Welcoming the Newest Member of the Board

August 18, 2016

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Library adds thousands of free downloadable items to its website

July 28, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audio books, songs and movies are now available for local residents to download or stream free – if they have a Charleston County Public Library card.

In addition to the free digital service...

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Library board elects Brack to be new chairman

July 1, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Board of Trustees of the Charleston County Public Library has elected Charleston businessman and publisher Andy Brack to serve as its chairman.
Other officers elected include tax professional Steven Clem of James Island...

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Dart Mural reflects Cynthia Graham Hurd's joy

June 20, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Friends, family and co-workers gathered Monday at the John L. Dart Branch Library to honor one of those lost in the Emanuel AME Church shootings by dedicating a bright, wall-sized, geometric mural in her honor.

Cynthia Graham...

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Programs honor Emanuel victims

June 13, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As we approach the first anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, Charleston County Public Library is planning several special events and programs to honor the nine Charlestonians who lost their lives, inclu...

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June Library Programs, including Emanuel-related events

May 17, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — June is a busy month at Charleston County Public Library’s 16 branches with special programs, exhibits and a book drive planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the Emanuel AME Church shooting along with dozens of events ...

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Book drive continues librarian's legacy

May 12, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — To continue the early literacy goals of 31-year CCPL librarian Cynthia Graham Hurd, one of nine people killed in 2015 during a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, her siblings started a foundation and are planning a month-long bo...

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Artist to paint mural honoring library employee shot at Emanuel AME

February 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A world renowned artist is painting a colorful, wall-sized mural of books on the side of the John L. Dart Branch Library to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd, a 31-year employee of Charleston County Public Library and one of nine vict...

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Library architects seek input for new branches; community meetings begin next week

September 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The public has spoken, but we need to hear more. In November, Charleston County Public Library asked residents if they wanted to pay to build new libraries and renovate existing ones. You approved the proposal by nearly 3-to-1...

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Sandy Hook responder visits August 29 to share tips to help Charleston heal

August 20, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — In December 2012, a lone gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults. His actions traumatized an entire community and nation, but it was residents of Newtown, Conn. who had to comfort thei...

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