Memorial Day Closing

The Florence County Library System (Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library and all branches) will be closed Saturday, May 23 to Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, May 26.

Library Software Upgrade

Please be aware that the library will be upgrading our software on Tuesday, May 26th. This upgrade is expected to take the entire day. Both physical services available at the locations and web-based services will be affected. We apologize for the interruption.

Summer Reading is Here!

Come explore the world with the Florence County Library System during our summer reading program. This year’s theme, “Every Hero has a story!” seeks to discover the world and other cultures through reading. The Summer Reading Program, which is open to young people from babies to young adults, features weekly programs, prize drawings, storytimes, a summer reading club, and more. (more…)

Teen Summer Reading

The Teen Services Department of the Florence County Library will be hosting our Summer Reading programs at all six of our branches, Florence, Johnsonville, Lake City, Olanta, Pamplico, and Timmonsville, this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading is “Unmask!” pertaining to heroes of all kinds, super, local, and everyday. Programs have been planned to support this theme. (more…)

Kick Off to Summer Reading in Timmonsville

The Baker Memorial Library in Timmonsville will host its annual Kick Off to Summer Reading program.

This event is to promote early literacy and to encourage parents to bring their children to the library to enjoy the different art forms including activities to reinforce learning. The children will participate in face painting, balloon sculpting, storytelling, and crafts with Home Depot. Dewey D. Fox, the library mascot, will be here for a Meet and Greet with his fans. Mad Science and Chris Lee & his Steel Drums will also be on hand to provide entertainment.

The program will be Monday, June 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information about this and other events call the Baker Memorial Library at 843-346-2941.

Best-Selling Author of Southern Mysteries to Speak at Library on June 9th

Boyer-18391Susan Boyer, known for her award-winning Liz Talbot mystery series, will be at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. Boyer will be sharing her writing process with the audience. Books will be available for purchase and autographing at the end of the program.

Boyer has written three books in the Liz Talbot mystery series: Lowcountry Boil, Lowcountry Bombshell, and Lowcounty Boneyard, released in April. The fourth book in the series, Lowcountry Bordello, will be released this fall. Acclaimed author Cassandra King says, “Lowcountry Bombshell is that rare combination of suspense, humor, seduction, and mayhem, an absolute must-read not only for mystery enthusiasts but for anyone who loves a fast-paced, well-written story!”

Boyer won the Agatha award for her debut novel, Lowcounty Boil. She also won the 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense . She is the recipient of Relief Journal’s Editor’s Choice Award in fiction and has been recognized by the Carrie McCrary Memorial Literary Awards program. If you love the beach, Southern food, small towns, and have some crazy kinfolk, then this series is the perfect choice for read for this summer’s beach reads. (more…)

Meet the Author: Dorothea Benton Frank


Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6:30 PM

Benton Benton Frank
Will present her new book

The perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with an emotionally resonant novel that illuminates the power of friendship in women’s lives, and is filled with her trademark wit, poignant and timely themes, sassy, flesh-and-blood characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry.

Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships— (more…)