Bookmobile & Outreach Request

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will be launching a new bookmobile in 2020! As part of that launch, the Outreach Department is evaluating all current routes and considering potential new stops. The mission of the Outreach Department is to provide equitable access to library programming, materials, technology and services to patrons outside the walls of Charleston County Public Library facilities, with a focused effort on reaching the vulnerable populations of Charleston County. The Outreach Department works to initiate, develop, and strengthen relationships in populations where library use may be otherwise minimal or nonexistent in an effort to ensure that library resources may benefit these communities both inside and outside of our branches.

If you or your organization would like to be considered as a stop for the new bookmobile or if you would like to request our presence at a special event (either Bookmobile or our Pop Up Library), please fill out the Outreach Request Form.

September to December 2019 Schedule

First and Third Weeks:
Mondays Sept. 16, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16
9:30-10 a.m. Smart Cookies Early Childhood Center - Savannah Hwy.
10:30-11 a.m. Carolina Voyager Charter - Wappoo Rd.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m Shady Grove Senior Center - Savage Rd.
1:30 p.m. Grand Oaks - Madwood Dr. 
Tuesdays Sept. 3 & 17, Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5 & 19, Dec. 3 & 17
10 - 11 a.m. Fresh Fields Village -  Bohicket Rd. 
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cherry Point - Rockville
2:30-3:15 p.m. Audacy Creative Arts - Elsey Dr.
Wednesdays Sept. 4 & 18, Oct. 2 & 16, Nov. 6 & 20, Dec. 4 & 18
9:30-10 a.m. Charleston Development Academy - St. Philip St.
10:15 a.m. Ansonborough House - Society St. (Deposit)
10:30-11 a.m. Canterbury House - Market St.
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Carter May - Ingram Rd.
1:30-2 p.m. Carolina Bay - Savannah Hwy.
Thursdays Sept. 5 & 19, Oct. 3 & 17, Nov. 7 & 21, Dec. 5 & 19
9:30-10 a.m. Jones Rec. Center - Egypt Rd.
10 - 11 a.m.   Christ Kids Academy - Egypt Rd.
1:30-2:30 p.m. South Bay at Mt. Pleasant Liberty -Midtown Ave.
Fridays Sept. 6 & 20, Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 1 & 15, Dec. 6 & 20
9:30 - 10 a.m. Ruby's Academy - Dingle Rd.  
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Children's Discovery Center - Park West Center, Stockdale Rd. 
11:30 - Noon Somerby Park West - Tradition Court
2 - 2:30 p.m. Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park - Merrill Pl. 
Second and Fourth Weeks:
Mondays Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 9 & 23
9:15-10 a.m. Little Grace School - Wentworth St.
10:15-11 a.m. Charles Town Child Dev. - Wappoo Dr.
11:30 a.m. - Noon  Bishop Gadsden - Camp Rd. 
2 - 2:30 p.m. Harbor Apartments/St. James Place - Affirmation Blvd.
Tuesdays  Sept. 10 & 24, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 12 & 26, Dec. 10
9:30 - 10 a.m. Riverpointe Christian Academy - Ashley River Rd. 
10:30 - 11 a.m. Benton's House - Bluewater Way
1 - 1:30 p.m.  The Crossings at West Ashley - Essex Farms Dr.
2 - 2:30 p.m. Ashley Gardens Alzheimer's Care Center - Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
Wednesdays Sept. 11 & 25, Oct. 9 & 23, Nov. 13 & 27, Dec. 11
9:30 - 10 a.m.  The Oaks Christian Academy - Glendale Dr. 
10:30 - 11 a.m. Cadence Academy - Charlie Hall Blvd.
1:15 - 2 p.m. Ashley Park Retirement - Tobias Gadsden Blvd.
2:30-3:15 p.m. Audacy Creative Arts - Elsey Dr.  
Thursdays  Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12​​​​​​​
9-10 a.m. Grace School - Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
10:30-11 a.m. Trident Kids Academy - Medical Plaza Dr.
11:30-12 p.m. The Pines of Gahagan - Gahagan Rd.
1-1:30 p.m. Lincolnville Elderly Apts. - Slidel St.
Fridays Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11 & 25, Nov. 8 & 22, Dec. 13 & 27​​​​​​​
9-9:30 a.m. Lowcountry Learning - Hospital Dr.
9:30-10:15 a.m. The Sweetgrass School - Pine Hollow Rd.
10:30-11 a.m. Franke Home - Rifle Range Rd.
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Children’s Discovery - Venning Rd..

Bookmobile Contact Info

Phone: 843-805-6881

Bookmobile Manager:
Gwendolyn Wright

Hours of operation: 
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Map

History

According to the terms of the Julius Rosenwald agreement which helped to establish the Charleston County Public Library, library services were to be made available to all residents of Charleston County. At a meeting of the Board of Trustees in May 1931, it was decided that it was impossible to cover the county by any one method. A "book truck" was considered an essential part of the operation. As a result, a Bookmobile was purchased and began service in October 1931.