• Welcome to the McLaurin Media Center!

    The Media Center is open every school day from 7:40am - 3:00 pm.  The library operates on a flexible/fixed schedule that allows students to visit the library to use resources and checkout books when their class schedule allows.  The 3k-5k students visit the media center every week on a fixed schedule as a part of their related arts schedule.  

      McLaurin Library Media Specialist

      Phone: 843-664-8457


      Degrees and Certifications:

      B.A. English Master's of Library and Information Science

      Mrs. Stephanie Thomas - Librarian

      I graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2003. I worked at Francis Marion University Library from 2003-2013 as a library assistant and reference librarian. I graduated with my Master’s in Library and Information Science in 2010 from the University of South Carolina. I began my career at McLaurin Elementary School in 2013 as the Media Specialist.

      McLaurin Library Media Assistant

      Phone: 843.664.8457


      Degrees and Certifications:

      Mrs. Rita Balutis - Library Assistant

      My love of reading led me to the McLaurin Media Center. I became a library assistant in 2019 after working as a Monetessori assistant in the classroom for 15 years.

      Library Links

      • These sites have recently been checked for accuracy in linking to the intended sites. However, adults and students are cautioned that commercial ads may appear on these sites and further links from the main sites may eventually navigate to inappropriate viewing for children. Adults should always be aware of what children are viewing on the Internet. Send any additional suggestions to: stephanie.thomas@fsd1.org

        AR Renaissance Place
        This link is for logging into AR while in the school building or for teachers to use at home.
        Destiny - Online Library Catalog
        Destiny will allow you to search for books in the school media center.
        Discovery Education
        Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.
        Florence Public Library - Children's Services
        The Florence County Library System provides library materials, services, and programs to all citizens of Florence County, to assist them in obtaining information to meet their diverse educational, cultural, recreational, and professional needs.

         The Florence County Library consists of a Main Library, five branch facilities, and a bookmobile. County libraries in South Carolina are mandated by state law and governed by individual Boards of Trustees appointed by local County Councils.

        We are a full-service, user-oriented facility, which offers, in addition to books, reference services, a local history and genealogical collection, books on tape, audiocassettes, CDs, videos and Internet – all free of charge to Florence County citizens. A $25.00 fee is charged to out-of-county cardholders.
        South Carolina DISCUS
        Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.
        StoryLine Online
        Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors including Kevin Costner, Rita Moreno, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Elijah Wood, Hector Elizondo, and Betty White reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children.



      Library Schedule