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Open Up! FREE library programs & activities for all ages

Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec 2015




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In this issue: Library 2, 3, &11 Children’s 4 Teen’s 5 NEW Family 6 - 7 NEW Adult 8 Technology 9 Bookmobile Fall 10 Friends of the Library Update... pg. 12

A Note From The Director

For over 4,000 children, teens and adults, this summer included registering for the Summer Reading Program, visits to the libraries or the bookmobile, and many hours of reading. Over 16,962 books were read, and 6,651 hours were spent reading. We say a very special thanks to the Friends of Berkeley County Library for providing the reading program prizes, including a T-shirt for every child ages 3 through 11 who completed their reading logs and turned them in. The Friends made possible the various prizes for participating teens and special prizes for participating adults. Without our Friends, we would not have a Summer Reading Program. And, for the first time, various sponsors throughout the Lowcountry donated gift certificates so that participants and their families could enjoy free food and free passes to events, games, and entertainment. Are you a member of a book club? If so, contact the library. We have a new service beginning this fall. We are putting together book club reading kits and plan to create approximately 50 kits based on the titles your group is reading. Each kit will contain six copies of the book, a reading discussion guide, and a short biography of the author. We are planning a mix of fiction and non-fiction, including mysteries, romances, family sagas, literary classics, history, memoirs, biographies, and best sellers. These kits can be borrowed for six weeks by any adult who has a library card in good standing. Contact us at our website, or drop by one of our seven locations and give us some recommendations using one of our “We’re Listening” cards. Please include the phrase “Recommended titles for books club kits” at the top of the card. We hope to hear from you! ~Donna Worden, BCLS Director

Employee Spotlights

Save the Date

St. Stephen Branch Grand Opening @ 113 Ravenell Rd SEPT. 20th | 3 - 5 pm

Library Closings

SEPT. 5 - 7th | Labor Day NOV. 11th | Veterans’ Day NOV. 26 - 28th | Thanksgiving DEC. 24 - 28th | Christmas

*New Hours of Opperations at Daniel Island, Hanahan, and Sangaree* Please check our website or mobile app for updated hours.

Beloved Daniel Island Staff Member Tim Boyle Is Promoted to Branch Manager Tim Boyle was born in Norfolk, and grew up in Tidewater, VA. His childhood was spent hanging out in his father’s bookstores, and his teen years working in them. Tim earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at William and Mary, then spent a few years teaching and traveling in Asia, where he learned to speak a little Chinese and Indonesian.

Tim Boyle

After pursuing a culinary degree, Tim cooked professionally for a while, and then returned to the book world at Barnes & Noble, where he was a manager for about ten years. Tim joined the Berkeley County Library System in 2006, working first at the Hanahan branch, and then coming to Daniel Island with the opening of the branch in 2007. While working at the library, he also attended grad school classes at the University of South Carolina in Library and Information Science. He received his Master’s degree last summer. Tim still enjoys cooking, especially Asian dishes, but his audience now is usually limited to his wife of 23 years, Deborah, and his 9-year-old daughter, Maura.

This quarter was so phemonenal there are two spotlights! The Employee Spotlights go to Claire at the Sangaree Library and Margery at the Goose Creek Library. Claire was nominated for an outstanding job of stepping up while the library has been short-staffed. She’s continued to expand her skills and knowledge, and the Sangaree Library depends on her as an important member of the team. BCLS would like to extend a congratulations to Claire for her promotion to Hanahan Library’s new Reference Assistant. Claire will be missed at Sangaree, but we are so excited to see her grow in this new role. Margery lives out the BCLS tagline, “Inform. Inspire. Illumniate,” each time she steps foot through the library doors. As a Reference Assistant, Margie makes a point of finding and providing the very best information to not only the library customers Claire that visit her desk, but to her peers as well. Her willingness to go above and beyond is appreciated by all who interact with her, and her love to serve others is apparent in each exchange she makes.



Like many, Margie has a full plate when she comes to work, from special projects to time at the desk, but she does each task with such grace, willingness, and professionalism that is such an inspiration. Margie’s smile, words of wisdom, and kind spirit can illuminate any room she is in, which in turns makes the library feel like a home to customers and peers. Her dedication to the BCLS family, the Berkeley County community, and to the library profession does not go unnoticed, and is truly appreciated.

