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Children's Services

Childrens Services

The Sumter County Library provides programs and services for children from birth to twelve years of age. There are collections ranging from picture and board books for babies and toddlers to materials for older children. The Children’s Services Department also provides materials for parents and teachers, as well as bilingual materials in Spanish and English.

Additionally, the Children’s Department provides Storytimes for preschoolers throughout the year, an outreach program for children in daycare centers, an extensive summer program, as well as special events throughout the year. These are provided free of charge and are open to the public.

The children’s library staff provide year-round involvement for our younger patrons. In addition to the school year programs, a full Summer activity plan is scheduled.  See Event Calendar for details.

AWE Computer

The Sumter County Library Children’s Department has many educational computer resources for children available. Software programs in math, language arts, science and social studies are available for children to explore. Programs include Oregon Trail, Science Explorer, Jumpstart for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd grade.

The Sumter County Library provides both ELS and After School Edge computers. These computers provide a range of fun educational programs and activities. ELS computers are geared for children ages 2 to 10 years and After School Edge for children ages 6 – 12.

Get Homework help. Access educational databases and digital content using your Sumter County Library card at Discus, Overdrive, and RBdigital.

Check out our Resources Page or come in to one of our library locations to get assistance with finding materials that will help your children succeed in school and in life. We would also love for you to join us at any of our programs designed to help your kids create and learn.

For more information, call the Children’s Services Department at 803-773-7273 or email at

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