We miss you, and thought we'd share some library programs with you online!
Whether you want a storytime for your little ones, or an exercise class featuring books, we've got you covered! We're making new videos daily - scroll down to see the fun!
Ultra Mega 4th of July Storytime!
Get in the spirit with this high-flying festival of patriotic books, Mentos rockets, red white and blue crafts, and much more! All four library branches competed to bring you the most fun.
Ultra Mega Father's Day Storytime!
Hey, kids! Celebrate Father's Day with these fun stories, Dad jokes, a cute card craft and more! All four of our library branches teamed up for this gem!
Ultra Mega Turtle Storytime!
It's turtle time as we get a special visit from the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Reserve! Plus two great sea turtle books, a turtle craft, and a visit to a local dock to feed the - TURTLES!
"Just Like Josh Gibson"
by Angela Johnson
Read by Clarice at our Carvers Bay Branch Library
"My Family and I/Mi Familia y Yo"
by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza
Read by Silvana at our Georgetown Main Library
"Five Little Ducks"
Illustrated by Penny Ives
Read by Shelia at our Georgetown Main Library
"A Birthday Basket for Tia"
by Pat Mora
Read by Clarice at the Carvers Bay Branch Library
"Over in the Meadow"
by John Langstaff
Read by Miss Shelia at the Georgetown Library
by Erica Sirotich
Read by Silvana at the Georgetown Library - with a bilingual twist!
"Have a Ball!"
by Nancy Noel Williams
Read by Clarice at the Carvers Bay Library
"Ten Little Caterpillars"
by Bill Martin Jr.
Read by Javier at the Georgetown Library
A Windy Day in Spring
by Charles Ghigna
Read by Silvana at the Georgetown Library
Peanut Butter & Cupcake
by Terry Border
Read by Harrison and Rowan (and their pug) at home
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Read by Silvana at the Georgetown Library
Feathers for Lunch
by Lois Ehlert
Miss Shelia reads to you about a hungry house cat and some very pretty birds!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
By Bill Martin Jr.
Silvana adds some Spanish colors to this beloved classic, illustrated by Eric Carle.
The Golden Egg Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
Take a nostalgic turn with us as we read this 1947 classic in which a little bunny finds a mysterious egg - and a friend for life.
The Easter Storytime Special!
Featuring "Pete the Cat, Big Easter Adventure" by Kimberly and James Dean
Followed by a craft idea time with Shelia and Silvana. Cute, easy projects celebrating the season, using common household materials.
From Head to Toe
By Eric Carle
You'll get a workout with this fun book that celebrates how we move - from head to toe!
G is for Goat
By Patricia Polacco
"Kid" around with us as we play with the alphabet and some excited Spring goats!
Today is Monday
By Eric Carle
Learn the days of the week in English and Spanish - and celebrate a different favorite food each day!
Up, Down and Around
By Katherine Ayres
Let's get out in the sun and plant a summer garden! These plants really know how to grow.
My Five Senses, A Lion's Tale
By Judy Nayer
Kids can explore their senses in English and Spanish with this book full of catchy rhymes and adorable illustrations.
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
By Don Wood
Today, a little mouse is determined to keep the big, ripe strawberry he found, even if a big, hungry bear is on the prowl.
When I Am/Cuando Estoy
By Gladys Rosa-Mendes
Enjoy this BIG book in English and Spanish that helps kids explore feelings.
Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
It's a classic tale, in a way you've never heard it before! Library Director Dwight McInvaill reads the wild rumpus in French and translates.
I Went Walking
by Sue Williams
A child meets a barnyard of animals while ambling along in this adorably illustrated book. Sign language and Spanish words are explored.
The Wheels on the Bus
Sing and dance along as we bring this BIG book to life!
Today, Hailey reads "Poor Louie" by Tony Fucile. In this adorably illustrated book, a pampered little dog is not amused when it's time to add a baby to the family. Music" "Happy Ukelele" by Jason Shaw www.audionautix.com Licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three clever mice mix up some pretty colors while the cat sleeps.
The Missing Tarts
by B.G. Hennessy
When the Queen of Hearts can't find the delicious tarts she just made, she enlists the help of your favorite nursery rhyme characters to solve the mystery!
A Hole in the Wall
by Hans Wilhelm
Four animals see four different things in the hole in the wall - but their friendship helps them solve the mystery. An adaption of Mark Twain's "A Fable."