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Fall 2015

St. Stephen Wins Big with New Library and New Manager 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 years at Timberland High, and receiving her Masters of Library Science in 1997.

Photo provided by Jeff Peterson,

Donna 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.

For more information on the new library branch and the grand opening, visit

BCLS Gets a New Look The Berkeley County Library System is shaking things up with their marketing. The first step was getting feedback from the community. The second step was hiring a marketing coordinator who reached out to that same community and got them involved in revamping the look. In 2013 the Berkeley County Library System hosted a series of county-wide discussions asking community leaders and residents what they wanted to see from the library in the coming years. Surprising the conclusion from these discussions was the fact that the community as a whole did not know half of the services the library offered at that time, not to mention having opinions on offering new services. Instead of focusing all their time and resources on adding new services, the library decided to regroup and hone in on what they currently offered and making sure the community knew about all their services. Thus the 2013-2016 Strategic plan was drafted with this as its primary focus. A major factor of the Strategic Plan included hiring a Marketing and PR Coordinator, historically a position that most smaller library systems do not offer. A year, many budget meetings, and several interviews later, the position was filled by local Moncks Corner resident and College of Charleston alumni, Kristen Lanier. A casting call was announced for the community to join us at a professional photo shoot this past May so the library could update their marketing collateral with images of real library customers in real Berkeley County Libraries. The results were amazing and the support from the community was heartwarming. These images will be used on the library’s webpage, social media, and printed marketing collateral. Thank you to our photographers, Jeff Peterson of JWPeterson Photography, and Nita Blount, and to all the volunteers who came out to help give BCLS a new look.

You too can be the next face of the Berkeley County Library. Due to all the support, the library will be scheduling another photo shoot this Fall. See our website for more details. September | October | November | December 2015 3


Get INFORMED with programing for children from infant to pre-teen



Story Time

Calling all creative minds, it’s LEGO® time! Blocks are provided by the library. Mondays This program is designed for children Sangaree 10:30 - 11 am ages 8 to 11 but parents are free to join Daniel Island 10:30 - 11 am & 11 - 11:30 am the fun. Saturday, Nov. 7th | 10 - 11 am Tuesdays Goose Creek 10:30 - 11 am Moncks Corner Library St. Stephen 10:30 - 11 am Story time runs Sept. 14th to Dec. 10th.

Moncks Corner 10:30 - 11 am Hanahan 10:30 - 11 am


Moncks Corner Library

Nature & Reptiles in the National Forest

Christmas Craft

Come join us for a fun night of craft making for those perfect, all-too-cute, presents that become a cherished family momento. Saturday, Dec. 12th | 10 - 11 am

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Imagine, create, and build with LEGO® blocks provided by the library. This program is designed for children ages 8 to 11 but parents are free to join the fun. Wednesday, Oct. 14th | 2 - 3 pm

To see all the resources available for children under 12 years, visit us online at



Join Jamie Pinckard from the Sewee Association to learn more about the local wildlife with a show and tell exhibit featuring animals like the Three-Toed Box Turtle and the Green Tree Frog. Tuesday, Oct. 13th | 4 - 5 pm





St. Stephen Library

Sangaree Anime Club

Gaming | Anime | Cosplay | Whatever

Teens come and hang out while enjoying your favorite episodes from a variety of anime shows and movies. Various prizes are awarded to teens throughout the year for winning trivia games, coming in costume, etc... you never know what to expect at Anime Club! Manga Café/Craft Night occurs in Dec. Enjoy various manga series available to read and for checkout, make Japanesethemed crafts, or challenge your friends to a Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon card game. Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month | 6 - 8 pm


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Fall 2015

Sangaree Library

The Berkeley County Library System and Dorchester County Library held another successful Whatever Con this past August. To see pictures or learn more about this fun event, visit us online at or on the library’s Facebook page.



Teens are free to join us at The Hangout, BCLS’s newest teen program, which is a fun time to do what you want to do: video games, crafts, free food, and more. This time, we are leaving it in your hands to tell us what you want! Tuesday, Sept. 8th | 4 - 5 pm Sangaree Library

Monday, Sept. 14th | 4 - 5 pm Moncks Corner Library

Thursday, Sept. 17th | 6 - 7 pm St. Stephen Library

Monday, Sept. 21st | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Daniel Island Library (tweens welcome)

Teen Movie Club

Teen Read Week™

Be sure to check out BCLS on the web or social media for all the fun ways we will have to celebrate Teen Read Week™ this October 18 - 24.

