Aug. 31: Today is the last day of CCPL

Aug. 31: Today is the last day of CCPL's Summer Reading program

July 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) have extended this year’s Summer Reading program through the end of August to allow participants of all ages to have even more time to rea...

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Bee Jackson Wanted to “Charleston” in Charleston in 1925

Bee Jackson Wanted to “Charleston” in Charleston in 1925

July 24, 2020

Bee Jackson was a young professional dancer who tried to establish a reputation in the 1920s as the premiere exponent of the “Charleston” steps. Crisscrossing the United States and touring Europe, she boldly promoted herself as the “originator” of...

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Avoiding the beaches in the age of COVID? You can still splurge on beach reads in your backyard oasis

Avoiding the beaches in the age of COVID? You can still splurge on beach reads in your backyard oasis

July 20, 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.

Summer i...

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Spotlight on audio resources for job seekers

Spotlight on audio resources for job seekers

July 20, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - You have no time to flip pages and read from a printed resource.  You need something that you can listen to and achieve the same benefits of reading while multi-tasking, right?  You want a voice in your ear coaching you to your ...

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Tracing the Roots of the “Charleston” Dance

Tracing the Roots of the “Charleston” Dance

July 17, 2020

The dance craze known as the “Charleston” achieved world-wide fame nearly a century ago and has endured as the epitome of the carefree exuberance of the “Roaring Twenties.” Although this popular phenomenon shares a name with our home town, it aros...

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Otranto Road, Hollywood branches to reopen Monday, July 20 after COVID-19 closures

Otranto Road, Hollywood branches to reopen Monday, July 20 after COVID-19 closures

July 16, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A pair of Charleston County Public Library branches temporarily closed after staff members tested positive for COVID-19 will reopen on Monday, July 20.  

Earlier this month, both the Otranto Road and St. Paul's Hollywood libra...

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Otranto Road, Hollywood branches to reopen Monday, July 20 after COVID-19 closures

Otranto Road, Hollywood branches to reopen Monday, July 20 after COVID-19 closures

July 16, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A pair of Charleston County Public Library branches temporarily closed after staff members tested positive for COVID-19 will reopen on Monday, July 20.  

Earlier this month, both the Otranto Road and St. Paul's Hollywood libra...

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11 great digital reads for senior citizens

11 great digital reads for senior citizens

July 14, 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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Workforce Development Spotlight: SC Works

Workforce Development Spotlight: SC Works

July 14, 2020

CHARLESTON,S.C. - SC Works provides a wealth of resources to job seekers and employers alike. SC Works is a partner of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SC DEW) as well as the American Job Center Network. Much of their wor...

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CCPL expands hours for curbside services at certain branches

CCPL expands hours for curbside services at certain branches

July 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – In order to better service the needs of its patrons, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has expanded the hours for curbside services at several of its branches across the county. These new hours will begin on Monday, J...

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