CCPL urges temporary eCard holders to upgrade to full library card

CCPL urges temporary eCard holders to upgrade to full library card

September 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - With our libraries closed due to the pandemic, we were unable to issue regular library cards in our buildings. As a result, we began offering temporary eCards as a way to allow patrons to access our eResources (e.g. databases, e...

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Becoming a viable job candidate: Honing soft skills & articulating experience

Becoming a viable job candidate: Honing soft skills & articulating experience

September 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As you search and apply for jobs, understanding your soft skills set is essential.  Being able to articulate job readiness with your life experiences will position you as the best person for the job.

You may have all the expe...

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Love a good historical mystery? West Ashley

Love a good historical mystery? West Ashley's branch manager put together this book list for you

September 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

While ...

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CCPL lending additional hotspots to patrons in rural areas

CCPL lending additional hotspots to patrons in rural areas

September 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is lending out 100 mobile hot spots to community members in the most rural areas of the County in an effort to get them connected to Internet.  

The Kajeet devices, powered by Verizon,...

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A Trashy History of Charleston’s Dumps and Incinerators

A Trashy History of Charleston’s Dumps and Incinerators

September 4, 2020

Garbage disposal is an ancient part of human culture that grew exponentially in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. During the first half of the twentieth century, the City of Charleston addressed rising volumes of municipal waste by flip-flopp...

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It's a holiday weekend! See how much travel you can get in with this book list

September 2, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - No one knows books and gives better recommendations than librarians. That's one of our favorite things to do, and we spend a lot of time researching and reading new books and old ones to keep our recommendations fresh. 

With o...

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CCPL celebrates Library Card Sign Up Month in September

CCPL celebrates Library Card Sign Up Month in September

September 1, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC - This September Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library...

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CCPL expands hours at branches offering in-library, curbside service

CCPL expands hours at branches offering in-library, curbside service

September 1, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will expand their hours of operation at 15 branches.  

The Main, Baxter-Patrick James Island, Wando Mount Pleasant and Dorchester Road, Cooper River Memorial...

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Author Kwame Mbalia to headline Charleston Friends of the Library and Black Ink virtual book club Sept. 10

Author Kwame Mbalia to headline Charleston Friends of the Library and Black Ink virtual book club Sept. 10

August 31, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia will headline a virtual book club hosted by Black Ink: A Charleston African American Book Festival and the Charleston Friends of the Library on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.  The author of the middle-grade nove...

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Lifeboat Jobs: SC DEW provides an anchor to hospitality, accommodation industry job seekers

Lifeboat Jobs: SC DEW provides an anchor to hospitality, accommodation industry job seekers

August 31, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Hospitality and Accommodation employers were some of the first to close their doors due to COVID-19. As one of South Carolina’s largest industries, many of these businesses have started to reopen and there is great demand to reh...

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