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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.

Apr 15
April 15, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Readers: The Neurodivergent Brain

Camden Branch, Camden SC

About one in five Americans has a condition that falls under the umbrella of neurodivergence. These range from autism and ADHD to obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, Down Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, …

Apr 15
April 15, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Upcycled Crafts: Keys to My Heart

Elgin Branch, Elgin SC

Ages 18+ can enjoy a fun crafternoon making wall art with old keys. You can bring your own unique keys or use ours. Materials supplied, but limited to 10. Register …

Apr 16
April 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bethune Book Club – April 2024

Bethune Branch, Bethune SC

This month, our club is reading The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. Request a copy with the librarian today! New members welcome!

Celebrate Poetry Month!

  • Rumi: Poet of Joy and Love

    Even the greatest poet was once a child. And so it was with Rumi. As a child he was enchanted by birds and books. He later became a scholar, but it was the loss of his best friend Shams that inspired Rumi to his most important realization: Love is in…

  • The Mightly Pollinators

    Helen Frost

    When you are outside on a summer’s day, have you ever seen fine powder on a flower or floating on the breeze? That’s pollen, almost invisible, waiting for the only thing it needs — a ride on the wind, or a wing, or a feather. And it’s the pollinators, small…

  • She’ll be the Sky: Poems by Women and Girls

    From well-loved poets – including Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton, and Christina Rossetti – to newer voices – such as Amanda Gorman, Yrsa-Daley Ward, and Amineh Abou Kerech – this outstanding collection from talented anthologist Ella Risbridger has poems for every mood and every moment. Ella’s selection is wide-ranging…

  • Four Quartets

    Ralph Fiennes

    During the early days of COVID, the Oscar nominee set himself the challenge of committing Four Quartets to memory, and in 2021 he brought it to the London stage followed by a tour of theaters across the UK. Written by Nobel Prize winner Eliot in the shadow of the Second…

  • Leaning toward Light : poems for gardens & the hands that tend them

    In this new poetry anthology, Leaning toward Light, acclaimed poet and avid gardener Tess Taylor brings together a diverse range of contemporary voices to offer poems that celebrate that joyful connection to the natural world.

  • The Lost Book of Bonn

    Brianna Labuskes

    Germany, 1946: Emmy Clarke is a librarian not a soldier. But that doesn’t stop the Library of Congress from sending her overseas to Germany to help the Monuments Men retrieve and catalog precious literature that was plundered by the Nazis. The Offenbach Archival Depot and its work may get less…

  • Spoken Word : a cultural history

    Joshua Bennett

    A fascinating history of the art form that has transformed the cultural landscape, by one of its influential practitioners, an award-winning poet, professor, and slam champion In 2009, when he was twenty years old, Joshua Bennett was invited to perform a spoken word poem for Barack and Michelle Obama, at…

  • An Earth Song

    Langston Huges

    An illustrated adaptation of a Langston Hughes poem where a child delights as the world around him awakens from winter and comes to life with the long-awaited arrival of spring and new beginnings of all kinds.

  • Why Fathers Cry at Night : a memoir in love poems, letters, recipes, and remembrances

    Kwame Alexander

    Kwame Alexander shares snapshots of a man learning how to love. He takes us through stories of his parents: from being awkward newlyweds in the sticky Chicago summer of 1967, to the sometimes-confusing ways they showed their love to each other, and for him. Alexander attempts to deal with the…

  • Eating My Words: and 128 other poems

    Brian P. Cleary

    A playful and punny illustrated poetry collection from Brian Cleary that’s perfect for middle grade readers. Includes quick tips about poetic forms and poetic devices that teachers can use in poetry lessons.

  • Just Another Epic Love Poem : nothing ruins a friendship like falling in love

    Parisa Akhbari

    Two best friends, bonded by their shared love of poetry, uncover all the different meanings if “I love you” once they begin dating their senior year of high school.

  • In and Out the Window

    Jane Yolen

    Accompanied by enchanting artwork, this brilliant collection of more than 100 poems from the legendary author celebrates childhood, showing just how wonderful it is to be a kid.

  • Poemhood, our black revival : history, folklore & the Black experience: a young adult poetry anthology

    Featuring contributions from an award-winning, bestselling group of Black voices, past and present, this powerful poetry anthology elicits vital conversations about race, belonging, history and faith to highlight Black joy and pain.