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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New streaming services are free for those with library cards

July 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston County residents now can stream a wide variety of music and award-winning independent films for free through two online services available from Charleston County Public Library.

Anyone with a library card can enjoy...

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Art workshops designed to help community healing

July 21, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston's heart is broken, and area residents are struggling with feelings of grief, fear, anger and helplessness as they try to understand the senseless murders at Emanuel AME Church.

Although grief doesn’t have a one-s...

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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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