Lake City Public Library

Lake City Public Library

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 pm

ArtFields Venue

The Lake City Public Library will be participating as a Venue in the ArtFields Competition that is scheduled to begin on April 25-May 4, 2014. Twenty-three artworks and sculptures from around the state of South Carolina will be on display in the library and in the Community Center. After viewing the art work, the Public can visit the library’s Computer Technology Center to use one of the computers to vote on their favorite artwork during the event.

Mary S. Kelley South Carolina History Room

The Mary S. Kelly South Carolina History Room has an extensive collection of materials relating to Lake City, Florence County and other surrounding areas in the State of South Carolina. These resources are available to all residents and visitors. Due to the rareness of books in the collection, all materials must be used in the library. To assist researchers with their projects, the room has a state-of-the-art Microfilm Reader and a public computer.

The library cannot undertake individual research. However, the staff will gladly assist researchers with the use of these resources.

The South Carolina History Room is open during regular hours of the library.

Computer Basics Workshops

The library offers a FREE Computer Basics and Internet Basics Workshops. All you’ll need is your own library card. The workshops are held in the Computer Technology Center. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Individuals may register by calling the library at 843-394-8071 or by visiting the Computer Technology Center Desk. The following 2 hours workshops are held every other Tuesday during each month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Computer Basics – Never used a mouse before? Then this workshop is for you. This beginner’s class introduces what a computer is and how it works. Learn the basics of computer hardware and Microsoft Word 2003. Individuals will also begin to practice using a mouse to open programs.

Internet Basics – In this workshop, individuals will learn how to use the Internets, browse the World Wide Web, do Google Searches, and create Email Accounts and much more.

The Benefit Bank of South Carolina

A representative from the Benefit Bank of S.C. will be at the library to assist individuals in completing applications for resources that meet their needs. Also, individuals can receive assistance with completing their 2013 Federal and State Income Tax Return. During one consultation, individuals can also apply for the following.

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly food stamps)
  • Lifeline (assistance with telephone service)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Voter Registration
  • Low Income Subsidy (Assistance with Prescriptions)

Please call 843-394-8071 or visit the library to make an appointment.

Book Clubs

Do you love to read and socialize with others at the same time? The Lake City Public Library has three Book Clubs that you can become a member of.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 12:15 p.m. in the Community Center. This month the group will read and discuss
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. Come and enjoy the fun with the Lunch Bunch.

The Tween Book Club, grades 3rd – 5th, meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Children Department. This month the group will read and discuss Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker.

The Novel Bunch Book, grades 6th- 8th, meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Community Center. This month the group will read and discuss Monsters by Walter Dean Myers.

Partnership with The Benefit Bank of S.C.

The Benefit BankLocal organizations are joining a national movement to get needed benefits and work supports in the hands of the underserved populations. The Benefit Bank of South Carolina (TBB-SC) is partnering with the library, Mayor’s Office, hospital, school district, senior citizens center and housing authority to bring “one-stop shops” to Lake City.

TBB-SC is working with agencies behind the scenes to make sure the process is seamless and efficient for the client. TBB-SC is funded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and the Duke Endowment. Darla Moore invested in the organization to ensure that the program was fully developed in Lake City. With her help, the library has a part-time person dedicated to helping Lake City citizens prepare applications. For appointments, the community should contact the Lake City library at 843.394.8071. In the future, clients will be able to get assistance at partnering sites as well.

For more information about The Benefit Bank of South Carolina, visit

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