Ninety Six Branch Library Programs


Ninety Six Branch Library

100 Cambridge St. South
Ninety Six, SC 29666
(864) 543-4749
Fax (864) 543-2161
The Ninety Six Branch Library is hosting a DHEC Covid testing site outside the building. Click here to find information on resgistering, directions, and more. Please do NOT come into the Library if you are coming for testing.

Shannon Rickert
Branch Manager

The Ninety Six Branch Library was housed in a small building where the Ninety Six Visitors Center is now located before moving to its present site in 1985. The formal dedication ceremony was held on April 14, 1985.

The Ninety Six Branch Manager is Shannon Rickert.  The Ninety Six Branch Library has computers, photocopier/printers and Wi-Fi.

Grades: Birth - 5th Grade. Engage your children in reading with storytimes, crafts, and more! 

Early Reader Programs: Encourage reading from an early age by signing your baby or toddler up for an early reading program! Studies have shown that early intervention by reading to your young child can help them succeeed better in school and life. We offer the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library programs. You can sign your children up for both or just one. 

Children's Programs: View our currently scheduled Children's Programs below.

Children's Book Kits  

Try a new book kit for children birth - 2nd grade. There are 2 - 3 books on a theme or subject, songs to sing with your family, and a small craft to do. 

Check out the kit, read the books, sing the songs, and do the craft then just turn in the books and container when you are done. 

These are available at the Ninety Six Branch Library please call Ms. Shannon if you have any questions.

February Themes: Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day

Toddler Tales and B-Boppin Music  

Toddler Tales:

Come join Ms. Shannon for some story time fun.  We will be using the flannel board to tell some different rhymes as well as read 3 or 4 stories.  This program is for children birth to age 4.   

B-Boppin Music: Come join Ms. Shannon for some story fun, singing and dancing. This program is for children birth to age 4.

Registration is required and currently space is limited to 8 children and 1 adult per child.

Register by calling 864-543-4749Social Distancing will be followed.

Don't forget to sign up with Ms. Shannon!


Toddler Tales and B-Boppin Music

Wednesday, January 19: 10 AM 
Masks are required for ages 3+

Join us for a snowy combined Toddler Tales and B-Boppin Music! 


  • Supertruck by Stephen Savage
  • You Can Do It Sam by Amy Hest
  • Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by Lucille Colandro


  • Days of the Week
  • Snow Clothes
  • Snowman 
  • Five Little Penguins

Toddler Tales

Wednesday, February 2: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

Let's celebrate love with some Valentine's Day books to read together!


  • Be Mine, Be Mine Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
  • Home Is Where the Heart Is by Emma Dodd
  • Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright




B-Boppin Music

Wednesday, February 16: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

Let's sing and dance together with Ms. Shannon at B-Boppin Music time!


  • Days of the Week
  • Ten Little Valentines
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed
  • The Animals On the Farm Say
  • Two Little Groundhogs
  • I Put My Hands Together

Toddler Tales

Wednesday, March 2: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

Welcome spring! Let's read a book or two about St. Patrick's Day and two more that remind of us the warmer weather and new flowers blooming!


  • The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Amy Wummer
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro
  • In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Bauer
  • Pinkalicious: Fairy House by Victoria Kann

B-Boppin Music

Wednesday, March 16: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

Let's sing and dance together with Ms. Shannon at B-Boppin Music time!


  • The Days of the Week
  • If You’re a Pet and You Know It
  • The Wheels On the Bus
  • The Shamrock is Green
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • The Animals On the Farm Say
  • 5 Little Butterflies

Toddler Tales

Wednesday, April 6: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

It's time for Easter! Let's read about bunnies, chicks, and all things Easter-y!


  • The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro
  • Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood
  • Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley

B-Boppin Music

Wednesday, April 20: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

Let's sing and dane together with Ms. Shannon at B-Boppin Music time!


  • The Days of the Week
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • The Animals on the Farm Say
  • The Itsy Bitsy Monkey
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider

Toddler Tales and B-Boppin Music

Wednesday, May 4: 10 AM
Masks are required for ages 3+

It's almost Mother's Day! Let's read a book about moms and a few spring books too! We also will be doing some fun songs and fingerplays together!


  • The Night Before Mother's Day by Natasha Wing
  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog by Lucille Colandro
  • Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
  • One Little Seed by Elaine Greenstein


  • 5 Little Speckled Frogs
  • Color Frogs
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
Children's Creation Craft Day  

Come on in to the Ninety Six Branch Library and grab one of our children's take-home-crafts while supplies last and build something amazing. Birth - 5th grade.

Make sure to tag us if you post photos of your craft to Facebook or Twitter.  Use the hashtag #nsbranchkids. We love hearing from you!


January 18 - 21 

Foam Cup Snowmen

Make your own snowman and dress them up in earmuffs and scarves!

Kits available at the Ninety Six Branch Library while supplies last.


February 14 -18 

Crayon Valentine

Make this beautiful valentine for a friend or family member!



March 21 -25

Handprint Leprechaun

Make your own Leprechaun out of your handprint!

