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.

June - August 2019 Schedule

First and Third Weeks:
Mondays June 3 & 17, July 1 & 15, Aug. 5 & 19
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Ht. Horr Summer Camp - Highway 174
11 - 11:30 a.m. Smart Cookies Early Childhood Center - Savannah Hwy.
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Shady Grove Senior Center - Savage Rd.
1:30 p.m. Grand Oaks - Madwood Dr. 
2 - 3 p.m. Ashley River Camp Wildcat - Wallace School Rd.
Tuesdays June 4 & 18, July 2 & 16, Aug 6 & 20
10 - 11 a.m. Fresh Fields Village -  Bohicket Rd. 
11:30 - Noon Cherry Point - Rockville
12:30 - 1 p.m. Bethel AME - Wadmalaw Island
2:30 - 3 p.m. Audacy Creative Arts - Elsey Dr.
Wednesdays June 5 & 19, July 3 & 17, Aug. 7 & 21
10 a.m. Ansonborough House - Society St.
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.  Canterbury House - Market St.
11 - 11:30 a.m.  Stanley Martin Home - Park Circle
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Carolina Bay - Savannah Hwy.
Thursdays June 6 & 20, July 18, Aug. 1 & 15
9 - 9:30 a.m. Willie B Gain Camp - Orleans Rd.
10 - 11 a.m.   Christ Kids Academy - Egypt Rd.
1:30 - 2 p.m. South Bay at Mt. Pleasant Liberty -Midtown Ave.
Fridays June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, Aug. 2 & 16
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 June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, Aug. 12 & 26
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Charles Town Child Dev. - Wappoo Rd.
10:30 - 11 a.m. EME Apartments - Central Park Rd.
11:30 a.m. - Noon  Bishop Gadsden - Camp Rd. 
2 - 2:30 p.m. Harbor Apartments/St. James Place - Affirmation Blvd.
Tuesdays  June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 13 & 27
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 June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, Aug. 14 & 18
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.
2:15 - 3 p.m. Audacy Creative Arts - Elsey Dr.  
Thursdays  June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, Aug. 8 & 22
9 - 10 a.m.  We Care Christian Academy - W. Montague St. 
10:30 - 11 a.m. Trident Kids Academy - Medical Plaza Dr. 
11:30 - Noon The Pines of Gahagan - Gahagan Rd.
12:30 Lincolnville Elderly Apts. - Slidel St.
2 - 3 p.m. Waters at Magnolia Bay - Highway 78 E., Summerville
Fridays June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, Aug. 9 & 23
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. The Sweetgrass School - Pine Hollow Rd.
10:30 - 11 a.m.  Franke Home - Rifle Range Road 
11:15 - Noon Children's Discovery Center - Venning Road
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Jennie Moore Summer Camp - Hamlin 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.