Reading companion to exploring the sloth enclosure at the Cincinatti Zoo

Reading companion to exploring the sloth enclosure at the Cincinatti Zoo

March 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - If you joined our field trip to the zoo this afternoon, you saw Mo the Sloth eat a grape with a vitamin in it. Who knew they liked grapes, and strawberries, and corn on the cob! 

If you have a child who loves sloths, they migh...

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CCPL closing all book drops starting Friday at 5 p.m.

CCPL closing all book drops starting Friday at 5 p.m.

March 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – After closing all library branches on Monday, March 13, Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is taking additional steps to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). CCPL will close all book drops at 5 p.m. on Frida...

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All about ocelots! Resource list to follow Cincinnati Zoo

All about ocelots! Resource list to follow Cincinnati Zoo's ocelot live stream Wednesday

March 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo, on Wednesday afternoon we learned how cool ocelots are! (If you missed the live stream, you can still scroll back up on our Facebook page to watch the video.)

But that cool video got us wondering w...

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CCPL closes all library branches in prevention effort to fight against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CCPL closes all library branches in prevention effort to fight against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 15, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - In an effort to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has closed all library branches.

This also includes the postponement of the opening of the new St. Paul/Hollywood Lib...

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Yamboo: An Enslaved Muslim in Early South Carolina

Yamboo: An Enslaved Muslim in Early South Carolina

March 13, 2020

Yamboo was a stoic African man whose Muslim faith helped him endure a life of servitude in eighteenth-century South Carolina. His brief autobiography, published in Charleston in 1790, provides valuable evidence of the presence of Islam among this ...

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Application Deadline Extended: CCPL launches Teen Volunteer program at 2 locations

Application Deadline Extended: CCPL launches Teen Volunteer program at 2 locations

March 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Teenagers looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity are encouraged to apply for the Charleston County Public Library’s new Teen Volunteer program. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and skills while enhanci...

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CCPL takes precautions against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CCPL takes precautions against spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As the world faces a challenging public health situation with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is taking precautionary steps with the library’s patrons and staff’s safety in mind....

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CCPL Update on West Ashley Library Community Feedback

CCPL Update on West Ashley Library Community Feedback

March 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) collected more than 700 responses as the library and Charleston County Government leaders plan for the future of the West Ashley Library, which has been experiencing increasing flooding is...

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CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank bring after-school snacks to the library

CCPL, Lowcountry Food Bank bring after-school snacks to the library

March 9, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Lowcountry Food Bank are working together to alleviate child hunger in Charleston by providing after-school snacks at three library branches. The free, nutritious snacks ...

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His Majesty’s Warships in Charleston Harbor

His Majesty’s Warships in Charleston Harbor

March 6, 2020

The presence of British warships in Charleston harbor was not confined to a few isolated events during the American Revolution. Between 1720 and 1775, a succession of royal frigates was stationed here to protect the colony’s valuable trade and t...

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