Kits available at the Ninety Six Branch Library while supplies last. 



April 18 - 22

Paper Hyacinths

These adorable little flower crafts make a great spring crafting activity to do with the kids. 



Grades: 6th - 12th. Hang out at the Library and join us for fun games and activites. Check out the Young Adult section for books, audiobooks, and more. 

Teen Tuesdays

Stop on by the Ninety Six Branch Library and grab one of the take-home-crafts while supplies last.  Use your imagination and make it your own. 

This is a project for 6th-12th graders.

Make sure to tag us if you post any photos of your craft to Facebook or Twitter. Use the hashtag #nsbranchteens. We love hearing from you!


January 17 - 21

Paper Snowman Craft

Time for yet another snowman! Create a snowman that's fun to make and fun to bounce around (a bunch of these would also make a lovely garland!).


February 14 - 18

Paper Heart Mobile

Here’s one of the easiest valentine crafts we’ve done - a paper heart mobile! This paper heart craft is super simple to make and looks so festive hanging up in your home!


March 21 - 25

Yarn Painting

Would you like to paint without using any paint? Let's paint with yarn instead!




April 18 - 22

3D Paper Tulip

The mixture of the tulips popping off the page in a 3D effect and the bright, vibrant colors makes this paper tulip flower craft a show stopper.



Welcome the the adult section of the Library. We offer in-person programming for adults including book and craft clubs.

Extended Branch Book Club  

Join us at the Ninety Six Branch Library to discuss the book of the month.  Pick up a copy while supplies last at the Circulation Desk in Ninety Six.  You may bring a drink & snack for yourself but we will not be sharing. Masks are required.

Meetings run from 10 AM - 11 AM.

If you miss out on a free copy, don't let that stop you! We welcome new members. Feel free to bring a your own copy of the book and join in the discussion. Contact Shannon with any questions.


Thursday, January 13: 10 AM

The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King

None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore, and none of them have actually ever been that sweet. But this spirited group of Southern women, who have been holding biannual reunions ever since they were together in college, are nothing short of compelling. There's Julia Stovall, the First Lady of Alabama, who, despite her public veneer, is a down-to-earth gal who only wants to know who her husband is sneaking out with late at night. There's Lanier Sanders, whose husband won custody of their children after he found out about her fling with a colleague. Then there's Astor Deveaux, a former Broadway showgirl who simply can't keep her flirtations in check. And Corinne Cooper, whose incredible story comes to light as the novel unfolds.

Masks required. 


Thursday, February 10: 10 AM

Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life. Culminating in a final terrible moment when all is revealed, Brat Farrar is a precarious adventure that grips the reader early and firmly and then holds on until the explosive conclusion.

Masks required.


Thursday, March 10: 10 AM

North Toward Home by Willie Morris

In North Toward Home, Morris vividly recalls the South of his childhood with all of its cruelty, grace, and foibles intact.  He chronicles desegregation and the rise of Lyndon Johnson in Texas in the 50s and 60s, and New York in the 1960s, where he became the controversial editor of Harper's magazine. North Toward Home is the perceptive story of the education of an observant and intelligent young man, and a gifted writer's keen observations of a country in transition. It is, as Walker Percy wrote, "a touching, deeply felt and memorable account of one man's pilgrimage."

Masks required.


Thursday, April 14: 10 AM

Riding the Bus with my Sister by Rachel Simon

Rachel Simon's sister Beth is a spirited woman who lives intensely and often joyfully. Beth, who has an intellectual disability, spends her days riding the buses in her unnamed Pennsylvania city. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. One day, Beth asks Rachel to accompany her on the buses for an entire year. This wise, funny, deeply affecting true story is the chronicle of that remarkable time. Rachel, a writer and college teacher whose hyperbusy life camouflaged her emotional isolation, had much to learn in her sister's extraordinary world. Full of life lessons from which any reader will profit, Riding the Bus with My Sister is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the past...[that] might just change your life"



Thursday, May 12: 10 AM

Death in Advertising by Laura Bradford

When Tobi Tobias decided to open her own ad agency, having to moonlight in a pet shop wasn't part of her vision . . . of course, neither was murder. Sometimes when opportunity knocks, the door you open leads to a closet. That's certainly the case for Tobi, whose weekends spent cleaning cages in her best friend's pet shop may soon be over. She's just landed her first big break-Zander Closet Company needs a catchy campaign slogan ASAP, and Tobi thinks she's got the right hook to knock 'em dead: "When we're done, even your skeletons will have a place". But when a real dead body topples out of a showcase closet, she's about to discover there is such a thing as bad publicity. To save her fledgling business and not get killed by the competition, Tobi takes on a new pet project: solving the murder. But with a stressed-out parrot as the only witness to the crime, Tobi will really have to wing it to put the cagey killer behind bars.

Meet the Author!

Laura Bradford will be joining us for this book discussion. Ask her questions about her book and more. Afterwards there will be a book signing and opportunity to purchase more of her titles.



Ninety Six Hours
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 12:30 PM
(CLOSED 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM) 
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday  



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