Book recommendations for the apocalypse and everything after

Book recommendations for the apocalypse and everything after

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Even more to download! CCPL and hoopla roll out Bonus Borrows collection

Even more to download! CCPL and hoopla roll out Bonus Borrows collection

March 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library and hoopla are offering a new collection library card holders can access with their account. Bonus Borrows includes more than 1,000 top titles and favorite anyone can check out and download immed...

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The Scandalous Black Dance of 1795, Part 1

The Scandalous Black Dance of 1795, Part 1

March 27, 2020

The traditions of African-American dance and music form an important part of Charleston’s cultural heritage that survived many generations of local discrimination and active suppression. In 1795, for example, the sounds of a nocturnal “negro d...

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Draw your own Pigeon, Piggie, and Elephant with Mo Willems!

Draw your own Pigeon, Piggie, and Elephant with Mo Willems!

March 26, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are there any fans of Pigeon, Elephant, and Piggie at your house? (Of course the answer is YES!) What if you could learn to make your own Piggie and Elephant stories? Now you can! 

Author and illustrator Mo Willems has been ho...

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Book recommendations for artists and their artwork

Book recommendations for artists and their artwork

March 25, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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Books featuring giraffes to pair with our virtual Cincinatti Zoo field trip

Books featuring giraffes to pair with our virtual Cincinatti Zoo field trip

March 25, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you saw a pair of baby giraffes, Theo and Fennessy, and learned all about how they live and grow up. 

If you have a child - or maybe it's you! - who loves giraffes, they ...

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CCPL teams up with US Census to get everyone counted

CCPL teams up with US Census to get everyone counted

March 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that the Charleston community is accurately represented.

For the first time, ...

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CCPL offers free Wi-Fi outside of library buildings for public use

CCPL offers free Wi-Fi outside of library buildings for public use

March 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC – Community members without access to internet are invited to access the Wi-Fi outside of most of the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches. While CCPL remains closed due to the Coronavirus, the Library’s Wi-Fi ext...

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Digital book recommendations for Women

Digital book recommendations for Women's History Month with YA librarian Ashley Collins

March 22, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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CCPL modifies temporary closure period

CCPL modifies temporary closure period

March 20, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches are temporarily closed and will remain closed until further notice. Fines incurred during this period are being waived.

“It appears we will be unable to reopen on March 31....

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