Oh boy, kids, it's a sing-along (and dance-along) to Old MacDonald! We tried to be The Wiggles, but we ended up with The Giggles.
Please, Puppy, Please
by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Today, a frisky little puppy keeps his little owners running... and running!
Hidden Histories: The Waccamaw Steamship Company
Three fragile, bound ledgers from the Waccamaw Line of Steamers opens a portal to the past - when no bridges spanned Georgetown's major rivers, and boat traffic was king.
African American History in the Lowcountry: The Jim Crow Era
Historians Florida Yeldell and David Drayton explore the destruction of Reconstruction, when the Southern elite began to reassert their dominance on the Lowcountry through Black Codes, white supremacist groups, and racial violence.
Hidden Histories: The Charleston Exposition Log Book
Another exciting find from the Library archives - the sign-in book for the Georgetown Booth at the 1902 Charleston Exposition! Thousands signed it, including hundreds of proud Georgetown residents.
Featured Artist Susan Moore
The beautiful, colorful work of Susan Moore is on display at the Waccamaw Library, but no one can come in! So we traveled to Susan's house to interview her on her front porch about her inspiration and what it's like painting in a full house. Shots of her work are interspersed throughout.
The bestselling author appeared at the Waccamaw Library to talk about her life with Pat Conroy, legendary figure of modern Southern literature.
Hidden Histories: Eliza Pinckney
Another find from our archives - an antique book about founding mother Eliza Lucas Pinckney, written by her great-granddaughter Harriot Horry Rutledge, and inscribed by Georgetown native, statesman, lawyer, and SC legislator, Walter Hazard.
A Tour of the Parker Stewart House
We shot this nostalgic ramble through the venerable Front Street home in 2011, before we had a YouTube account - no one has seen it! Sisters Sarah Parker Lumpkin and Martha Parker Allison recall their childhood in the beautiful home, before it became a historic museum.
Marlanda DeKine Reads the Poetry of Kwame Dawes
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Marlanda Dekine, a Plantersville poet and 2020 Artist in Residence with Spark and Echo Arts. In this peaceful outdoor video, she reads a selection of works from Kwame Dawes, a Ghanaian poet, actor, editor, critic, musician, and former Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina.
Super Random, Totally Awesome Other Stuff
GCL Crafts: Bookie the Hedgehog
Another adorable craft from Mallary - this one is a cute creature made from an old book! The only other items you need are a glue gun, googly eyes, and some black card stock (or construction paper.) This craft is done in real time, so you can follow along as you make your own hedgehog.
30-minute Cardio Chaos
Join Heather in the Library Auditorium for a mixed-format workout that combines weights and high- and low-impact moves to tone and tighten.
GCL Crafts: Crochet a Bookmark!
Never crocheted before? This is a fantastic place to start - an easy bookmark with a stunning tassel, to use in your favorite book! Harriett is a patient teacher, and takes you through each step in real time, so you can work along with her. You just need worsted yarn, a scissors, and an H or G crochet hoot.
GCL Crafts: The Bee Nice Banner
Mallary from the Waccamaw Library shows you how to make an adorable spring banner featuring buzzing bees and a sweet message. If you have a 1) old book that can be taken apart, 2) a scissors, 3) two paint brushes, 4) black and yellow paint and 5) black yarn, you can make the craft in real time, right along with her!
GCL Crafts: Bounteous Bows
Joy from the Georgetown Library shows you the secrets to a truly fluffy bow, like those used at the library's Yuletide Home Tour.
A 14-minute full body workout using books as weights
Instructor: Heather from the Georgetown Library
GCL Crafts: The Book Bee Hive
Join Mallary from the Waccamaw Library as she makes a sweet Bee Hive craft out of an old book! All you'll need is: 1) an old book, 2) scissors, 3) a glue stick and/or glue gun, and 4) black and yellow paint OR black and yellow markers. Mallary does the craft in real time, so you can do it along with her.
What's Dewey Doing?
Dewey, the Library rabbit, stars in a 360 degree video!
GCL Crafts: Egg Carton Anemones
Miss Shelia has a wonderful craft for kids who want to make Mother's Day special! You just need some shiny egg cartons, green pipe cleaners, and scissors! She shows you some ways to be even fancier, using whatever you have around the house.