Library The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library was constructed in 2003 through the assistance of Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation.  The Foundation constructed public libraries in each of the county's municipalities.

The library provides community services, public meeting space, art exhibit space, and historical research, in addition to standard library programs. The $17 million library was the first in a long list of investments made in the cultural corridor of downtown Florence by the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation.


Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library
509 S. Dargan St.
Florence, SC 29506

The day before your next paycheck? We've still got a lot for you to do in downtown Florence!


  • Pecan Crawl to be held in downtown Florence

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- In celebration of National Pecan Month, the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Pecan Crawl involving several restaurants that are on its S.C. Pecan Trail.

    The self-guided tour includes Boxcar Market, Dolce Vita Café + More, Top Hat Special-Teas, Town Hall, Victors, and Wholly Smokin'.

    For $35, participants will get samplings of each business' featured dishes involving pecans.

    For tickets, visit and purchase by Tuesday, April 25, 2017. For more information, call 843-664-0330.


  • Living a full life in Florence


    Full life. Full forward.
    As Florence Mayor Stephen J. Wukela said with optimism four years ago during his State of the City address, Florence is in a state of a renaissance.
    “Our union is not a facade of smiles that conceal real differences; but, rather, the durable product of hard negotiation and true compromise motivated by practical realism and a singular goal. We have turned the force of this efficient and urgent pragmatism toward the critical task of rebuilding our City,” Wukela said in 2013.
    Continuing downtown revitalization, decreasing crime, and investing in infrastructure advances at a steadfast pace.

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  • Florence springtime events are plentiful

    Arts International Festival

    Spring brings a new round of exhibits, festivals, and outdoor activities to enjoy in Florence.
    Arts and entertainment in Florence County in the spring features a beautiful lineup. From the notable April festivals in Florence to “The King and I” at the Florence Little Theatre to concert lineups, there’s a variety of activities to enjoy.
    Returning for its fifth year, ArtFields has plenty to do day and night. The nine-day festival in Lake City is an art competition with $100,000 in cash prizes given to artists across the Southeast. Winners are determined by attendees as well as a juried panel. Artfields runs April 21-29. For a list of the events, visit
    Arts International will be held from noon to 6 p.m. April 8 in downtown Florence. There’ll be three stages of continuous music as well as the Artisan Village and food vendors. Don’t forget the Eighth Annual Welding Rodeo returns to Arts International as well. The daylong contest starts at 7:30 a.m. and finishes with judging and auction, which benefits the Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation’s scholarship fund.
    Also April 8 is the Flo-Town 5K. The run/walk offers participants an enjoyable trek through Pee Dee history and the natural wetlands along Jeffries Creek. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. For more details, visit

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Visitor Information

Toll Free: (800) 325-9005
Phone: (843) 664-0330

Visitor Information Center

3290 W. Radio Drive
Florence Civic Center Upper Level
Florence, SC 29501

Daily 9am - 5pm



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