Your Sumter County Library is not just books anymore.
We still have a wide variety of print books and media, e-books, and audiobooks for all ages, of course, but today our services go far beyond books. Do you need help using the computer? Our reference librarians can assist you in creating a document, pulling up a job application, or even proctor an online exam. If literature is your passion, you may want to join Wesmark Library’s monthly book club. Or perhaps you would just like to relax and watch a classic movie with us. There is plenty for any lover of the arts: the Friend’s of the Library Author event, guest speaker programs, and even a Local Author’s Fair.
The Library has a wealth of great activities for youth as well.
With programs that range from crafting to computer coding, from watching a movie to reading to a therapy dog, we have a little something for everyone. Wesmark Library hosts a weekly Storytime, and the Main Library partners with local HeadStart and daycare programs to bring in hundreds of children for Storytime every month. Our Teen Advisory Board is also active all year long, with opportunities for teens to volunteer and plan future programs.
The Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Friends of the Sumter County Library, is extremely popular. We offer prizes to help motivate thousands of children to keep reading over the summer, and we host programs nearly every day to keep kids active, social and learning. During the summer, we also have some fantastic performances that are not to be missed.
Look around, the library can be found out in the community as well.
The Children’s Department schedules outreach to infants and toddlers. We have been at the Optimist Club’s Reading in the Park event, Palmetto Health Tuomey’s SafeKids event, as well as countless career days and area EXPOs. And you might even catch us reading with our special friend, Pete the Cat, at a school literacy night or at the annual Art in the Park event.
You can help us grow by becoming a member of the Friends of the Library or become a volunteer.
The Sumter County Library has more to offer than ever before. Book time to come in and visit us at one of our locations: Main, Wesmark, South Sumter — or catch the Bookmobile.