The Shaw Community Center: A Living Memorial to Civil Rights Progress

The Shaw Community Center: A Living Memorial to Civil Rights Progress

February 23, 2024

COMING UP ON THE NEXT CHARLESTON TIME MACHINE: The Shaw Community Center at 22 Mary Street in downtown Charleston embodies an important historical legacy: It arose shortly after the Civil War as a memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and members of the 5...

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CCPL needs your help to shape the future of technology programming and services at libraries in Charleston County

CCPL needs your help to shape the future of technology programming and services at libraries in Charleston County

February 20, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is working to address the digital divide and gaps in literacy in the County, and it needs your help. The library is launching a public survey to collect better understand the community'...

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Segregation and Desegregation at the Charleston County Public Library, 1930–1965

Segregation and Desegregation at the Charleston County Public Library, 1930–1965

February 16, 2024

The Charleston County Public Library opened its doors in 1931, but welcomed visitors unequally and conditionally until the early 1960s. Like nearly every other institution existing in the American South during that era, the Charleston Free Library...

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CCPL closed on Presidents Day

CCPL closed on Presidents Day

February 16, 2024

The Charleston County Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 19 in recognition of Presidents Day. Book drops will remain open during this time. 

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Gaillard Center "Tweet Tweet" Workshops for Kids

Gaillard Center "Tweet Tweet" Workshops for Kids

February 12, 2024

Calling all early learners! Join the Charleston Gaillard Center at select CCPL branches for FREE workshops geared toward children ages 0-5. Enjoy special, interactive activities in celebration of the upcoming Gaillard Center show for young childre...

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Folly Beach Library closing for renovations

Folly Beach Library closing for renovations

February 8, 2024

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is closing the Folly Beach Library, located at 55 Center St, on Friday, March 1 at 1 p.m. to undergo renovations as part of the ongoing referendum-funded project. The library will re...

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John L. Dart, Champion of Education

John L. Dart, Champion of Education

February 2, 2024

The John L. Dart Library at 1067 King Street bears the name of a pioneering figure in the history of education in Charleston. Born free during the last years of slavery, Dart benefited from the first flowering of African-American schools after the...

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Free Car Seat Checks at select library branches

Free Car Seat Checks at select library branches

February 2, 2024

Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly? Help us flip the stats by dropping by CCPL's Car Seat Check event! Drop by one of the events to have your car seat checked for proper installation by Certified Child Passenger Safet...

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Celebrate Black History Month With CCPL

Celebrate Black History Month With CCPL

January 31, 2024

The Charleston County Public Library is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February with programs, music and cooking, speaker events and more! Black History Month is an annual celebration that recognizes the achievements of Af...

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Join CCPL's Newest Book Club...Reading Roadshow!

January 31, 2024

Reading Roadshow is back! Join CCPL each month this spring at a new location around Charleston County. In this adult book club, we'll read and discuss a relevant nonfiction or fiction book, then take a behind-the-scenes tour of that month's host o...

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