Top 10: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon helped kids and families make it through 2020

Top 10: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon helped kids and families make it through 2020

January 4, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - At CCPL, we spend a lot of time getting kids to read. That means we have a team of people who spend a lot of time thinking about what books will attract kids -- from babies to preteens -- to the library and into the stacks to pi...

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Top 10: Family connections and stories dominate 2020 downloadable audiobooks

Top 10: Family connections and stories dominate 2020 downloadable audiobooks

January 1, 2021

CHARLESTON, S.C. - What books are your neighbors listening to? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedsid...

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Top 10: Action, suspense lead list for audiobook fans in 2020

Top 10: Action, suspense lead list for audiobook fans in 2020

December 31, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Whether they're how you survive that long commute on I-26 or what keeps you moving in the gym or on a long run, audiobooks are great, hands-free entertainment. And it turns out listening to an audiobook is just like reading a bo...

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Top 10: Strong female lead survival stories rule YA checkouts in 2020

Top 10: Strong female lead survival stories rule YA checkouts in 2020

December 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - What are your neighbors reading? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedside tables th...

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CCPL Staff Picks: Top 2020 Books for Kids & Teens

CCPL Staff Picks: Top 2020 Books for Kids & Teens

December 29, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - As we look back on 2020, one bright spot is the many wonderful new books we read this year! When we asked CCPL staff to choose their favorite book of 2020, many of the standouts were children's and young adult books.

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Top 10: Fiction controls the top downloadable ebooks in 2020

Top 10: Fiction controls the top downloadable ebooks in 2020

December 28, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - We're closing out the year with Top 10 lists, and today we're focused on downloadables. 

There's nothing like being able to carry an entire library in your pocket or purse, and being able to download thousands of books to your...

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Suspenseful thrillers lead the way in top fiction checkouts of 2020

Suspenseful thrillers lead the way in top fiction checkouts of 2020

December 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - What are your neighbors reading? What’s popular across Charleston County? What books are we carrying around on our phones, on e-readers in our purses and backpacks? What books have spent more time on coffee and bedside tables th...

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Pandemic binging: Blockbuster series featured in Top 10 DVD checkouts of 2020

Pandemic binging: Blockbuster series featured in Top 10 DVD checkouts of 2020

December 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston County Public Library patrons have been fixated on on the land of Westeros 2020. But that makes sense because there is no coronavirus in George R. R. Martin's fantastic land.

We continue the deep dive into the titles...

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CCPL Staff Picks: Top 2020 Books for Adults

CCPL Staff Picks: Top 2020 Books for Adults

December 15, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Instead of focusing on the lows of 2020, here at the Charleston County Public Library we are remembering the highlights... all of the wonderful books published this year! We asked our staff to choose their favorite book released...

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Democratic Machine: 11 must-read books about American politics

Democratic Machine: 11 must-read books about American politics

December 14, 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. 

But it...

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