The New St. Stephen Library is Almost Here!

The St. Stephen Library closed at its location at 1104 South Main Street on August 15th.  The Library is expected to reopen on September 8th at 10:00 a.m. at its new location on the corner of

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Highway 52 and Highway 45 at 113 Ravenell Drive, St. Stephen. The phone number for the library will continue to be 843-567-4862.  The Grand Opening for the Library is tentatively scheduled for September 20th at 3:00 p.m.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

During the few weeks of closure, please check our website for the bookmobile’s schedule or visit one of our other 5 library branches in the county.

The Berkeley County Library system is pleased to welcome Donna S. Rodin as the new St. Stephen’s branch manager. Donna comes to the Berkeley County Library System after almost twenty years of work in the local public schools as a Media Specialist, three years at Cainhoy Elementary and 15 yrs at Timberland High, and receiving her Masters of Library Science in 1997.

donna srDonna also worked a short time at the Jamestown Branch of the Public Library in 1989. Donna’s resume also includes working at the Charleston Naval Shipyard as a sheetmetal mechanic for around 13 years, two of those were spent managing their Transition Library. The Transition Library was focused on providing information and services to help workers gain new employment when the Shipyard closed. In her spare time, she writes a column for the Berkeley Independent entitled “Jamestown Loop.” Donna’s ties to the community and extensive work experience in the library industry provides for a perfect fit for the upcoming opening of the newly expanded St. Stephen Library.

The St. Stephen Public Library is one of the oldest library branches in the Berkeley County Library System and was established in 1955. A newer building was used in 1959. Its current location, on Main Street in Saint Stephen, is soon to be changed. The new branch, a renovated historical building in the community, is set to open in September 2015. The new St. Stephen library will be sharing the space with the magistrates court. The library will feature more spacious areas for teens and adults, as well as ten computers for the adults and a common room for Storytime and other events. The Berkeley County Library System looks forward to the new location and the ability to serve a greater number of customers.

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