NOVEMBER The Hangout

Okay, month 3 of this fun new teen event. You should be pros by now, or you are still trying to convince yourself to come, in which case - what are you waiting for?! Monday, Nov. 9th | 4 - 5 pm Moncks Corner Library

Tuesday, Sept. 29th | 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Sangaree Library

Hanahan Library

Teen Movie Club

Come watch some of your favorite flicks as you munch on free snacks and chill with your peeps. Thursday, Sept. 10th | 4:30 - 6:30 pm Goose Creek Library

S.T.E.M. Night

(tweens welcome)

Come and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math through various activities sponsored by Google Maker Camp. Wednesday, Sept. 9th | 4:30 - 5:30 pm Hanahan Library

Wednesday, Sept. 16th | 4:30 - 5:30 pm Hanahan Library

OCTOBER The Hangout

The fun continues, remember, the power is in your hands. Monday, Oct. 5th | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Daniel Island Library (tweens welcome)

Monday, Oct. 12th | 4 - 5 pm Moncks Corner Library

Tuesday, Oct. 13th | 4 - 5 pm Sangaree Library

Thursday, Oct. 15th | 6 - 7 pm

Thursday, Nov. 19th | 6 - 7 pm St. Stephen Library

Monday, Nov. 23rd | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Daniel Island Library (tweens welcome)

Monday, Nov. 30th | 4:30 - 5:30 pm Hanahan Library

Teen Movie Club

One of the new releases, or an “oldie but goodie;” time will tell, but you are still sure to have fun. Refreshments provided. Thursday, Nov. 12th | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

DECEMBER The Hangout

Need we say more? Seriously, come on & hang out with your friends. Monday, Dec. 7th | 4 - 5 pm Moncks Corner Library

Tuesday, Dec. 8th | 4 - 5 pm Sangaree Library

Monday, Dec. 14th | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Daniel Island Library (tweens welcome)

Thursday, Dec. 17th | 6 - 7 pm St. Stephen Library

Monday, Dec. 21st | 4:30 - 5:30 pm Hanahan Library

Thursday, Oct. 22nd | 5 - 6 pm

Save your money; it’s Christmas time! Enjoy a free flick and free snacks. Thursday, Dec. 10th | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Hanahan Library

To see all the resources for teens in grade 6 - 12, visit us online at

Goose Creek Library

Teen Movie Club

Monday, Oct. 26th | 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Be INSPIRED with fun and social programs designed for grades 6 - 12

Tuesday, Nov. 10th | 4 - 5 pm

St. Stephen Library

Goose Creek Library (tweens welcome)


Goose Creek Library

Thursday, Sept. 24th | 5 - 6 pm

Goose Creek Library (tweens welcome)


Free flicks - free snacks - yes please! Thursday, Oct. 8th | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Goose Creek Library

September | October | November | December 2015



ACTIVITIES Come TOGETHER with programing for the whole family to enjoy

SEPTEMBER Unplugged Family Game Nights

No wires, no crazy techno video game music, no bright flashing TV lights, what?! Come unplug and enjoy a night playing board games with the family. Tuesday, Sept. 15th | 6 - 8 pm Hanahan Library

Saturday, Sept. 26th | 2 pm Moncks Corner Library

Family S.T.E.M. Drop In

This drop-in style program will feature Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math hands on projects the whole family will enjoy. Saturday, Sept. 19th | 11 - 1 pm Hanahan Library

Fall Celebration

Come enjoy a special story time with music, games, and refreshments and special guest, Patricia Wade. Saturday, Sept. 19th | 11 - 12 pm

OCTOBER Unplugged Family Game Nights

Come unplug and enjoy a night playing board games with the family. We will have tons of your favorites to choose from, or you can bring your own. Tuesday, Oct. 6th | 4 - 6 pm St. Stephen Library

Saturday, Oct. 24th | 2 pm Moncks Corner Library

Family LEGO速 Night

We know all you parents secretly love to build with these all-too-popular blocks. Wear your passion proudly and join all the other LEGO速 loving families at this fun event for all ages. The library will provide the blocks, you provide the imagination. Tuesday, Oct. 13th | 4 - 6 pm Hanahan Library

Tuesday, Oct. 20th | 4 - 6 pm St. Stephen Library

Sangaree Library

The Community Garden Springs in Sangaree The Sangaree Library is excited about its Community Garden Project, which it has been able to do as a result of a Community Grant from Home Depot and the support of the Sangaree Special Tax District. The library's goal is to provide a positive opportunity for community members of all ages to interact with each other while giving back to their community.

