Friday, August 28, 2015


It's hard to believe that September is almost here.  Don't miss out on any of our great programing for this month.
We have a new program starting this month.  Senior Social Hour will have its first meeting in the auditorium Monday, 10-11 a.m. September 14.  Come join us for a chat, coffee and a breakfast treat.
Meet new people and learn more about what the library has to offer.


Library Card Sign-up Month
A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the CCPL joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.
Resources at CCPL are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. In addition to using your card to check out books, DVDs and CDs, a library card gives you free access to thousands of downloadable eBooks, audio books, eMagazines, music and music videos. It’s also your gateway to dozens of free, online databases that can help you learn a new language, write a winning resume, make a smart investment decision and even research your family’s genealogy.  
Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies or just relax with peers. 
“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Doug Henderson. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy Babygarten and preschool storytimes to encourage school readiness, for older children and teens we supplement education with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs and for older teens we have information and tools to help prepare for college and mentoring programs. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


These are books that librarians have voted as the top ten books for September.
Visit the library website to place these books on hold, or call us (843) 849-6161.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Did you enjoy the series by Swedish author Stieg Larsson? Unfortunately Larsson died after writing three volumes in the series.
 Did you wish the story of Lisbeth Salander would continue?  Well, your wish has come true. The book "Girl in a Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz will be released in September and is in the library catalog, so you may place a hold on the title!

The book continues the story of rebellious tech genius hacker Lizbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomqvist. The duo receive a tip that will be vital to the United States. 

If you haven't read the series, here are the first three titles: "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"; "Girl Who Played with Fire"; and "Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."

There are also films by the same titles.  Three are in Swedish with English subtitles, and one "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" in English stars Daniel Craig.

Call 843-849-6161 if you'd like to place you name on the list for this book which is sure to be popular.  Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Just a reminder, all entries for summer reading are due by August 10th.  Don't forget to turn yours in for the final drawings and prizes.

Thanks for reading this summer and participating in our summer programs!

Let us know what you thought about summer reading.


Library adds streaming music and films
New streaming services are free for those with library cards
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 the streaming services by visiting the library’s website – – and logging into either Freegal or IndieFlix on the site’s Downloadable Media page.
With Freegal, customers can stream three hours of music daily and download five music tracks to keep each week. This free music service offers access to approximately 9 million songs from genres including rock, hip-hop, top 40, pop, country, classical, reggae, jazz, blues, Latin and more through the Sony Music Entertainment catalog.

Fans of independent cinema can use the IndieFlix streaming film service to access award-winning shorts, feature films and documentaries, including some films shown at major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca. Users can instantly watch the thousands of films available from more than 50 countries and search films by language, genre, film length or country of origin. Customers can use the service on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet with a web browser, along with Roku and xBox.

Access to streaming music and films is CCPL’s latest offering of free digital material available through the library’s website. Customers can download free eBooks, audio books and magazines plus enjoy interactive storybooks and online activities for children. So far this year, county residents have downloaded or checked out 200,000 digital titles from the library’s online services. The vast majority, approximately 60 percent, are free downloadable eBooks that people can read on their digital devices or computers.
For a full list of all the free digital materials available, check the Downloadable Media link on the left side of the library’s homepage – 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Celebrate Reading at The Joe

Join the library for a fun night of baseball, and help celebrate reading at the Charleston RiverDogs game against the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday, August 9.The game is at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. And, kids under age 13 get a free meal.
Thousands of RiverDogs tickets are being awarded to area residents who participate in Charleston County Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program. But, if you didn't get a ticket and still want to join the festivities, visit the RiverDogs website to purchase tickets or get your tickets at the gates.
This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family, enjoy a great evening of baseball and show your support for reading and literacy in Charleston County.

Thanks for reading with us this summer.