News & Announcements

New BCLS Teen Loyalty Cards!

With school in session, we don’t want to be left behind and forgotten! So come show us how much you love your local library by grabbing our brand new “BCLS Teen Loyalty Card”. All you have to do is present your loyalty card to a library staff member at the time of checkout, and they will […]

Daniel Island Harvest Tour of Homes to Benefit the Daniel Island Library is Oct. 24th

Details Date: October 25, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Website: The Friends of the Daniel Island Library will sponsor the Daniel Island Harvest Tour of Homes on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. This event, now in its eighth year, is a fund raiser for the […]

Berkeley County Flooding Update and Resources

SCDOC is working with The SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) to applying for a Disaster National Emergency Grant, seeking federal funds to cover costs associated with temporary employment services needed for humanitarian efforts, clean-up and restoration in areas impacted by the flood.  This not only assists with the clean-up efforts, but also gets […]

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

  Columbia, S.C. – Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s […]

Friends of the BCLS Host Annual Meeting Oct 8th to Elect New Officers and Celebrate Local Author Sherry Schumann

The Friends of BCLS is an incorporated non-profit organization of volunteers that promote, enhance, and support the Berkeley County Library System to bring all the exciting, involving, inspiring programs our county’s residents both need…and deserve. Money is raised through membership fees, corporate incentives, Friends’ book sale shelves at each library and special fundraising events. Funds […]

Tri-County Literary Celebration

The Berkeley County Library System and The Town of Stephen Celebrate New St. Stephen Library Sunday, September 20th

In 2007 a Space Utilization Study was commissioned by the county. One of the recommendations from the study was a larger, permanent library, owned by the county, in the St. Stephen area. The library there had, since its inception, been housed in leased buildings. County Council created a capital projects list in 2008 and a new library for […]

S.C. Academy of Authors Announces Annual Awards in Fiction and Poetry

Columbia, S.C. – The S.C. Academy of Authors (SCAA) has expanded its annual award competitions to include a separate category for student writers of fiction and poetry and an increase in prize money. Thanks to a recurring grant from the Penelope Coker Hall and Eliza Wilson Ingle Foundation, the SCAA will now sponsor two prizes […]

Open Up Your Mind: Free Philosophy Course at Daniel Island Library Continues

Are you ready to take a new look at Western Civilization? Your opportunity is at hand! A college-level humanities course will be offered at the Daniel Island Branch of the Berkeley County Library System this fall. The FREE course will be taught on Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M., from September 9, 2015 through November 18, 2015. […]

Free Seminar with SCORE

This seminar will cover all the aspects you will need to consider when planning to start a business: your personal traits, testing the business concept, developing a marketing & business plan, financial considerations, and resources available to support your success. Registration is Suggested. Please register at Call 572-1376 or stop by the main desk at the […]