This garden project seemed like a perfect opportunity to give back while also providing a chance for the teens to interact with other local residents in a positive way. The original plan w to assemble, fill and plant three raised beds with the help of community participants on Saturd June 6, 2015. The library was amazed at the amount of support it received on that Saturday. In f so much so that volunteers pooled together additional resources to expand the project to 4 rai

There are now 2 raised vegetable beds, 1 raised pollinator bed, and 1 raised vegetable and poll The produce from the garden will be donated to local residents in need. The Sangaree Library g thank you to all of the community participants who stopped by on Saturday to help and have m project a reality. On July 28th, the community assisted with painting a sign and giving the gard own personal touches. To-date, the garden has produced 26 banana peppers, 3 cucumbers, an to Helping Hands, a local food bank.

The Sangaree Library continues to need the help of the community to keep these gardens grow who would like to help maintain the garden beds is welcome, and the library will have tools at that volunteers may borrow.

Anyone interested in volunteering on a regular basis to help with the garden or who has any questions, can stop b with Rieta Drinkwine, the Branch Manager, 843-695-1208 or


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Fall 2015

Sangaree Community Garden Fall Planting

The leaves are dropping. The air is getting cooler. That must mean it is time to replant the community garden at the Sangaree Library. All ages are welcome to join us. Saturday, Oct. 3rd | 11 am Sangaree Library

Halloween Movie Night

Looking for a safe haven to curl up and watch a scary flick? Join us as we preview a classic Halloween flim. We can’t promise to leave the lights on, but you will be in good company. Refreshments will be served. Monday, Oct. 26th | 6 pm Sangaree Library

NOVEMBER Family Maker Camp

It’s maker / racer time! Bring the whole family to make a BrushBot, a motorized bug made from a toothbrush that you can race. No worries, the toothbrushes will be provided by the library and will be new... so beware if yours is wet. Saturday, Nov. 14th | 1 - 3 pm St. Stephen Library

Unplugged Family Game Nights

Come unplug and enjoy a night playing board games with the family. We will have tons of your favorites to choose from, or you can bring your own. Saturday, Nov. 21st | 2 pm Moncks Corner Library

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Come enjoy a special story time with music, games, and refreshments for this timeless classic with special guest Patricia Wade. Saturday, Dec. 12th | 11 am Sangaree Library

Unplugged Family Game Nights

Come unplug and enjoy a night playing board games with the family. We will have tons of your favorites to choose from, or you can bring your own. Saturday, Dec. 19th | 2 pm Moncks Corner Library

Pictures with Santa

That’s right, Santa is coming to the library just to hear what you want for Christmas. Join us for free photos with the big guy and refreshments. Monday, Dec. 14th | 10:30 - 11:30 am Sangaree Library

Monday, Dec. 14th | 3 - 5 pm St. Stephen Library

Tuesday, Dec. 15th | 10:30 - 12 pm Goose Creek Library

Tuesday Dec. 15th | 3 - 5 pm Hanahan Library

Matinees Home (2015) PG | 1h 36m Wednesday, Sept. 16th 2:00 pm Moncks Corner

Frozen (2013) PG | 1h 49m Saturday, Oct. 3rd 1:30 pm St. Stephen

Up (2009) PG | 1h 41m Saturday, Nov. 7th 1:30 pm St. Stephen

Thursday, Dec. 17th | 10:30 - 12 pm Moncks Corner Library

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PG Saturday, Dec. 5th 1:30 pm St. Stephen

Complimentary refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Library.

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ACTIVITIES ILLUMINATE Your Mind with programing and all NEW clubs added just for adults



September is Library Card Sign-up Month @ Goose Creek Library!

