Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer Reading at MTP

CCPL has summer reading programs for all ages, from babies through seniors. Register online now, and the fun officially begins on June 1 and runs through July 31. During the summer reading program you can log how much you read, enter to win prizes, and come to exciting programs that promote the fun of reading.

Children up to age 11 can keep track of reading or listening during the summer to collect prizes in our Kids Summer Reading Program. After 5 hours of reading (or 300 points), participants will receive a bookmark, their reading certificate, and a Charleston RiverDogs game pass. At 15 hours of reading (or 900 points), participants receive their reading medal, an entry into the Field of Dreams raffle, and their choice of several community partner prizes. At 30 hours of reading (or 1,800 points), participants receive a South Carolina Aquarium ticket, Sky Zone jump pass, a McDonald’s Happy Meal coupon and entry into the Grand Prize Drawing!

This year the kids program is online. Adults can help their kids set up an account, or manage multiple accounts with a family account. Just go to to get started! By using their online account, kids and parents can log reading by time or pages, have access to summer reading event information, get suggestions for reading, see what other kids have read and recommended, add books to their wish list, or play games and complete missions. Babies can also join in the fun with simple and fun early literacy activities that parents and children can do together to earn a board book and a tote bag.

Teens (rising 6th graders through 12th grade) can read or listen to win cool prizes, including free food and gift cards. The first time teens enter, they receive a coupon for free McDonald’s fries or ice cream. Next, at the 500-page goal, teens receive a McDonald’s value meal, a t-shirt, a RiverDogs game pass and an entry into the grand prize drawing. Teens can also enter to win weekly prize drawings for gift cards from Barnes and Noble, Walmart, movie theatres, iTunes, and passes to Charleston County waterparks. Teens can keep a log online or fill out a form (available online and at the library). To create the online log, go to

Adults (18 years old and up) can submit an entry for each book they read or listen to, qualifying for drawings throughout the summer for gift cards for gasoline, Amazon, Home Depot, and Starbucks. The grand prize winner will win a basket of goodies valued at $250. Adults can keep a log online or fill out a form (available online and at the library). To create the online log, go to

Preregister online today at so that everyone in the family can start logging their reading (beginning June 1) and claiming their share of the prizes! Happy Summer Reading!!

For more information about summer reading, visit, call us at (843) 849-6161, or come by the library at 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

Monday, May 22, 2017

MTP June Calendar of Events

If you'd like a copy of our calendar emailed to you, please email with your name and email address.  Please indicate either in the subject line or the body of the email that you would like to be signed up for our eNewsletter.

If you have any questions about signing up for the eNewsletter or any of the programs on our calendar you can leave a comment below, call us at (843) 849-6161 and press 2 for Adult and Teen programs, press 3 for Children's programs including storytimes, or you can come by the library at 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd in Mt. Pleasant.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Invasion 1706: South Carolina vs. France and Spain Presentation

Come join us for a informative presentation given by CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler.

For more information about this program please post a comment below, email, call (843)849-6161 press 2 for Reference, or come by the library at 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd. in Mount Pleasant.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fredrik Backman - Beartown - Book Review

Available as a physical book, eBook, and downloadable audiobook.  Go to our catalog to put on hold or call (843)849-6161 to put on hold or find out more about our downloadable collections.

Click on the title below to read the full review from BookPage.

Fredrik Backman - Beartown - Book Review: Fredrik Backman’s heralded debut novel, A Man Called Ove, was a surprise bestseller that rose steadily in worldwide sales after its initial rejection by all but one publisher. Beartown is Backman’s fourth novel, the tale of the eponymous village on the edge of a forest—probably in Backman’s native Sweden—where ice hockey is the favored sport.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mystery May: Clues to My Crime - Jane Harper - "The Dry"

"Clues to My Crime" is a BookList feature where authors explain their inspiration behind their latest work of crime fiction.  Jane Harper's debut thriller, "The Dry", is set in Australia and has the main character, Federal Agent Aaron Falk, coming home to attend his best friend's funeral.  Falk left his hometown after being accussed of murder, which his best friend was his alibi. But now one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then and it's up to Falk to figure out what happened to his best friend.

Click here to read the article where Harper explains what painting, music, television show, book, and place inspired the book.

"The Dry" is available as a physical book, BookonCD, large print, eBook, and downloadable audiobook. Go to our catalog to put on hold or call (843) 849-6161 to put on hold or find out more about downloadables.

Monday, May 8, 2017

"My Life with Bob" - Pamela Paul Interview from BookPage

"My Life with Bob", the new memoir by New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul is available as a physical book.  Just FYI, Bob is not a person.  It is Pamela's "Book of Books", a journal in which she has recorded every books she's read for 28 years.  Go to our catalog to put on hold or call (843)849-6161 to put on hold.

Click on the title below to read an interview with the author from BookPage.

Pamela Paul - Interview: While working a dead-end job in my mid-20s, I spent several hours setting up an Excel spreadsheet in which I listed every book I could think of that I’d ever read, starting with The Wind in the Willows. I devotedly logged each subsequent book into that spreadsheet until sometime around age 28, when I lost track of it in the shuffle of changing jobs.