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

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.

Movie for Teens

The Lake City Public Library hosts a movie night for teens every other Wednesday @ 5:00pm. Join us for a free movie with popcorn, candy and beverages. Open to 6th grade and up. Movies will be PG-13 and lower. To find more information about the teen movies, call 843-394-8071.
Due to licensing requirements, movie titles cannot be posted on the website.

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.

Book Clubs

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 Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper. Come and enjoy the fun with the Lunch Bunch.

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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