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.
A new eBook database for children, provided by the South Carolina State Library for young ones eager to read!
The TumbleBooks collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books. Also included in the collection are French and Spanish books found in the ‘Language Learning’ area as well as National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs; all resources designed to teach children the joy of reading and learning.
South Carolina public library patrons have unlimited access to TumbleBooks from computers or mobile devices so this great resource can be used in the library, at home, or on the go.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
A program for Laurens County youth -ages birth to 5- done in partnership with Laurens County First Steps .
The goal is simply to read at least 1,000 books to your preschooler from birth to age 5 before the child enters school. This fun and exciting program increases awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace being the child’s first teacher. Sign up now at either library and help your child reap the reward of reading!
For more information about this program, please check out the 1000 Books website.
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.
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.