Explore Outreach

  • Community collection

    Community Collection

    CCPL's Community Collection project aims to bring more books into the community. Using donations and discarded materials, 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 843-805-6841 or email [email protected].

  • On The Road

    On the Road Pop-Up Libraries

    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. Find out where we'll be by checking out our events calendar. For details about each specific event, please contact the event sponsor. Would you like to see the library at events around the county? Request CCPL at your local event.

  • Lobby stops and senior living communities

    Lobby Stops and Senior Communities

    Outreach staff visits local senior living communities regularly to drop off library materials, provide programming, and offer Reader’s Advisory and technology help to residents. For more information about Lobby stops, please call 843-805-6841 or request a stop by filling out this form. CCPL also offers programs designed for seniors, including a Tales and Travel video series, and Senior Activity kits.

  • Dial-A-Story


    Through the new Dial-A-Story program, each week 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 every Monday in five different categories: Birth-Kindergarten, Birth-Kindergarten in Spanish, 1st-5th grade, Young Adult, and Adult. To access Dial-A-Story, call 843-805-6806. Follow the prompts to choose the story you would like to hear.

  • 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.

  • 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 Mobile Library Request Form. You may also call 843-805-6841 or email [email protected]. Take a peek inside the Mobile Library.