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  • Boxcar Children: Sea Turtle Mystery

    Gertrude Chandler Warner

    On a vacation to Padre Island, the Aldens help the endangered sea turtle–and solve a mystery.

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  • Search for Treasure

    Mary Alice Monroe

    Jake Potter is back on Dewees Island for another summer with his beloved grandmother, Honey. This time, Jake is excited that his dad will be there as he continues to recover from his injuries sustained in Afghanistan. But Jake also knows they both need get used to a new normal, which isn’t easy. Jake also discovers…

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  • Daughter of the Pirate King

    Tricia Levenseller

    Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map, the key to a legendary treasure trove, pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies. Now the only thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. Her power to enchant with…

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  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

    Axie Oh

    In this retelling of the Korean legend The tale of Shim Cheong, sixteen-year-old Mina is swept away to the Spirit Realm, where, assisted by a motley crew of demons, gods, and lesser spirits, she sets out to awaken the sleeping Sea God and save her homeland and family from deadly storms.

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  • The Brilliant Abyss

    Helen Scales

    The oceans have always shaped human lives, but the surface and the very edges have so far mattered the most. However, one way or another, the future ocean is the deep ocean.” writes Helen Scales. A golden era of deep-sea discovery is underway. Revolutionary studies in the deep are rewriting the very notion of life on…

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  • The Newcomer

    Mary Kay Andrews

    After she discovers her sister Tanya dead on the floor of her fashionable New York City townhouse, Letty Carnahan is certain she knows who did it: Tanya’s ex, Evan Wingfield. Even in the grip of grief and panic Letty heeds her late sister’s warnings: “If anything bad happens to me, promise me you’ll take Maya…

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  • Little Houses

    Kevin Henkes

    A young girl visiting her grandparents at the beach stays in a little house and walks along the shore gathering seashells, wondering about the creatures who used to live in each shell, about the hidden treasures of the sea—and about the world

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  • Look What I Found at the Beach

    Moira Butterfield

    Set off on an adventure and find natural treasures, from spiraled seashells to discarded mermaid’s purses. Then learn more about the marine plants and creatures in this fact-filled guide to the outdoors.

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  • Yoshi and the Ocean

    Lindsay Moore

    Yoshi, a loggerhead sea turtle, was injured and rescued by fisherman who took her to the Two Oceans Aquarium in South Africa for rehabilitation. After twenty years, Yoshi was returned to the sea and traveled nearly 23,000 miles over three years back to what is believed to be her birthplace

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Kershaw County Library Updates

There are Oceans of Possibilities with KCL Summer Reading!

  Anchors away for Summer Reading 2022! This year, we've got the fin-tastic theme of "Oceans of Possibilities!" Summer Reading Dates: Saturday, May 28 - Saturday, July 30 Age Ranges and Reading Requirements are as follows: Ages 0-4: 10 booksAges 5-12: 10 booksAges...

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Elgin Game Event

Join us in Elgin to play one of our newly donated games or bring your own for an afternoon/evening of fun! Don’t forget to bring your A-game too! For all ages. We’ll also be having Game Night in July on Monday, July 25 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in...

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Do You Know? Tuesday Trivia

In 2021, this holiday, celebrated on June 19th, became a federal holiday. What is the holiday, and what does it commemorate?

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