Wednesday, January 21, 2015


As usual, we're getting ready for a busy month at the library.  Look over the calendar for February and mark you calendars for some fun and interesting programs for all ages.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closing

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day closing
All Charleston County Public Library locations and book drops will be closed the following date in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
CLOSEDMonday, January 19 
Bookdrops will be unavailable while the branches are closed so that our staff can spend time with their families. Please do not leave items outside the book drop. Any unsecured items left are the responsibility of the patron.

Friday, January 9, 2015


Check out some of these books that librarians have chosen as the top ten for January.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


It's 2015 and a time for New Year's Resolutions.  Are you interested in becoming more healthy this year?  Join us at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library for a program on January 24th at 2 p.m. presented by Whole Foods.  Learn to what to eat from their Healthy Eating Educator. 

Check out the article in the January 7th "Moultrie News" about dieting fads.

Let CCPL help you get off to a good start in 2015 and your resolutions.

CCPL can help with 2015 resolutions

It's the time of year when people reflect on last year and set goals or resolutions for the coming year. With CCPL, you don't have to go it alone. The library is filled with resources to help you meet your goals to learn new skills, spend more time with family, save money and get better organized in 2015. Check out this list of some common New Year's Resolutions and how the library can help.
Be a smart spender.
Access Consumer Reports magazine and buying guides free online through the 
MasterFILE Premier* database and get tips that will help you spend and save wisely. Once you’ve logged into MasterFILE Premier, use quote marks around the magazine title to find current and past issues.

Spend more time with family and friends.
Musical performances, plays, operas, movies, art exhibits and storytimes are just some of the approximately 500 free programs offered monthly at a CCPL branch. Check out our Programs and Events listing each month.

Save money.
Take advantage of Value Line Research Center* and Morningstar Investment Center* to help you make informed investment decisions. Both databases are accessible from CCPL’s Business and Finance webpage.

Focus on health.
Get health, diet and exercise tips from the library’s online Health and Medicine databases and from consumer-oriented magazines within MasterFILE Premier and other online Magazines, Newspapers and Journals.

Read more.
Thousands of popular books are available to download free to your e-Reader or audio device. Check out our Downloadable Media page, and browse the titles available from OverDrive* and OneClickdigital* (audiobooks) to find the latest hot titles, as well as classics. For even more options, check out our CCPL’s Catalog.

Organize your home.
Magazines like Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV Magazine and Martha Stewart Living are filled with organizational tips. Check out all the magazines available for free download through Zinio* on the library’s Downloadable Media page plus more consumer periodicals are available through MasterFILE Premier*.

Join a book club.
Checkout the list of upcoming book club discussion groups at various branches in the Programs and Events listing each month.

Learn a new language.
More than 60 languages are available through CCPL’s interactive online tool - Mango Languages*. Start now and be fluent by the time you take that summer vacation to a foreign country.

Learn new computer skills.
Brush up on your computer proficiency or learn how to use the latest mobile gadgets through free classes at your library. Check out this month’s list of classes and tech talks on our Computer Classes calendar.

Prepare for a test or a new job.
Boost your educational skills or prepare for a new career with the online LearningExpress Library*. Learn basic skills or take practice tests for high school, college and more than a dozen different career specialties. This is just one professional development resource available online under Careers and Education.

Experience great music.
Check out the hottest new artists, and download five songs free each week from the Freegal* music collection available on our Downloadable Media webpage.

 * Requires a library card to access from home or check out.      
Thanks for reading.      



Monday, December 22, 2014


Please note our hours during the holiday season.  We wish you all peace and joy and a Happy New Year.

Holiday closings
All Charleston County Public Library locations and book drops will be closed the following dates in observance of the upcoming holidays:

Tuesday, December 23 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 31 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26
Thursday, January 1
Bookdrops will
 be unavailable while the branches are closed so that our staff can spend time with their families. Please do not leave items outside the book drop. Any unsecured items left are the responsibility of the patron.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


It's hard to believe that it's January 2015.  Have you made any New Year's resolutions?  How about to attend more library programs?  We'd love to see you, and we've worked hard to present programs that will interest you.  We hope to see you.  Please call 843-849-6161 if you have questions about any of our programs.

Monday, December 15, 2014


Do you have a craft or skill you would like to share with others.  See below for the DIY Festival details.

Saturday, February 28 from 1-4 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of creativity and collaboration during the second annual Charleston DIY Festival at Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. This free festival encourages local artists, craftspeople, businesses, makers, musicians and technology advocates who support the "Do-It-Yourself" movement to connect with the greater Charleston community.

Registration is open until January 31 for the following:

  • Booths: Instructional tables located in the library's auditorium provide people with the chance to share activities, crafts or skills with the public. Sales are permitted, but priority will be given to those who demonstrate an interest in creating interactive booths. There is no fee for a booth.
  • Lectures: Share DIY tips and tricks with others. Slots are available for hour-long seminars in meeting rooms adjacent to the auditorium.
  • Live Music: Local musicians are invited to play instrumental sets in the auditorium throughout the afternoon. 
Space is limited, so apply for a spot today. Click here to submit an application.

For more information, call (843)805-6930 or email