Friday, February 2, 2018

Spread the Love: Donation Drive Benefiting One80 Place

For the month of February, the Mount Pleasant Regional Library will be conducting a donation drive benefiting One80 Place, a local nonprofit whose mission it is to prevent and end homelessness.

We will be collecting items for the four types of Move-In Kits: the Cleaning Kit, the Furniture Kit, the Kitchen Kit, and the Linen Kit (see list of items below).  Each of these kits contain basic home items and helps a community member transition more easily from living in the street/shelter to a new home.

All items donated must be brand new. Please turn in items to the reference desk at Mount Pleasant Regional Library located at 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.  

If you have any questions about what is still needed, please call (843) 849-6161 and press 2 for reference.

The Cleaning Kit
Broom and dustpan
Mop and bucket
Laundry basket
Laundry detergent
Trash can
Tall trashbags
All-purpose cleaner
Cleaning cloths
Dish soap
Toilet brush and holder
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Shower curtain
Shower curtain liner and
shower curtain rings

The Furniture Kit
Folding table
Folding chairs (2)
Folding side table
Plastic shelf
Plastic 3-drawer storage
Desk lamp
Air mattress with built-in pump (twin or full)

The Kitchen Kit
Basic set of pots and pans
Set of dishes (plates, bowls, and cups)
Set of silverware
Serving utensils/spoons
Kitchen knife
Can opener
Measuring cups
Mixing bowl
Plastic storage containers
Dish cloths and pot holder
Ice trays
Silverware tray
Drying rack for dishes

The Linen Kit
Sheet set (Double sized)
Towel sets (2)
Standard pillow

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CCPL Branches Closing January 3 Due to Inclimate Weather

CHARLESTON, SC - Due to anticipated winter weather, all Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) branches and book drops will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 3. Book drops will be unavailable while branches are closed, and patrons should not leave items outside the book drop. Any unsecured items left will be the responsibility of the patron. 
Overdue fines will be waived while branches and book drops are closed.
All library programs are cancelled, and meeting rooms will be closed for any meetings booked by community groups. 
Due to the uncertainty of the weather's impact, please check to see if the library has reopened Thursday by calling 843-805-6930 or visiting the library's website -
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch that will remain in effect through Wednesday evening. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Best Children's Books of 2017

School Library Journal released its Best Books of 2017 in its December issue.  These are books geared toward children and young adult but would also be great reads for the young at heart.

To view the article online, click here.

Some of the titles mentioned are:

Picture Books
Egg by Kevin Henkes, illus. by author
In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Brian Pinkney
Walk with Me by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng, tr. from Spanish by Elisa Amado

Chapter Books
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly, illus. by Isabel Roxas
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce, illus. by Levi Pinfold

Young Adult
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illus. by Shawn Harris
Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World. (Scientists in the Field) by Elizabeth Rusch, photos by Karin Anderson
Real Friends by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham

Young Adult:
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World by Kelly Jensen, ed, illus. by Laura Palese
The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler