture Marine Biology & Oceanography Movies & Television

Japan: Olympic Host

As anticipation continues to grow and the world awaits the beginning of the XXXII Olympics — delayed a year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic — we’d like to take this opportunity to learn more about the Olympics’ host nation, the Land of the Rising Sun … Japan.

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Laura Collins June 23, 2021
Countries History & Culture Olympic Sports Travel World Cultures

Community Conversations

Lexington County Public Library We’d like to know what you think. Libraries are changing and

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Melissa Hudson June 3, 2021
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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Memorial Day isn’t the only major celebration in May. For the past 40 years, Americans have also honored the history and contributions of its Asian Americans and Pacific Islander.

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Micah Wingard May 13, 2021
Festivals & Holidays World Cultures

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.

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Kacee Merritt April 21, 2021
At Your Library Book Lists Early Literacy

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.

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Jennifer Smith April 20, 2021
Festivals & Holidays Poetry Uncategorized

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