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!