NEW Club! Hook or Needle Me This

There’s a new knitting club in town! Just in time for the new library to open. All levels All adults who sign up to get a new BCLS card @ Goose Creek in Sept. will be entered of expertise are welcome. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday | 10 am starting Oct. 6th to win a Reading Lover’s Basket.

NEW Club! Color Me Calm

That’s right, you heard it, coloring for adults! Leave your stress, your worries, and your children at home for this fun event. All supplies provided. Every Thursday, Sept. 17th - Nov. 19th 11 - 12 noon Goose Creek Library

NEW Writer’s Group

By high demand, the BCLS will now host a regular writer’s group to meet at the larger locations. Come and meet local writers of all levels of expertise to share and bounce ideas with. Every 1st Monday @ St. Stephen | 5 - 6 pm Every 2nd Thursday @ Sangaree | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

To see all the clubs and classes for all ages, visit us online at

Sept. 3rd | First Meeting @ Goose Creek | 6 pm

Free Seminar with SCORE

Are you ready to start a business? SCORE can help. Registration is suggested as space is limited. Please register at or GC Library. Saturday, Sept. 19th | 9:30 - 11:30 am Goose Creek Library

Canning Tips with the Clemson Ext. Come and learn some tips and tricks to successfully can your fruits and veggies this Fall with the Clemson Extension. Saturday, Sept. 19th | 1 pm Sangaree Library

NEW Adult Anime Club

By popular demand, there is a new Anime Club - this time it is just for adults! Enjoy your favorite episodes from a variety of anime shows and movies, test your knowledge with trivia games, enjoy various manga series available to read and for checkout, and more. Tuesday, Sept. 22nd | 5:30 - 7 pm Sangaree Library

Knittin’ in the Corner

Beginner to expert, all are welcome. Every Tuesday | 5 pm Moncks Corner Library


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Fall 2015

St. Stephen Library

Mystery Book Club Meeting Do you love mysteries? Do you want to share that love with others? Then this new book club series is just for you. Saturday, Oct. 10th | 10:30 am Hanahan Library

NEW Adult Anime Club

The fun continues in this just-for-adults anime club. Tuesday, Oct. 27th | 5:30 - 7 pm Sangaree Library

NOVEMBER VA Informational Session

Staff from our local VA office will present an informational session for Veterans and their families. Registration is suggested. Thursday, Nov. 5th | 5:30 - 6:30 pm Goose Creek Library

Trivia Night

Think you know it all? From pop culture to history, we are going to be testing your skills and giving away awesome swag. Tuesday, Nov. 10th | 6:30 pm Hanahan Library

NEW Adult Anime Club

Tuesday, Nov. 24th | 5:30 - 7 pm Sangaree Library

DECEMBER Learn To Make 3-D Snowflakes

This fun workshop, started last year, was such a success, we had to do it again. Space may be limited, please register with the Goose Creek Library. Tuesday, Dec. 15th | 5:30 pm Goose Creek Library

10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Business Owners Make Free seminar presented by Douglas Smith. If you own a business, you will not want to miss this. Tuesday, Dec. 15th | 6 pm St. Stephen Library

Microsoft Office 2013 - Excel, Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint These workshops will cover how to create a document/presentation/ spreadsheet, edit text, and inserting images and graphics. Tuesday, Sept. 15th | 4 - 5:30 pm St. Stephen Library

Tuesday, Oct. 27th | 4 - 5:30 pm Hanahan Library

Google Services - Gmail, Drive, Chrome, and Chromebooks Use Google to set up an email account, access email from your computer or mobile device, store your files online through Google Drive, and navigate the internet using the Google Chrome browser. Thursday, Sept. 24th | 4 - 6 pm Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Oct. 7th | 4:30 - 6:30 pm Goose Creek Library

Monday, Nov. 16th | 4:30 - 6:30 pm Moncks Corner Library

Tuesday, Dec. 8th | 3:30 - 5:30 pm St. Stephen Library

Social Media 101: Facebook and Twitter Learn social media basics with Facebook and Twitter, including creating an account, privacy settings, and creating posts/tweets. Thursday, Oct. 22nd | 4:30 - 6:00 pm Sangaree Library

