Healthy Lifestyles Workshop Series

Nursing students from Charleston Southern University will hold a series of workshops at the St. Stephen Library this Spring. Information presented at these workshops will allow participants to understand and examine their personal values, choice and health. They will also gain a knowledge about the components of a healthy lifestyle, develop and follow a self-determined healthy lifestyle game plan. Following the workshops, preventatives from the Sumpter Free Clinic Resource Department will be on site answering questions about their resources.

Thursdays, March 3rd and 17th and April 7th. Workshops begin at 12 noon.


About the Sumpter Free Health Clinic – The Sumpter Free Health Clinic exists to provide free health care to those with no health insurance and to provide other human needs services for those living in the most impoverished, rural areas. 

Trident Literacy Association to Hold Public GED Info Sessions at the Berkeley County Library System

North Charleston, SC – Over 80,000 adults in the Charleston metro do not have their high school diploma or GED. The GED can be a gatekeeper to many in our community allowing access to better paying studentjobs, college, and the military. Together we can break the cycle of poverty in our community and provide equitable educational opportunities to all adults. A more educated community means a more prosperous community. This is why Trident Literacy Association works with and for adults in the tri-county area to earn their GED and WorkKeys certificate.

To promote community access to knowledge about the GED, TLA is hosting a series of GED Information Sessions at Berkeley County Libraries. These sessions are designed to present essential details about the GED test and a Q/A segment devoted to addressing attendees’ questions. Times, days, and locations for the GED Information Sessions are as follows:

  • Monday, March 28, 2016 – Hanahan Library Meeting Room from 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – Sangaree Library Meeting Room from 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – Goose Creek Library Meeting Room from 5:00 – 6:30pm

For more information, visit

About TLA

Improving lives in our community.

Being literate means being able to read the newspaper or a medicine bottle, or to complete a job application. It means a better life. Trident Literacy Association offers individualized and small group instruction for adults that gets results.

Programs include:

Special niches: Students benefit from our self-paced study programs, tailored to meet their needs. Study groups have 5 or fewer students, making learning comfortable and easier. One-on-one tutoring is available, with volunteer tutors who treat students with respect. There is a $5 monthly fee per student. The GED Preparation fee is $5 per month. There is no charge for senior citizens aged 65 and up.

Earn a FREE Ticket to the Circus by Reading!

Kids, do you like reading cool library books? Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (R) with BCLS will be hosting some serious fun with logo (1)Reading with Ringling Bros. for the April 14 – 17 shows!

Available for kids ages 2 to 12. Get your Rewards Club Card now from your local library and start earning points.

Rules and Information:

* Your Rewards Club Card must be stamped by your librarian after completing and returning each book.

* You must read five 95) books and receive five (5) stamps (one stamp for every book completed) in order to receive your FREE ticket.

* Your Rewards Club Card is redeemable from Jan. 28 – April 15, 2016.

* Your Rewards Club Card is valid for the Wed. April 13 at 7:00 PM, Thu. April 14 at 7:00 PM, and Fri. April 15th at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM performances of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily (R) Presents LEGENDS in 2016.

* Your Rewards Club Card can only be redeemed at: North Charleston Coliseum.

* To ensure seating, redeem your Rewards Club Card well in advance of your desired performance.

* Each child is only eligible for one free circus ticket. For instance, a child cannot read 10 books to receive two tickets to the circus.

* There is a required parent/guardian ticket purchase upon redemption of the child’s card. There is one (1) paid adult ticket with every three (3) free kids’ tickets. See the front and back of the redemption card for more information.

* Children under two-years-old will NOT need a ticket at the circus. Therefore, children under that age are not eligible for the circus reading program.

* This reading program is not intended for large groups such as daycares and camps. This is strictly for families.

* Most important, have fun “Reading with Ringling Bros (R)!” 


DateShow TimeAnimal Open House
Wed, Apr 137:00PM5:30PM
Thu, Apr 147:00PM5:30PM
Fri, Apr 1510:30AM
Fri, Apr 157:00PM5:30PM
Sat, Apr 1611:00AM9:30AM
Sat, Apr 163:00PM1:30PM
Sat, Apr 167:00PM5:30PM
Sun, Apr 171:30PM12:00PM
Sun, Apr 175:30PM4:00PM


South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book Announces 2016 Spring/Summer Author Talks

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce its upcoming author line up for the Speaker @ the Center series.
Thursday, Februrary 25 – Eric Morris | Jacob Jump: A Novel | Story River Books, USC Press
Jacob Jump follows a weeklong ill-fated boating trip down the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia, to the lighthouse at Tybee Island. Chance and danger trump planning and intention at every turn, and the pull of the historic river and of fate itself propel Morris’s characters with unrelenting force.
Wednesday, March 2 – Carla Damron | The Stone Necklace | Story River Books, USC Press
Clawing chest pains and a fiery car crash take one life and change the destiny of four others. The Stone Necklace braids together the stories of a grieving widow, a struggling nurse, a young mother, and a troubled homeless man, reminding us of the empowering and surprising ways our lives touch one another and how, together, we can recover from even the greatest of losses.
Thursday, March 24 – Sonya Grantham | Reflections of the Original Frogtown Community: Our Community Legacy Across the Miles
Many of the descendants of Frogtown have a history to share about their community that was once considered dead. Reflections is the first written documentation on this community and gives a rich history of the town and its citizens.
Wednesday, April 20 – Pat McNeely | Lincoln, Sherman, Davis and the Lost Confederate Gold
The destinies of President Lincoln, General Sherman, and Confederate President Davis are forever bound to the Lost Confederate Gold, but questions still linger about those astonishing events.
Wednesday, May 18 – Ray McManus & Mac Jones | Found Anew | Story River Books, USC Press
Found Anew is an anthology of new poetry and prose from writers with strong ties to the Palmetto State that creatively engages with historical photographs found in the digital collections of the University of South Carolina’s South Caroliniana Library.
Thursday, June 16 – Aïda Rogers | State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume 2 | USC Press
South Carolina is a state of inspiration as well as recreation. Through its natural beauty, storied heritage, and curious character, the Palmetto State finds its way into the hearts and imaginations of every native, resident, and guest to set foot on its thirty-two thousand square miles of soil.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. All programs will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public.
The South Carolina Center for the Book is an affiliate of the  Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a housed at the South Carolina State Library.
About the S.C. State Library
The South Carolina State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. It is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries. In 1969, as the result of action by the General Assembly, the State Library Board was redesignated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.  For more information, please or call 803-734-8666.      

Staff from Congressman Mark Sanford’s Office will be at Library to Answer Questions


Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:00AM
Berkeley County Library Moncks Corner
1003 Highway 52

Staff will be on hand to meet individually with those needing assistance in dealing with government agencies. We can offer help in many areas including an IRS
issue, VA or Social Security claim, a passport, and often times a state or local matter.

Feel free to stop by and ask a question or give us a message you would like passed on to
Congressman Sanford.

Call our Mount Pleasant office if you have any questions 843-352-7572

No appointments necessary

Sanford Flyer

The Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund

LEGO Mania Returns to the Library

Winter Reading

Registration for Local Authors and Publishers for 2nd Annual Tri-County Literary Celebration is Open















Please join us at the 2nd Annual Tri-County Literary Celebration at Old Santee Canal Park February 6th 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm noon. The celebration aims to recognize the special talents of people like you, who reside in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester Counties, have written and published a book and made it available to purchase. This gathering is a forum designed to introduce you and your published works to the general public.

You are cordially invited to exhibit and sell your books to people who attend.