Children’s 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.


The Children’s Department provides year-round involvement

for our younger patrons with 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.  See Event Calendar for details.




Educational Resources


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


The 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.


Students can get homework help via the Internet, educational databases and digital content using your Sumter County Library card at Discus, Overdrive, and RBdigital.


Check out our Educational 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, stop by the library, call the Children’s Services Department at (803) 773-7273 or email us at

Interactive Story Time

Click on the different items in the room to hear a story or to sing along. Some items take you to Brain Pop Jr. and Britannica School. Have fun!

See a book you like? Click on our interactive shelf to reserve for curbside pickup! 

Don't have an account? Call the circulation desk to set one up 803-773-7273.

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