Family establishes Cynthia Graham Hurd Memorial Fund

June 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Cynthia Graham Hurd, a career librarian and community leader died Wednesday, June 17, after a gunman killed nine people in a bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. 

Hurd was a librarian with Charleston ...

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Charleston shooting victim loved community and serving others

June 19, 2015

Statement from the family of Cynthia Graham Hurd

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Although burdened with grief at their loss and overwhelmed with questions about Wednesday’s shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church, the family of lifelong Charleston resident...

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Library closings announced; Charleston County Public Library manager killed in church shooting

June 18, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library is devastated by the senseless shootings Wednesday night at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston that took the lives of nine members of our community, including one of our own - St...

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Building Referendum passes by nearly 3-to-1 margin

November 4, 2014

Local residents showed their support for Charleston County Public Library in November 2014 by overwhelmingly approving a referendum to build five new libraries and renovate 13 others, including major technology and building upgrades.

By nearly a ...

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CCPL receives grant to promote reading and animal welfare

July 8, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County Public Library received a $3,500 grant to encourage reading and hold events to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and welfare-related organizations in the Lowcountry.

The project focuses on the book No...

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The Steamer Planter

May 12, 2014

Recently various news agencies, including the Charleston Post and Courier and USA Today, reported that underwater archaeologists might have found the wreck of the nineteenth-century steamer Planter. Although I am neither a naval historian nor ...

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Standing room only crowd expected for Friday's YALLFest Preview at CCPL

January 1, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An overflow, standing-room-only crowd is expected Friday when the Charleston County Public Library hosts some of the top-selling young adult authors as a preview to this weekend’s YALLFest.

Teens from as far away as Ohio an...

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Local librarian becomes certified archivist

January 1, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Katie Gray, with Charleston County Public Library’s Charleston Archives, is now a certified archivist. She is one of only 15 in the state and 1,100 nationwide to receive this certification.

Gray, a West Ashley resident, suc...

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Program examines history and discovery of graves at Gaillard site

January 1, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The recent discovery of 37 graves at the Gaillard Center construction site has intrigued all of Charleston. Who were these people? When and why were they buried there?

Hear from historical and archeological experts in Charles...

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