July Activities at the Library  

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Check out the list below to see all the fun the Greenville Library has planned for July!

Take note that not all activities are offered at every location and some of them have age requirements. Also, for many activities you must to a registered summer reader to attend. Here is more info on the Summer Reading Program. Be sure to register early because spaces fill up early ;-)

**NOTE** Registration for Reading Therapy Dog begins 1 month in advance. If you are interested in this event be sure to register EARLY!

July Events

Game Day
Thursdays (July 9-30) 3:00p-5:00p
Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch

Rising 4th-6th graders are invited to socialize with friends and play board games and Nintendo® Wii provided by the library. Call 877-8722 for more information.


Twilight Tales
Mondays 7:00p-7:30p
Hughes Main Library, Story Room or *Meeting Rooms A-B

All ages welcome. Adults must be accompanied by children. Call 242-5000 x2248 for details.

  • July 6 Story Time in a Box
    What kinds of things can you make with a box? Hear stories that encourage creative thinking skills.
  • July 13 Eric Litwin*
    Mr. Eric is a guitar-strumming, banjo-picking, story-telling, five-time-national-award-winning, song writing, fun, folksy guy! He’ll perform his new book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, which will be available for purchase ($18.00) and signing. Must be a registered Summer Reader to attend. Your reading log is your ticket in.
  • July 20 The Happy Circus by Becky’s Box of Puppets*
    Enjoy this unusual puppet show that is entertaining for even very young children. Must be a registered Summer Reader to attend. Your reading log is your ticket in.
  • July 27 Guess Who?
    Guess who is behind the mask. Children will also make a mask of their own to take home.

Summer ReadingTie Dye Party!
3:30p-4:15p Outdoors

Spray a beautiful creation on your own t-shirt! Bring an all-cotton t-shirt washed without fabric softener. Ages 5 and up; ages 5-8 with an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! Registration begins June 16. Program is cancelled in case of rain.


Express Yourself!
Part I: Journal It
Wednesday, July 8 2:00p-3:30p
Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch

Use the papier-mâché technique to transform a composition notebook into a personal journal. Learn about the history of journaling and get writing ideas. Bring safety scissors - all other supplies provided. Ages 11-14. Registration begins June 1. Call 277-0161.


Summer ReadingSquare Dance!
Wednesday, July 8, 3:30p-4:30p
Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

Howdy partners! Get ready for a library hoedown with a square dance and fun western-themed games. Wear your cowboy hats and other western wear. For ages 1- 12; ages 8 and under with adult caregiver.


Miss Trish Presents:Crafty Kids
Thursdays, 3:30p-4:15p
Hughes Main Library, Story Room

School age children hear a story and enjoy a creative activity. Ages 5-11; ages 8 and under with an adult caregiver. Call 242-5000 x2248 to register.


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Home School Time at the Library: Shakespeare
Thursday, July 9, 9:30a-11:00a
Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch

Learn the basics of performing a play, then perform a scene from Shakespeare. For students in grades 3 and up. Call 877-8722 or email greer@greenvillelibrary.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.


Create a Collage Bookmark
Thursday, July 9, 11:00a- 11:45a
Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch

Express yourself in color as we create beautiful bookmarks with scraps of paper. All materials are provided. Open to ages 8-14. ;Registration begins June 8. Call 834-3650.


Comic Kids: Graphic Novel Discussion
Thursday, July 9, 3:00p-4:00p
Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch

Are you hiding a superhero costume under your clothes? Are you secretly a member of the nerdiest group at school? Are you secretly a-gasp-normal kid?! Then join us for a craft and discussion of the graphic novel, The Whole World’s Crazy (Amelia Rules! series) by Jimmy Gownley. Don’t forget to wear your superhero disguise! Open to all kids ages 8-12. Call 242-5000 x2248 or email elammy@greenvillelibrary.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.


Ever After Stories: Cuba
Thursday, July 9, 7:00p-7:30p
Hughes Main Library, Story Room

Travel to Cuba with us! We’ll learn about the country, enjoy Cuban music and read Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach and Mediopollito=Half Chicken. For ages 7 and up. Call 242-5000 x2248 for more information.


Bilingual Story Time/Cuentos Bilingües
Fridays, 7:00p-7:45p
Hughes Main Library, Story Room

A 45-minute Spanish/English story time for all ages. Cuentos bilingües que durarán 45 minutos en español e inglés para todas las edades. Call 242-5000 x2248 for more information.


