Explore books, activities, events, and resources for children of all ages. Request a tour for your group or organization, get book recommendations, or find learning resources online. Questions? Email the Youth Services department at


Weekly storytimes, after-school activities, Summer Reading, and special events for families, there’s always something to do free at the Library. See all upcoming events for children and families on the Events Calendar or check the weekly story time schedule.

eBooks, Audiobooks & Digital Streaming

Libby for Kids – This collection is limited to materials appropriate for children only. Read in a browser or download the Libby app to get started.
Tumblebooks: Interactive Stories Online – Digital story books, read alongs, nonfiction books, puzzles, games, and more. Access online or on the app.
Kanopy Kids – Enjoy unlimited plays of children’s favorites, like Highlights, Sesame Street, and movies and TV aimed at ages 2-8. To access, log in to your Kanopy account, then click Kids in the top-right corner of your homepage. Learn more about Kanopy Kids and parental controls.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Take part in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Track your progress, earn prizes, and have fun! To learn more visit our Beanstack page, contact the Youth Services department at (864) 260-4500 ext. 158 or email

More than Books

Find more than books available for check out from your local library.
Launchpads: Preloaded Learning Tablets – These kid-friendly tablets come preloaded with learning apps and games in a range of subjects and themes.
Wonderbooks – Print books with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids will press play to read along with their favorite books and then switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun. Ask about Wonderbooks at your local library branch.
Children’s Museum of the Upstate Passes – Check out a pass to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, SC.

Online Learning Resources

Explora for Elementary School – Browse or search hundreds of topics. Available through DISCUS.
Tumblemath – Practice math skills with math-based books, quizzes, and more. Available through DISCUS. – Connect with a tutor in math, reading, science, and other subjects, find practice quizzes, and more. Available through DISCUS.
Browse all online resources for elementary school.

Award Books Collection

  • Caldecott Award – Given each year to the best illustrator of a story.
  • Newbery Medal  – Given each year to the best author of the written text of a book.
  • Coretta Scott King Awards – Given each year to the best African-American author and illustrator of children’s books.
  • South Carolina Book Awards – Books chosen each year by South Carolina schoolchildren in four categories: Picture Book, Children’s, Junior, and Young Adult.

Parents, we ask that you stay with your children while in the Library. For more information, please consult the Unattended Children Policy.