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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! 


4th of july special     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.


Fathers Day storytime     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!


Turtle Storytime     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   "Just Like Josh Gibson" 

    by Angela Johnson 

    Read by Clarice at our Carvers Bay Branch Library


Mi Familia y Yo    "My Family and I/Mi Familia y Yo"

    by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza

    Read by Silvana at our Georgetown Main Library


Five Little Ducks    "Five Little Ducks" 

   Illustrated by Penny Ives 

   Read by Shelia at our Georgetown Main Library


Birthday Basket for Tia     "A Birthday Basket for Tia" 

    by Pat Mora

    Read by Clarice at the Carvers Bay Branch Library


 Over in the Meadow    "Over in the Meadow" 

    by John Langstaff 

    Read by Miss Shelia at the Georgetown Library


Found Dogs    "Found Dogs" 

    by Erica Sirotich 

   Read by Silvana at the Georgetown Library - with a bilingual twist!


have a ball    "Have a Ball!"

    by Nancy Noel Williams 

    Read by Clarice at the Carvers Bay Library


Ten Little Caterpillars    "Ten Little Caterpillars" 

    by Bill Martin Jr. 

    Read by Javier at the Georgetown Library


Windy Day in Spting    A Windy Day in Spring 

    by Charles Ghigna 

    Read by Silvana at the Georgetown Library


Peanut Butter and Cupcake    Peanut Butter & Cupcake 

    by Terry Border 

    Read by Harrison and Rowan (and their pug) at home


Very Hungry Caterpillar    The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

     by Eric Carle 

    Read by Silvana at the Georgetown Library


Feathers for Lunch     Feathers for Lunch 

    by Lois Ehlert 

    Miss Shelia reads to you about a hungry house cat and some very pretty birds!


Brown Bear What Do You See    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.


Golden Egg Book     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.


Pete the Cat Easter

    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    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     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     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     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 Lions Tale    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.


Little Mouse Red Strawberry    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     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    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     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.


Wheels on the Bus     The Wheels on the Bus 

    Sing and dance along as we bring this BIG book to life!


Poor Louie    Poor Louie

    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 Licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License


Mouse Paint    Mouse Paint

    by Ellen Stoll Walsh

    Three clever mice mix up some pretty colors while the cat sleeps.


The Missing Tarts    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     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."


Old MacDonald     Old MacDonald 

    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     Please, Puppy, Please

    by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee 

    Today, a frisky little puppy keeps his little owners running... and running!


New Videos 

Waccamaw Steamship Company     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 Jim Crow     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.


Charleston Exposition     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.

Susan Moore    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.


Casdsandra King Conr    Cassandra King Conroy: Tell Me a Story 

    The bestselling author appeared at the Waccamaw Library to talk about her life with Pat Conroy, legendary figure of modern Southern literature.


Eliza Pinckney    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.


Parker sisters     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    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 

Bookie the Hedgehog    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.


Cardio Chaos     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.


Crochet with Harriett    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.


Mallary craft    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!


Joy with Bow    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.'


Bookercise    Book-ercise!

    A 14-minute full body workout using books as weights 

    Instructor: Heather from the Georgetown Library


Book Bee Hive     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.


Dewey    What's Dewey Doing?

    Dewey, the Library rabbit, stars in a 360 degree video!

Egg Carton Anemones   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.