Children's Programs
Children's Programs Quick Links


Puppet Time 
Mondays at 10am

September 14, 28         
October 12, 26
November 9, 23        

December 7, 21


Sensory Storyime 
Tuesdays at 6pm
Sign-up in advance.

September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8


Weekly Storytime 
Wednesdays at 10:30am

September 23, 30            
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18      
December 2, 9, 16


Tooty-Tot Storytime 
Thursdays at 10:30am

September 10, 17, 24      
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19      
December 3, 10, 17

Art Connection   
Thursdays from 4-5pm

September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

Fabulous Fridays for Homeschoolers
Fridays at 11am

Sign-up in advance.

September 18, October 16, November 20

Back to Top

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Why Read 1,000 Books?

Parents can help young children learn the five early literacy skills which research has determined children must know before they can learn to read. These essential skills needed for school success are:

Phonological Awareness is being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.
Vocabulary is knowing the name of things and concepts.
Print Convention is noticing print, knowing how to handle a book, and knowing how to follow the words on a page.
Background Knowledge is prior knowledge, things our child has learned.
Letter Knowledge is knowing letters are different from each other, knowing their names and sounds, and recognizing letters everywhere.


How Does It Work?

Any child from birth to the day they enter Kindergarten is eligible for this program. You can sign your child up at any time by coming into the library or calling the Children’s Room at (864) 941-4656. Make sure to stop by the library to pick up your first reading log or print the .pdf file from our website below. You will use your reading logs to record 100 books at a time. Every time you have completed 100 books, you can bring your old log to the library to receive your next 100 books log. You can also print the log in a .pdf file from home on our website below.


How Long Does It Take To Reach 1,000 Books?

1 book per day x 3 years = 1,095 books
10 books per week x 2 years = 1,040 books
3 books per day x 1 year = 1,095 books


What Happens When We Finish?

When you have finished 1,000 books your child will be able to select a new picture book to add to the collection. The book will include a bookplate with the child’s name on it. Your child will be the first one to check out their honor book and will be invited to a graduation party in September of that year.

Sound like fun? Sign-up today to get started!
                                     Downloadable Reading Logs

                                          1 to 100

                                          101 to 200

                                          201 to 300

                                          301 to 400

                                          401 to 500

                                          501 to 600

                                          601 to 700

                                          701 to 800

                                          801 to 900

                                          901 to 1,000

Back to Top

Developmental Disorder Resource Center

The Developmental Disorder Resource Center (DDRC) was developed by the Greenwood County Library with help from the Greenwood County Community Foundation. The DDRC offers a variety of materials meant to be used by children and adults with developmental disorders or distinct sensory needs.

For three weeks, you can check-out a number tactile toys, games, and flashcards to assist in working-through sensory processing challenges and developing an understanding of the world around us.

Other materials include books about a number of topics relevant to those dealing with developmental disorders, such as homeschooling for children with Autism, anger management, and diets for children with ASD.  Calming and therapeutic music is also available on CDs in the DDRC. These books and CDs are available for a full three weeks.

Back to Top



Don't miss our Family Literacy Calendar.There are daily literacy activities from the South Carolina State Library and click on the link below to go to TumbleBook, where you will find online books, games, and puzzles!


Back to Top

Photo Release Notice:

Photos or videos may be taken at Library events and activities for Library use in promotion and publicity. Anyone not wanting to have their photo taken should notify Library staff at the time of the event or activity.