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

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

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

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

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

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 Charle...

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

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

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 tables th...

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Christmas Traditions in Early Charleston

Christmas Traditions in Early Charleston

December 13, 2019

The word “tradition” is often used to describe many of the communal activities that surround various holidays both sacred and secular. Here in the Charleston area, for example, we share a number of Christmas “traditions” with communities near and ...

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Meet with Treasurer Mary Tinkler to discuss county

Meet with Treasurer Mary Tinkler to discuss county's property tax installment plan

December 7, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Treasurer Mary Tinkler is making three stops at CCPL branches this week to introduce people to the Advance Property Tax Installment Plan, and talk about ways it benefits property owners. 

What is the Advance ...

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The Shady History of Protecting Lowcountry Trees

The Shady History of Protecting Lowcountry Trees

December 6, 2019

Shade Trees form an important part of the natural landscape here in the South Carolina Lowcountry and the focus my thoughts this Arbor Day. While some in our community would like to uproot grand oaks standing along our most scenic highways, others...

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