Youth Services

Welcome to Youth Services. Our goal is to support the Laurens County community by sharing engaging events and library collections with your family. Our staff is always available to assist with reading recommendations to help your children succeed in school and life. Please join us for programs and experiences for your whole family that support early literacy and nurture a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Please contact the Youth Services Librarian at (864) 681-7323, extensions 221 or 222 if you have questions, suggestions, or require special assistance of any kind.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

A program for Laurens County youth -ages birth to 5- done in partnership with Laurens County First Steps .

1000 books

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten. Sound hard? Not if you read just one book a night: that is 365 books a year, 730 books in two years, and 1095 books in three years. Sign up and your child’s picture will be posted in the library. You are your child’s first teacher!

For more information about this program, please check out the 1000 Books website.

Story Time!Storytime

A weekly program for children -ages birth to ten – of stories, songs, and fun age -appropriate activities.

There are three different story times hosted by the Laurens County System:

  • Preschool Story Time; for ages 3 to 5 – Tuesdays (Clinton) and Wednesdays (Laurens) at 10 AM
  • Mother-Goose-on-the-Loose; for birth to 3 years – Tuesdays (Clinton) and Wednesdays (Laurens) at 10:30 AM
  • Afterschool Adventures; for ages 6 to 10 – Thursdays (Clinton Only) at 4:30 PM

Please see our calendar for specific dates and times for each location.


These are monthly events focused on tween and teen library patrons (11-18). Parents and guardians are welcome. Information regarding upcoming events for this age group can be found on the library calendar.

Special Events

The Laurens & Clinton Libraries also host additional events throughout the year that are focused for young readers and their families. These events are announced on our library calendar as well as our physical locations. If you have questions about up-coming special events, please contact the library at (864) 681 -7323.

Please check out the Internet & Research page for links to sites appropriate for kids’ homework help, games, and fun learning material.