Let’s Pretend: Pirates and Mermaids
Friday, July 10, 10:30a and 3:30p
Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A

We begin with stories and songs that lead to pretend play. Sail the seas on our pirate ship, try some deep-sea fishing and go underwater with the mermaids! Ages 2-5. Space is limited. Registration begins June 12. Call 242-5000 x2248.


Grandbaby Books
Saturdays (every other), 10:00a-10:30a
Hughes Main Library, Story Room

Bring your grandchildren (or children) for stories, singing and dancing. All ages welcome.


Summer ReadingEric Litwin: Special Event

Mr. Eric is a guitar-strumming, banjo-picking, story-telling, five-time-national-award-winning, song writing, fun, folksy guy! He’ll perform his new book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, which will be available for purchase ($18.00) and signing. Must be a registered Summer Reader to attend. Your reading log is your ticket in.


Summer Reader Event
Monday, July 13 10:30a Travelers Rest
Monday, July 13 7:00p Hughes Main (Twilight Tales)
Tuesday July 14 10:00a Greer 11:00a Greer
Wednesday, July 15 10:00a Pelham 11:00a Pelham
Thursday, July 16 10:00a Simpsonville 11:00a Simpsonville
Friday, July 17 10:00a Taylors 11:00a Taylors


Summer ReadingParachute Play!
Tuesday, July 14, 3:30p-4:15p
Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch, Outdoors

Lift and hold on! See what fun you can have lifting and rolling a ball on a parachute. Ages 3 and up; ages 3-8 with an adult caregiver. Registration begins June 15. Call 246-1695. Program is cancelled in case of rain.


Express Yourself!
Part II: Rhyme It
Wednesday, July 15, 2:00p-3:30p
Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch

You may not know it, but you are a poet! New and experienced writers will explore what makes a poem a poem and learn easy techniques for writing formulaic poetry. You’ll have the option to share newly created poems with the group. Ages 11-14. Registration begins June 1. Call 277-0161.


Summer ReadingThe Happy Circus by Becky’s Box of Puppets

Run away to the circus with Becky’s Box of Puppets. All sorts of magic and mischief will occur under this “little Big Top.” Even young children will enjoy this unusual puppet show. Must be a registered Summer Reader to attend. Your reading log is your ticket in.


Summer Reader Event
Monday, July 20 10:00a Travelers Rest 11:00a Mauldin
Monday, July 20 7:00p Hughes Main (Twilight Tales)
Tuesday July 21 10:00a Greer 11:00a Greer
Wednesday, July 22 10:00a Pelham 11:00a Pelham
Thursday, July 23 10:00a Simpsonville 11:00a Simpsonville
Friday, July 24 10:00a Taylors 11:00a Taylors


Mosaic Bubble Paper
Tuesday, July 21, 3:00p-3:45p
Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch

Create beautiful mosaic paper with soap and food coloring. Use it for note cards, scrap booking or decorating. Open to ages 8-14. Registration begins June 22. Call 834-3650.


The Happy Circus by Becky’s Box of Puppets

Run away to the circus with Becky’s Box of Puppets. All sorts of magic and mischief will occur under this “little Big Top.” Even young children will enjoy this unusual puppet show.

Monday, July 27 10:30a Travelers Rest
Monday, July 28 10:00a Berea
Monday, July 29 10:30a Fountain Inn
Monday, July 30 10:30a Augusta Road
Monday, July 31 10:30a Anderson Road


Reading Therapy Dog

Is your child having trouble reading? Reading aloud to a therapy dog may provide the motivation and self-esteem boost that will make your child want to read. Open to children 6-11 with an adult caregiver. Space is limited. Registration begins 1 month in advance.



June 13 11:00a-12:00p July 11 11:00a-12:00p August 8 11:00a-12:00p
Library Location - Phone Library Location - Phone Library Location - Phone
Main 527-9248 Main 527-9248 Main 527-9248
Augusta 277-0161 Augusta 277-0161 Augusta 277-0161
Berea 246-1695 Berea 246-1695 Berea 246-1695
Fountain Inn 862-2576 Fountain Inn 862-2576 Fountain Inn 862-2576
Greer 877-8722 Greer 877-8722 Greer 877-8722
Mauldin 277-7397 Mauldin 277-7397 Mauldin 277-7397
Pelham Rd 288-6688 Pelham Rd 288-6688 Pelham Rd 288-6688
Travelers Rest 834-3650 Travelers Rest 834-3650 Travelers Rest 834-3650

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