This Month's Can't Miss Event

Human Library Logo2 - Incarcerated Person

Human Library Series: Get to Know a Formerly Incarcerated Person
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.
Meet a graduate of the Turning Leaf Project, a nonprofit organization that helps local men at high risk of incarceration prevent reoffending by implementing intense life skills training, job placement and more. Listen to candid stories about what life is like in prison, the difficulties of re-entering society, and the positive impact Turning Leaf has on its students. Did you know that the U.S. has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, at 724 per 100,000 people? The cost for one person to re-enter prison and serve one year is 20,000-$30,000. An estimated 68% of released prisoners are arrested within three years, 79% within six years, and 83% within nine years.

See all of the events happening this month.

Driving Directions

From Downtown:
Take Hwy. 17S towards Savannah. Just after you cross the Ashley River, take a left onto Folly Road (also called Wesley Dr. at this point). Take a right on Maybank Hwy. Follow Maybank Hwy. into John's Island. The Library will be on the left before you get to Main Road.

From West Ashley:
Take Hwy. 17S towards Savannah. Turn left on Main Road. Follow Main Road into John's Island. Take a left on Maybank Hwy. The Library will be on the right.

From Folly Beach and James Island:
Take Folly Road to Maybank Hwy. Follow Maybank Hwy. into John's Island. The Library will be on the left before you get to Main Road.

From the North area:
Take I-26 East to the I-526 Exit for Savannah. Follow I-526 to the end and make a right onto Hwy. 17S (Savannah Highway). From Hwy. 17, turn left onto Main Road. Follow Main Road into John's Island. Take a left on Maybank Hwy. The Library will be on the right.

From Mt. Pleasant:
Take Hwy. 17S towards Charleston and Savannah. Just after you cross the Ashley River into West Ashley, take a left onto Folly Road (also called Wesley Dr. at this point). Take a right on Maybank Hwy. Follow Maybank Hwy. into John's Island. The Library will be on the left before you get to Main Road.

John's Island Contact Info

Address:
3531 Maybank Highway
John's Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-1945

Branch Manager:
Pamela Sweezy

Hours of operation: 
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Services

Wi-Fi available?   Yes
Public Internet / MS Office workstations?   Yes
Color copying and printing?   Yes, $0.25 per page
Black & white copying and printing?   Yes, $0.10 per page
Public scanner? Yes
Fax machine?   No
Public meeting rooms available? Yes, Book a Room here
Public Notary? Available by appointment

Mobile Printing

Learn more about mobile printing and see instructional videos on how to use our mobile printing service.

History

The John’s Island Regional Library was opened Oct. 26, 2004. At 16,000 square feet, it is the largest of the five regional libraries. The facility provides an auditorium, a smaller conference room and a children’s story hour room. The collections are comprised of nearly 92,000 volumes, DVDs, videos, books on CD and music on CD. Approximately 40 computers serve the communities of John’s Island, Kiawah, Seabrook and Wadmalaw.