Join the Friends of the Berkeley County Library and the Friends of the Charleston County Library for Library Night with the Charleston Battery on Sept. 9th at 7 pm! Library Night will feature an ad on the program, on field photo at half-time, PSAs read during the match, a text to give campaign throughout the match week, a crossbar challenge against a Battery player at half time, and more. Come on out and show your support!
As a Special Treat
For any new members signing up by September 2, 2017, your name will go into a drawing for 2 tickets to this match!! Membership envelopes are available at all library branches or you can join online here.
OneClickdigital and Zinio Magazines Are Now RB Digital: New Look, New App, Same Great Content – Now in One Place!
The new RBdigital app and refreshed website officially launched on June 26! The new RBdigital app combines the OneClickdigital audiobook/eBook app with the Zinio for Libraries magazine app. For the first time in the industry, patrons whose library offers both services (like BCLS) are now able to access audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks—all in one app!
Existing OneClickdigital and Zinio for Libraries app users have been notified through their OneClickdigital app to upgrade to the new RBdigital app.
Both the OneClickdigital app and the Zinio for Libraries app will be available through mid-September to help with the transition to the new app.
When you update the app, you can log in with the same credentials you used for the OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries app. The new RBdigital app will have all your previous checkouts along with stored wish lists, holds, and history, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again.
Offering the library market’s most comprehensive platform, RBdigital brings exclusive audiobook titles, eBooks, and content from all major publishers together in one collection.
RBdigital features the best literature in a wide variety of genres, along with an outstanding collection of award-winning children’s and young adult (YA) books—over 60,000 audiobooks and 250,000 eBooks!
RBdigital also delivers 100% of the New York Times bestseller list available to libraries as downloadable audiobooks and more multi-access titles than anyone else!
RBdigital also offers complete digital editions of popular magazines with interactive elements such as audio and video. With RBdigital you can keep magazines for as long as you like and even download magazines to your mobile device for offline reading.
Key Features & Benefits of New App:
• Significantly improved user experience
• App-based patron notifications to help with tech support and engagement
• Faster, easier search
• Exclusive content
Click here to search BCLS’s RBDigital catalog.
BCLS Mobile Library M.O.R.E. is a beneficiary for 2017 Duck Race
The BCLS mobile library was a grant beneficiary for the 2017 Duck Race. This is the third time BCLS has been a recipient of this grant, the first of which provided the seed money to start funding the mobile library, a service that had not been available in the county for over 25 years.
A portion of the funds will be used to expand the mobile library’s Playaway collection. Playaways are an alternative to traditional audio books that cater to reluctant readers, visually impaired readers, readers who cannot access electronic audio books and other readers that prefer the audio book format. For example, Timberland High School students are enjoying the Playaway format and are becoming more engaged teens. Playaways benefit students who do not have internet access to download an audio book and who no longer have CD players at home.
About the Duck Race
Established by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island in 2007, this fundraising event has grown each year since and now includes six other Rotary Clubs in the greater Charleston area: Johns Island; Mt. Pleasant; North Charleston Breakfast; North Charleston; St. Andrews (West Ashley); and Summerville. The proceeds from this event are used to fund Rotary community service programs locally and around the world. Each of the participating Rotary clubs is designating one or more Lowcountry charities as named beneficiaries of the duck race. These charities represent a wide selection of local nonprofit organizations focused on health, food and nutrition, housing, children and families, and literacy. Over the past 10 years, this event has raised over $1,000,000 for local beneficiaries and Rotary projects worldwide.
On August 21st, Charleston will be teeming with visitors that have come for one purpose: to see the total solar eclipse. In light of traffic and other safety concerns, all locations of the Berkeley County Library System will be closed. This news came through an official county email this morning.
“Upon an extensive review of the information provided to county officials, Mr. Peagler and Council have decided to suspend all non-essential county operations for the day on Monday, August 21st. This decision was made out of an abundance of concern for employee safety as navigating the congested roadways, etc. could be very hazardous.”
Since many local businesses as well as all schools in the area have closed, BCLS is following suit. Although the libraries won’t be open, they will still have supplies of safety viewing glasses to give out to the public on the days following up to the event. Also, the preparation events are still ongoing. You can catch lectures and preparation events at the Daniel Island, Sangaree, and Goose Creek Libraries. See our updated solar eclipse page here for more information!
News and Announcements
- College and Scholarship Resources at BCLSSeptember 21, 2017 - 4:35 pm
- Lowcountry History at Your LibrarySeptember 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm
- BlueChoice® HealthPlan Partnership with BCLSSeptember 15, 2017 - 2:25 pm
- Making New Friends and FriendshipsSeptember 15, 2017 - 10:56 am
- Winner Announced for 2017 Freeze Frame Teen Photography ContestSeptember 14, 2017 - 5:00 pm
- Upcoming Program: Historic Textiles of the Charleston MuseumSeptember 14, 2017 - 4:11 pm
- Constitution Day @ Your LibrarySeptember 14, 2017 - 12:07 pm
- Library Closing: All Material Due Dates Extended to Sept. 18thSeptember 7, 2017 - 4:45 pm