Children


Great books to check out!

The Children’s Services Department offers materials in multiple formats for children ages birth through 12 years.

We offer several story times each week, tours by appointment, after school programs at the Main Library, and general assistance for patrons.

Click here for the story time schedule and the children’s events calendar for the Main Library and the branches!

eBooks & eAudiobooks for Kids

Browse and check out eBooks and audiobooks 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

Read digital story books, read alongs, eBooks, graphic novels, nonfiction books, as well as a range of educational videos, language learning, puzzles, and games. Unlimited views, no checking out required. Access online or on the app.

Playaway Launchpads – Preloaded Learning Tablets

Check out learning tablets preloaded with learning apps and games in a range of subjects and themes.

Online Resources for Homework and Fun

Check out our Kids’ Databases.

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 do ask that you stay with your children while they are visiting the Children’s Department. For more information, please consult the Unattended Children Policy.