Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Here are the top books that librarians have chosen for July 2015.  Check our catalog or call 843-849-6161 to check availability.
Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


We've been incredibly busy this summer with lots of programs for children.  Come enjoy the library and get out of the heat.  See our calendar for our activities for children, young adults and adults.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Summer Reading: June 1-August 10

Summer Reading begins June 1. Don't miss out on the great prizes.
This summer, from June 1 through August 10, Charleston County Public Library is rewarding everyone for simply reading. Starting Saturday, June 1, sign up at any of our 16 branch locations absolutely free.

Don't Fall Behind: Why Summer Reading Is Important
Watch this short video to see how reading over the summer keeps children moving forward with their learning. If children do not read over the summer, by the time school starts in the fall, they are two months behind those who did read. By fifth grade, the gap between summer readers and non-readers can range as high as 2.5 - 3 years. Mind the gap - visit your public library, and read! 

Every Hero Has a Story is for ages 11 and younger. Children receive prizes for reading or listening to stories at levels of 5, 15 and 30 hours. Awards include the S.C. Reading Medal, passes to local attractions, karate lessons and branch grand prizes. Enjoy nearly 700 programs that include magicians, storytellers, live theatre and other exciting events.

Every Baby Needs a Story
 is for pre-readers with activity sheets designed for caregivers and babies. Turn it in to win a board book for baby and a free tote bag for baby's grown up.

Check out the fun events and prizes.

Unmask! Reading Contest
 is for students entering grades 6-12. Read anything you like, and win cool prizes, free food, passes to local attractions and gift cards. There will be bi-weekly prize drawings, grand prize drawings and rewards for reaching your reading goal. The more you read, the more you can win!

Designed for readers age 18 and older, Reading Wave rewards adults for reading with bi-weekly prizes and a grand prize drawing. Read along with Charleston County's youth and cash in - you deserve it! 

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Main Library Summer Book Sale: June 19-21
Friends of the Library Book SaleFriday, June 19 from 9 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 21 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Shop for great children's books, fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, CDs and more with prices starting at just 50 cents! Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Presented by the Friends of the Charleston County Library. Proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.

A special event for FoL members will be held Thursday, June 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

For information on becoming a Friends of the Library member, 
click here.
For more information, call (843) 805-6882 or visit


Local author Dorothea Benton Frank has a new book coming out soon, and the wait list is growing.  Her books are always highly anticipated.  Set on Isle of Palms, this book promises to be a best seller.  Three middle-aged women are drawn together by the death of another. Find out what happens to these strong women in this moving novel.

Call 849-6161 or visit our website to reserve your copy.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, May 29, 2015


It's time for Summer Reading.  We really have a lot of activities planned for all ages.  Be sure to sign up for our Summer Reading programs.

Thanks for reading and have a great time reading this summer!