Meet The New St. Stephen Branch Manager Tina Chenoweth

Tina Chenoweth grew up in Yokohama, Japan, and moved to Goose Creek in 1987. She is a graduate of Goose Creek High School. She then attended Trident Technical College, and graduated from

St. Stephen Library Branch Manager, Tina Chenoweth

St. Stephen Library Branch Manager, Tina Chenoweth

the College of Charleston with degrees in Business Administration and English. Tina obtained her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina last year. Tina was previously the Children’s and Youth Services Librarian at Dorchester County Library in Summerville, and was there for 7 years. She is excited to join Team BCLS at the St. Stephen branch.

Tina is a fan of all things geeky – gaming (electronic and board), anime, sci-fi, and graphic novels are her favorite. She also enjoys cooking and watching terrible reality TV shows that have little to no social value.


The newly renovated and expanded St. Stephen Library will celebrate it’s one year anniversary in its new location next month. With more spacious areas for teens, children, and adult books and resources as well as community room, the St. Stephen Library continues to grow in circulation and program attendance. Tina is excited to continue this growth with amazing programs such as free family movies on Saturdays this fall, Kraft Kamp on Thursdays, and educational programs like a show with the Lowcountry Raptors this November. Tina has also been working with the community to bring new resources to the area such as the free Movie Under the Stars Event on Sept. 9th. In just a few weeks, Tina has already become a tremendous asset to the Berkeley County Library System as well as the St. Stephen Community.

Welcome aboard Tina!

2016 Freeze Frame Berkeley Teen Photography Summer Reading Contest

Calling all teens in grades 6th – 12th. The Freeze Frame Berkeley Teen Photography Contest returns this year for the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Grab your cell phone, tablet, or digital camera for this fun summer-long contest and show us how you “Get in the Game.” Participants in the program are encouraged to attend one […]

Berkeley County Library Hires New Branch Manager for Sangaree Library

The Berkeley County Library System (BCLS) is pleased to announce their newest addition to the leadership team, Charleston native Courtney Clark. Courtney joins the team as the branch manager of the Sangaree


Courtney Clark, new branch manager of the Sangaree Library

Library, a branch well known for their inspired community projects such as the community garden and the Little Free Library(R) and their unique programs such as the after school teen hangout titled Badges and Bookbags.

Courtney attended the Charleston County School of the Arts as a vocal major. Then she graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in psychology and sociology. After briefly moving to Virginia to attain a M.Ed. in school psychology from the College of William and Mary, Courtney returned to Charleston to attain her Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Her favorite part of library school was studying abroad in London, where she got to visit libraries across England and Scotland. While attending school, she worked at both the College of Charleston and the College of William and Mary in administrative roles.
Courtney was the Circulation Librarian at the Charleston Library Society, and is happily joining the Berkeley County Library System to reach more people in South Carolina. After spending much of her youth in Summerville, she is excited to become a part of the community at the Sangaree branch.
Courtney is an avid reader who is currently enjoying historical fiction and young adult titles. She also likes to learn new crafts, and knits and does paper crafts in her free time. She also dabbles in crochet, but is still learning! Some of Courtney‘s favorite things to do at home include watching TV and movies, playing video games, and learning about events in the Charleston area via social media. She newly took up running, so you might find her around town participating in 5K and 10K races; she is already registered for next year’s Cooper River Bridge Run!
BCLS is excited to have Courtney join the team and looks forward to seeing her grow and enhance the library and its community connection.

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