Celebrate Elephant and Piggie this month with CCPL

November 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC – Spend November celebrating two of the cutest characters in children's literature, Mo Willems' Piggie and Elephant. Head to you local branch for a chance to meet Elephant and Piggie and have a party!

CCPL has a host of events ce...

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Teen input needed for best YA fiction survey

October 29, 2017

Librarians across the country are gathering input from teen readers about their favorite fiction titles, and Charleston voices need to be heard! 

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) presents an annual selection of recommended fi...

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Charleston County Public Library launches new website

October 29, 2017

Website features improved navigation, enhanced search and reference materials access, and new online room reservations system


Contact: 
Maggie Mohr, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 843-805-6804
Email: [email protected]

CHARLESTON, SC – Charl...

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A Brief History of the High and Low Battery Seawalls, Part 1

October 26, 2017

In Charleston parlance, “the Battery” is the common name for what is actually a pair of man-made seawalls that define the southern tip of the Charleston peninsula.  The so-called “High Battery” measures just over 1,400 feet long and was b...

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ShakeOut 2017

October 19, 2017

It’s time for our annual ShakeOut!  No, I’m not talking about some retro-themed dance contest, I’m talking about the Great Southeast ShakeOut of 2017, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to promote ea...

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Celebrate Halloween with CCPL

October 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Whether you're looking for a scary movie or to make your own Halloween mask, the Charleston County Public Library has plenty of events to get you ready for the spookiest night of the year. There are even plenty of changes to g...

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A Short History of Philadelphia Alley

October 13, 2017

Philadelphia Alley is not the shortest or narrowest thoroughfare in the city of Charleston, but it is sufficiently small to escape the attention of many residents and tourists.  For those who have stumbled into its entrances on Queen and Cumberla...

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Finance Committee meeting on Oct. 16

October 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The CCPL Board of Trustees Finance Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 16 in the Main Library Board Room.

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YALLFest 2017 author lineup announced

October 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The seventh edition of YALLFest, a young adult book festival, will take throughout the Holy City on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. This year, more than 70 authors – from bestsellers to newcomers – will be signin...

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Dutch Town

October 6, 2017

“Dutch Town” was a short-lived phenomenon that may have been Charleston’s first ethnic neighborhood.  It emerged in the late 1750s and its growth was fueled by the arrival of large numbers of German immigrants in the years leading up to the...

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