Making materials and programs available in your communities.

Explore Outreach

  • Lobby stops and senior living communities

    Lobby Stops

    Outreach staff visits local communities regularly to check out library materials, provide programming, and offer Reader’s Advisory and technology help to residents. For more information about Lobby stops, please call 843-805-6909 or request a stop by filling out this form.

  • On The Road

    Community Events

    Charleston County Public Library is dedicated to reaching out to the community inside and outside our facilities! We work with numerous community partners to give you better access to our resources, services, programs and presentations.  Would you like to see the library at events around the county? Request CCPL at your local event.

  • Books By Mail

    Books By Mail

    Charleston County Public Library offers a Books-by-Mail service. This free service provides books, audio books, music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray movies to residents of Charleston County who qualify as permanently or temporarily homebound. Learn more and sign up for Books By Mail.

  • Dial-A-Story


    Through the new Dial-A-Story program, Library staff record a reading of a short story, poem, or excerpt of a favorite book. Patrons can use the call-in service to listen to the stories. New stories will be posted regularly in five different categories: Birth-Kindergarten, Birth-Kindergarten in Spanish, 1st-5th grade, Young Adult, and Adult. In partnership with the International African American Museum, you may also listen to Gullah Geechee stories. To access Dial-A-Story, call 843-805-6806. Follow the prompts to choose the story you would like to hear.

  • Juvenile Detention Center Library

    Juvenile Detention Center Library

    Thanks to a partnership with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the Juvenile Detention Center library gives residents access to a dedicated learning space with a collection of over 600 titles developed with resident input. The collection includes fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, books in Spanish, educational materials, and more. The library is visited weekly by a CCPL librarian, who offers youth-based programing such as book discussions, author talks, and crafting sessions.

  • Books on the Go

    Books On The Go

    CCPL's Books On The Go program features “book boxes” at multiple CARTA bus stops in North Charleston, Charleston, and West Ashley. These boxes contain books for all ages from CCPL’s Community Collection to encourage literacy outside of library walls. The books are free and do not need to be returned to the box or any other library location.

  • Community collection

    Community Collection

    CCPL's Community Collection project aims to bring more books into the community. We partner with local organizations to provide members of our community with more encounters with literacy outside of library walls. To request Community Collection materials for your locations, call 843-805-6909 or email [email protected].

  • Mobile Library

    Mobile Library

    CCPL's Mobile Library operates on the mission of providing equitable access to library programming, materials, technology and services to patrons outside the walls of CCPL facilities. The mission has a focused effort on reaching the vulnerable and underserved populations of Charleston County. Your organization may apply to become a regular stop by submitting the Outreach Request Form. You may also call 843-805-6909 or email [email protected]. Take a peek inside the Mobile Library.


Outreach Department Mission

The mission of the Outreach Department is to provide equitable access to library programming, materials, technology and services to patrons outside the walls of Charleston County Public Library facilities, with a focused effort on reaching the vulnerable populations of Charleston County. The Outreach Department works to initiate, develop, and strengthen relationships in populations where library use may be otherwise minimal or nonexistent in an effort to ensure that library resources may benefit these communities both inside and outside of our branches. If you or your organization would like to request a library table at your event, a Pop-up Library, or a demonstration of library resources, please fill out the Outreach Request Form

Outreach Requests