This Month's Can't Miss Event

Heritage in Harm’s Way: Environmental Literacy and Gullah Geechee Communities of Coastal South Carolina
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.

The heritage and the future of the Gullah Geechee people are inextricably linked to the communities and lands where they have historically lived on the S.C. coastline and along the old upland “rice rivers.” Join us to hear Gullah Geechee community members explain how environmental changes have placed their people and an important part of South Carolina’s cultural heritage in harm’s way. Scientists from the South Carolina Aquarium who lead a hands-on demonstration of the tools they use to help local Gullah Geechee communities become “citizen scientists” trained to collect data, analyze environmental challenges, and advocate for effective solutions. This program is presented in partnership by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and the South Carolina Aquarium. Download the Citizen Scientist app here: https://www.anecdata.org/projects/view/182, and select the Sea Rise Project.

https://www.ccpl.org/events/heritage-harm%E2%80%99s-way-environmental-literacy-and-gullah-geechee-communities-coastal-south

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:
Linda Stewart

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.