Baxter-Patrick James Island Library - Thanks to a little help from our Friends, Charleston County Public Library is giving away 50 tickets to meet author Jeff Kinney at the drive-thru book signing for Big Shot: Diary of Wimpy Kid #16- and the tickets are free! These additional tickets were made possible thanks to funding from the Charleston Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for our county’s libraries in order to bring our community additional programs and services, like this one! 

These tickets include a trip though the multi-stationed, sports-themed, drive-thru extravaganza in the parking lot of the Baxter-Patrick James Island Public Library. A pre-signed copy of the book is included. Please note that books brought from home are not allowed for signing requests.

Grab the whole family and Wimpify your car so it’s ready to roll through The Big Shot Drive-Thru! Decorations and signs are highly encouraged. The family with the best-decorated car will win a boxed set of Awesome Friendly books. 

One ticket / time slot per car.  

Books from home not allowed. 

Additional signed Jeff Kinney books will be available for purchase. 

Jeff is happy to take socially distanced photos with fans. All attendees must stay in their cars at all times during the event. 

Face coverings are recommended. 

About the Author: Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Jeff has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own the bookstore An Unlikely Story.

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The Charleston Friends of the Library (CFOL) raises money to fund more than 6,000 programs sponsored annually by the Charleston County Public Library, including the annual Summer Reading programs for all ages,  author book signings and lectures, staff development and training and more. CFOL relies on the Charleston community and library friends.  Donations of time, money, and books, enable CFOL to continue advocating for and enhancing our library system. To learn more about how you can become a Friend or support the organization, visit their site. CCPL is celebrating the CFOL during National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 17-24, so visit that week to learn more about their impact.