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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Dorchester Road Library closure postponed until July 31

Dorchester Road Library closure postponed until July 31

July 12, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has postponed the closure of the Dorchester Road Library, located at 6325 Dorchester Rd. The library, which was previously scheduled to close on July 17, will now close on Saturday,...

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CCPL branch closures, delays due to impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa

CCPL branch closures, delays due to impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa

July 8, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Two Charleston County Public Library locations are closed on Thursday, while three others have delayed openings, due to impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa.

The St. Paul's Hollywood and Edisto Island libraries are closed. 

The ...

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The Star-Spangled Spirit of Charleston

The Star-Spangled Spirit of Charleston

July 2, 2021

The “Star-Spangled Banner” became our national anthem in 1931, but its history in the Palmetto City goes back much farther. The words were written in Maryland in 1814, while the tune, composed in London during the 1770s, came to South Carolina dec...

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Folly Beach Library reopens for in-person services on July 6

Folly Beach Library reopens for in-person services on July 6

July 2, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Tuesday, July 6, the Folly Beach Library, located at 55 Center Street, will once again allow patrons inside the facility, offering limited in-person services such as browsing, mobile printing, computer use, and notary appoi...

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31 Years: Overdue books returned to CCPL just a little bit late

31 Years: Overdue books returned to CCPL just a little bit late

June 29, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sometimes you can't help it and you have to turn in a book a little bit late. Sometimes a little late turns into really late. And sometimes, really late becomes 31 years. 

That's how long these two books were overdue before th...

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