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Kershaw County Library

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SC Lends is a consortium of twenty library systems in South Carolina. Materials can be searched and selected with the click of a button, and routed to your home library.

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Our Downloadables

Your library offers ebooks and audiobooks for you to download, all for free! These can be borrowed on your phone, tablet, e-reader, or computer.

Feb 24
February 24, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dungeons & Dragons – BETHUNE

Bethune Branch, Bethune SC

Looking for an adventure? If so, you’ve stumbled upon the quest of your dreams! KCL Bethune hosts a weekly Dungeons & Dragons group for ages 12 to adult on Saturdays, …

Feb 24
February 24, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Strategy Saturday – Winter 2024

Warm up indoors at KCL Elgin with Strategy Saturdays every fourth Saturday of the month! Bring your family or friends and enjoy board games, card games, puzzles, and more. We …

Feb 26
February 26, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Elgin Book Club – February 2024

Elgin Branch, Elgin SC

We’re starting back up our monthly book club with Beyond That, The Sea by Laura Spence-Ash. Pick up your copy at the front desk and join our discussion!

Celebrate Black History Month

  • King: a life

    Jonathan Eig

    The first full biography in decades, “King” mixes revelatory and exhaustive new research with brisk and accessible storytelling to forge the definitive life for our times.

  • Medgar & Myrlie : Medgar Evers and the love story that awakened America

    Joy-Ann Lomena Reid

    Tracing the extraordinary lives and legacy of two civil rights icons, this gripping account of Medgar and Myrlie Evers is told through their relationship and the work that went into winning basic rights for black Americans, and the repercussions that still resonate today.

  • Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts : stories and recipes from five generations of black country cooks

    Crystal Wilkinson

    A lyrical culinary journey that explores the hidden stories of Black Appalachians through powerful essays and forty comforting recipes from the Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Years ago, when O. Henry Prize-winning writer Crystal Wilkinson was baking a jam cake, she felt her late grandmother’s presence. She soon realized that she…

  • The Survivors of the Clotilda : the lost stories of the last captives of the American slave trade

    Hannah Durkin

    Joining the ranks of Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Zora Neale Hurston’s rediscovered classic Barracoon, an immersive and revelatory history of the Clotilda, the last slave ship to land on US soil, told through the stories of its survivors-the last documented survivors of any slave ship-whose…

  • Chef Edna : queen of southern cooking, Edna Lewis

    Melvina Noel

    Edna loved to cook. Growing up on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, she learned the value of fresh, local, seasonal food from her Mama Daisy, as well as how to measure ingredients for biscuits using coins and to listen closely to her cakes to know when they were done. Edna…

  • Pies from Nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott

    Dee Romito

    Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed–bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold…

  • Radiant Child

    Javaka Steptoe

    Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the artwork had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak,…

  • A Year of Black Joy

    Jamia Wilson, editor

    An uplifting and empowering anthology of joyful contributions from 52 contemporary Black voices, including chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley, scientist Dr. Raven the Science Maven, and award-winning author Patrice Lawrence Curated by award-winning author Jamia Wilson, A Year of Black Joy celebrates the joy, talent, and contributions of 52 Black people…

  • There was a Party for Langston

    Jason Reynolds

    A celebration of Langston Hughes and African American authors he inspired, told through the lens of the party held at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 1991.