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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Pandemic and Panic: Influenza in 1918 Charleston

Pandemic and Panic: Influenza in 1918 Charleston

March 20, 2020

Pandemic and panic visited Charleston in the autumn of 1918 when the Spanish Influenza spread throughout the community in a wave of acute sickness and death. Under the shadow of the Great War raging in Europe, the city was ill-equipped to counter ...

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CCPL expanding digital resources and programming, offering temporary e-Card for free access during branch closures

CCPL expanding digital resources and programming, offering temporary e-Card for free access during branch closures

March 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches may be closed, but patrons can still engage with their library from the comfort of their homes. CCPL offers an array of digital resources, programming and services, and con...

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Reading companion to exploring the sloth enclosure at the Cincinatti Zoo

Reading companion to exploring the sloth enclosure at the Cincinatti Zoo

March 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you saw Mo the Sloth eat a grape with a vitamin in it. Who knew they liked grapes, and strawberries, and corn on the cob! 

If you have a child who loves sloths, they migh...

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CCPL closing all book drops starting Friday at 5 p.m.

CCPL closing all book drops starting Friday at 5 p.m.

March 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – After closing all library branches on Monday, March 13, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is taking additional steps to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). CCPL will close all book drops at 5 p.m. on Frida...

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All about ocelots! Resource list to follow Cincinnati Zoo

All about ocelots! Resource list to follow Cincinnati Zoo's ocelot live stream Wednesday

March 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo, on Wednesday afternoon we learned how cool ocelots are! (If you missed the live stream, you can still scroll back up on our Facebook page to watch the video.)

But that cool video got us wondering w...

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CCPL closes all library branches in prevention effort to fight against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CCPL closes all library branches in prevention effort to fight against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 15, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - In an effort to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has closed all library branches.

This also includes the postponement of the opening of the new St. Paul/Hollywood Lib...

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