- Programs & Classes
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party with Porkchop Productions
Friday, June 3 at 3pm, Greenwood Branch
Bright Star Theatre presenting “The Greatest: Sports Heroes A to Z”
Friday, June 17 at 3pm, Greenwood Branch
Garden Gate Rabbits
Tuesday, June 21 at 10am, Ninety-Six Branch
Tuesday, June 21 at 3pm, Ware Shoals Branch
Tim Sonefelt Magic Show
Tuesday, June 28 at 3pm, Ware Shoals Branch
Wednesday, June 29 at 10am, Ninety-Six Branch
Wednesday, June 29 at 3pm, Greenwood Branch
Thursday, July 7 at 10am and 3pm, Greenwood Branch
*Critter Keeper events have been canceled due to injury.*
Wednesday, July 20 at 3pm, Greenwood Branch
End of Summer Reading Party
Tuesday, July 19 at 3pm, Ware Shoals Branch with Ronald McDonald
Wednesday, July 20 at 10am, Ninety-Six Branch with Ronald McDonald
Friday, August 5 at 3pm, Greenwood Branch with Soap Bubble Circus
Sensory Storytime - Registration Required
Tuesdays at 6pm on: June 14 and July 12
Register for the latest storytime here.
Storytime at Emma Gaskins (Magnolia) Park
Wednesdays at 10am on: June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays at 11am on:
June 8 - Stuck to the same old pattern when it comes to your paper airplanes? Come learn how to make a variety of models and use your best creation in our Distance Competition.
June 22 - Come in to learn how to make homemade kites and join us as we take them out for a spin!
July 6 - Get creative with our golf ball paintings before a round of library mini-golf.
July 20 - Always wanted a foosball table? Come make your own tabletop version!
Storytime at Cambridge Park
Thursdays at 10am on: June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 14, 21, 28
Tooty-Tot Storytime at Greenwood Branch
Thursdays at 10:30am on: June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 14, 21, 28
Summer Movie Parties - Registration Required
Fridays at 3pm on:
June 10 - Surf's Up (PG)
June 24 - Cars (G)
July 8 - The Sandlot (PG)
July 22 - Space Jam (PG)
Sign-Up for the Summer Reading Program starts June 1st!
Come in to the library to register or register online here!
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 file from our website below. You will use your reading log 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 a new log for the next 100 books. You can also print the log in a 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 then be invited to a graduation party in September of that year.
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The Developmental Disorders 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.
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!
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