Serving all of Cherokee County!

Serving all of Cherokee County!

Summer Reading

Programs for Children

Main Library

Early Literacy Storytime
(birth – 3 years)

After School Storytime
(ages 4-11)

Blacksburg Branch

Story & Activity Time
(ages birth – 11 years)

Main Library

Tween Time
(8 – 11 years)

Main Library

Family Storytime
(all ages)

Blacksburg Library

Family Storytime
(all ages)
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Upcoming Events

June 25, 2019
  • Children: Family Movie (All Ages)

    June 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Bumblebee

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June 26, 2019
  • Children: Blastoff Storytime (All Ages)

    June 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Reading Astronauts will be bumping along through our storytime galaxy. Parents there will be plenty of banging, clanging, buzzing, and zooming as we experiment with sound. Readers will get to design their own sound making devices at each session.

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  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    June 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    We will complete a fill-in-the-blanks story, based on The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky. We’ll also find out how telescopes work, and create our own telescopes!

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  • Children: Blastoff Storytime (All Ages)

    June 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Reading Astronauts will be bumping along through our storytime galaxy. Parents there will be plenty of banging, clanging, buzzing, and zooming as we experiment with sound. Readers will get to design their own sound making devices at each session.

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June 27, 2019
  • Children: Blacksburg Tween Movie (Ages 8-12)

    June 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Monsters Vs. Aliens PG 1h42m: Susan Murphy finds herself suddenly supersized when she is exposed to a meteor full of space gunk. When alien robots start crash landing onto Earth and destroying everything in their path, Susan Murphy must team up with fellow monsters to defeat the extraterrestrials.

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  • Children: Tween Time (Ages 8 - 12)

    June 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Solar Fuse Beads: Choose your color scheme and create a mini alien or planet pin.

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July 2, 2019
  • Children: Family Movie (All Ages)

    July 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Blast from the Past Movie: Space Jam PG 1h40m When an evil alien theme park owner wants to install something new at his park he decides to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes from Earth. Will Bugs Bunny be able to face off against aliens in a Basketball Game to win the freedom of the Looney Tunes? With the help of superstar Michael Jordan they give it their best shot. Are you ready for this 1996 Blast from the Past movie?

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July 3, 2019
  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    July 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Today is all about galaxies. You’ll get a chance to participate in a skit, go on a dust hunt, and create galaxy bottles!

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July 9, 2019
  • Children: Family Movie (All Ages)

    July 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Family Movie: E.T.: A young alien gets separated from his family and lost on Earth. Go on an adventure with E.T. and Elliott to find out if he will get reunited with his family and escape getting captured by the government. PG 2h1m

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July 10, 2019
  • Children: Blastoff Storytime (All Ages)

    July 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Reading Astronauts will be bumping along through our storytime galaxy. Parents there will be plenty of banging, clanging, buzzing, and zooming as we experiment with sound. Readers will get to design their own sound making devices at each session.

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  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    July 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    We will read about Pete the cat in outer space! We will also create acrostic space poetry, and play space bingo!

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  • Children: Blastoff Storytime (All Ages)

    July 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Reading Astronauts will be bumping along through our storytime galaxy. Parents there will be plenty of banging, clanging, buzzing, and zooming as we experiment with sound. Readers will get to design their own sound making devices at each session.

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July 11, 2019
  • Children: Blacksburg Family Movie (All Ages)

    July 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Wall-E: The loneliest robot on earth is trying to collect all the trash on the planet. One day while he’s doing his job, he sees another robot named EVE and decides to follow her across the galaxy. Join us for this great robot adventure. Snacks will be served. G 1h43m

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  • Children: Tween Time (Ages 8 - 12)

    July 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Space Explorers: Get ready to explore. First, we’ll need to build our rockets & UFOs. Then, we’ll float to the moon. Space Explorers will get a chance to investigate a piece of space junk, feast on exotic alien snacks & sample freeze dried food for astronauts, create edible constellations, and watch alien goo bubble up when it reaches earth’s surface.

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July 15, 2019
  • Children: South Carolina Aquarium Rovers (All Ages)

    July 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers: The aquarium is coming to us all the way from Charleston, South Carolina. The South Carolina Aquarium Rovers will be teaching us about nearby marine and freshwater animals. This interactive experience is not to be missed. Come meet live animals at the library.

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  • Children: South Carolina Aquarium Rovers (All Ages)

    July 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    South Carolina Aquarium Rovers: The aquarium is coming to us all the way from Charleston, South Carolina. The South Carolina Aquarium Rovers will be teaching us about nearby marine and freshwater animals. This interactive experience is not to be missed. Come meet live animals at the library.

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July 16, 2019
  • Children: Cosmic Playdough Play Day (All Ages)

    July 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Cosmic Playdough Play Day: Drop in for an intergalactic playdough experience. Create custom cosmic playdough to take home while supplies last.

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July 17, 2019
  • Children: Lunar Lullabies Storytime (Ages 0-4)

    July 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Moonwalk down to the library to experience a universe of stories. We’ll be traveling through the galaxy storytime room and reading interactive stories, hearing alien noises, and creating out of this world crafts. Prepare to have your senses tickled as we orbit through space.

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  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    July 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Find out why the sun and the moon live in the sky, learn how far each planet is from the sun, and create a starry night bag to take home!

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  • Children: Read to the Dogs (Ages 5+)

    July 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Learn about the dog star, Sirius, and read to therapy dogs. Perfect for beginning to advanced readers. Books, flashcards, and reading props will be supplied by the librarian, but feel free to bring a favorite book to share with one of our dog stars.

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July 18, 2019
  • Children: Tween Time (Ages 8 - 12)

    July 18, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Gaffney Library - large conference room

    Galaxy Paintings: Artists of all levels welcome! Shimmer into the library to create a shiny galaxy of your own.

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July 23, 2019
  • Children: Space Station Play Day (All Ages)

    July 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Space Station Play Day: Drop in for a sensory Space Station play day at the library. Build an edible star constellation.

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  • Children: BLX Tween & Teen Event (Ages 8-18)

    July 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Stunning Shooting Stars: Learn about shooting stars, and create a shooting star painting with chalk pastels!

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July 24, 2019
  • Children: Blastoff Storytime (All Ages)

    July 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Reading Astronauts will be bumping along through our storytime galaxy. Parents there will be plenty of banging, clanging, buzzing, and zooming as we experiment with sound. Readers will get to design their own sound making devices at each session.

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  • Children: Blacksburg Story and Activity Time (Ages Birth - 11)

    July 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blacksburg Library, 201 South Rutherford Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702, United States

    Learn about the life cycle of a star, and star constellations. Also, we will read a Wasco legend, and create crayon resist art!

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  • Children: Blastoff Storytime (All Ages)

    July 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Cherokee County Public Library, 300 East Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29340, United States

    Reading Astronauts will be bumping along through our storytime galaxy. Parents there will be plenty of banging, clanging, buzzing, and zooming as we experiment with sound. Readers will get to design their own sound making devices at each session.

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