A conversation with Technology Librarian Melissa Hatch

A conversation with Technology Librarian Melissa Hatch

August 11, 2021

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) created a Workforce Development Taskforce eighteen months ago.  Initially, this group was assembled and tasked with creating a virtual curriculum of jobseeker services and resources on library social media p...

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CCPL to open renovated John’s Island Library on Aug. 23

CCPL to open renovated John’s Island Library on Aug. 23

August 10, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the renovated John’s Island Library, located at 3531 Maybank Highway, on Monday, Aug. 23. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m...

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Join CCPL's Hydration Challenge for a chance to win a $100 gift card

August 2, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston County Public Library is encouraging people to drink more water by joining the Hydration Challenge.

Patrons 12 and older can receive a free CCPL color-changing water bottle and have a chance to win a $100 gift ca...

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CCPL’s Free and Fresh program expands to Dart, Otranto Road libraries

CCPL’s Free and Fresh program expands to Dart, Otranto Road libraries

July 29, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is expanding its Free and Fresh program to two new branches thanks to funding from Healthy Tri-County. The program will launch at the Otranto Road Library (2261 Otranto Road) and the ...

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On Interviewing: Answering the question:

On Interviewing: Answering the question: 'Tell us about a difficult situation and how you handled it'

July 28, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Imagine yourself going into a job interview excited and feeling positive about presenting your skillset, achievements, and accomplishments to a prospective employer. Suddenly that enthusiasm and optimism is deflated when you are...

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Maroons, Picnics, Parades, and Porgy

Maroons, Picnics, Parades, and Porgy

July 23, 2021

Summertime brings easy living to many Lowcountry residents—a time to shed the constraints of modern life and enjoy the great outdoors at a nearby retreat. Long before the convenience of modern automobiles and recreational vehicles, the people of e...

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CCPL to open renovated Otranto Road Library on Aug. 2

CCPL to open renovated Otranto Road Library on Aug. 2

July 20, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the renovated Otranto Road Library, located at 2261 Otranto Road in North Charleston, on Monday, Aug. 2. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning...

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South Carolina’s First Public Lending Library in 1698

South Carolina’s First Public Lending Library in 1698

July 16, 2021

A bronze plaque on the west side of St. Philip Street in urban Charleston informs pedestrians that the site of Memminger Elementary School once hosted “the first public lending library in the American colonies,” established in 1698. This phrase ha...

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Dorchester Road Library staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Dorchester Road Library staff member tests positive for COVID-19

July 15, 2021

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Dorchester Road Library is temporarily closed following a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. The book drops/materials returns at the branch are also closed during this time. Per CCPL's response protocols, th...

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What’s the etiquette for requesting and writing letters of reference?

What’s the etiquette for requesting and writing letters of reference?

July 14, 2021

 Reference letters are commonly used to verify a person’s skill set, character, and accomplishments. If you are applying for a job, you will need a letter of recommendation at some point.  If you are a supervisor, manager, or person in a leadershi...

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