Proprietary vs. Royal Government in Colonial South Carolina

December 27, 2019

South Carolina was born as an English colony and continued as such until the American Revolution, but its first century of existence was marked by two contrasting periods characterized by different forms of colonial administration: An initial “p...

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Top 10: Living healthier, cleaning better, and being yourself top nonfiction reads of 2019

December 27, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - There's nothing like a good book of nonfiction to expand the mind—and the heart. Nonfiction challenges, informs, and moves through a deeply reported investigation into a current events, an emotional memoir about one writer's l...

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Reasons to check out a telescope and spend your nights outside this week

December 27, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - There's always something to see in the night sky, and this week is no exception. With a CCPL telescope, you can spend the week exploring the galaxy with your feet still firmly planted on the ground. 

Each telescope comes with ...

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Top 10: Action and suspense lead list for audiobook fans in 2019

December 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Whether they're how you survive that long commute on I-26 or what keeps you moving in the gym or on a long run, audiobooks are great, hands-free entertainment. And it turns out listening to an audiobook is just like reading a bo...

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Why reading to kids should be your New Year's resolution in 2020

December 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - When children are not read to by their caregivers, they enter kindergarten having heard one million fewer words than children whose parents read them stories. This startling statistic was published in a recent study which highli...

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Top 10: Superheroes shine in most circulated movies of 2019 at CCPL

December 25, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library patrons love superhero movies. 

We continue the deep dive into the titles that were most circulated in 2019, this time taking a look at the most popular DVDs and BluRays that were checked out t...

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What children's book were most popular for children at CCPL? Here are the Top 10!

December 23, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - At CCPL, we spend a lot of time getting kids to read. That means we have a team of people who spend a lot of time thinking about what books will attract kids -- from babies to preteens -- to the library and into the stacks to pi...

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Branch closures due to heavy rain and flooding threats

December 23, 2019

Charleston County Public Library will close all branches at 3 p.m. Monday due to inclement weather and the threat of more flooding at high tide in the evening.

The system closed the the West Ashley branch, located at 45 Windermere Blvd. in Charl...

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Top 10: The most circulated young adult novels of 2019 at CCPL

December 22, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - These days it seems like all young adult books are gret reads for everyone, but these are the ones that got the most attention from teens and adults alike this year at CCPL. 

Oh, you hadn't heard that adults are picking up alm...

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Top 10: Fiction triumphs in most circulated books in 2019 at CCPL

December 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – What are your neighbors reading? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedside table...

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