Library Digital Collections Jasmine, Zinio, and OneClick

NOVEMBER In-House Tech Help


Come by with general tech questions, including using the mouse, attaching files to emails, using our online catalog, and more. *Please note that this is an open session, and will be first-come-first-served. Your patience is appreciated* Wednesday, Sept. 9th | 3:30 - 6:30 pm Goose Creek Library

Tuesday, Sept. 29th | 2:30 - 5:30 pm St. Stephen Library

Monday, Oct. 12th | 3:30 - 6:30 pm Moncks Corner Library

Wednesday Nov. 4th | 3:30 - 6:30 pm


OPEN UP! Technology Develop your skills & learn more about your personal devices

Goose Creek Library

Monday Dec. 14th | 3:30 - 6:30 pm Moncks Corner Library

Tech-On-The-Go A member of our technical services dept. will be on the road with the bookmobile to bring technology help to you. Come by with general tech questions, including using the mouse, attaching files to emails, using our online catalog, and more. Feel free to bring your own personal devices. *Please note that this is an open session, and will be first-come-first-served. Your patience is appreciated* Monday, Aug. 31st | 10 - 12 pm

Registration for techology workshops is recommended, please visit

Alvin Community Center

Thursday, Sept. 3rd | 11 - 12 pm St. Paul Baptist Church

Thursday, Nov. 19th | 11 - 12:30 pm Del Webb Community

Monday, Nov. 23rd | 10 - 12 pm Alvin Community Center

Thursday, Oct. 1st | 11 - 12 pm Come learn more about our digital St. Paul Baptist Church collections, which give you free access Thursday, Dec. 3rd | 11 - 12:30 pm to ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines Del Webb Community (with no late fees)! All attendees are Would you be interested in “Appy Hour”? welcome to bring their own mobile devices to these workshops. The Berkeley County Library System is currently considering adding an “Appy Hour” Tuesday, Nov. 10th | 4 - 5:30 pm St. Stephen Library to our Technology Workshop schedule. This would include a monthly meeting to discuss, Tuesday, Dec. 1st | 4 - 5:30 pm share, and learn about different types of apps Hanahan Library for mobile devices (coupons, photo editing, shopping, games, and more). Scan QR code or visit us online to complete interest survey.

September | October | November | December 2015




All movies begin at 2:00 pm. Complimentary freshments are provided by the Friends of the Library.

All movies begin at 2:30 pm. Complimentary freshments are provided by the Friends of the Library.

September 19th & 23rd

September 19th

October 3rd & 7th

October 17th

October 17th & 21st

November 21st

November 14th & 18th

Decemeber 19th

Hundred Foot Journey | PG | 2014 | 2h 4m

Home PG | 2015 | 1h 36m

Boulevard | R | 2014 | 1h 29m

Title will be advertised at library 1 week prior.

An American in Hollywood | R | 2013 | 1h 29m Testament of Youth | PG-13 | 2014 | 2h 9m

Title will be advertised at library 1 week prior. Title will be advertised at library 1 week prior.

Decemeber 5th, 9th, & 19th Title to be determined.

Moving Our Resources Everywhere

M.O. O.R.E. Berkeley County Library System Bookmobile

2015 Fall Schedule






8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26,

9/1, 9/15, 9/29, 10/13

9/2, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14

9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15

9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16






9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15

9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16

9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17

9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18

11/9, 11/23, 12/7

10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8

10/28, 11/25, 12/9

10/29, 11/12, 12/10

10/30, 11/13, 12/11

9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/02 11/16, 11/30, 12/14

Alvin Community Center Alvin 10 am - 12 pm

Miracle Academy Russellville 11:30 am - 1 pm

Berkeley CiƟzens Moncks Corner 10 am-11 am

St. Paul BapƟst Church Wando 11 am - 12 pm

Harbour Lake Academy Goose Creek 10 am - 11 am

St. Mark AME Bonneau 10 am - 11:30 am

Miracle Academy Russellville 11:30 am - 1 pm

Alvin Community Center Alvin 10 am-11 am

Del Webb Summerville 11 am - 12:30 pm

Summit Place Daniel Island 11 am - 12 pm

Jamestown IntersecƟon of 17A & Hwy 41 1 pm - 1:30 pm

Cross High School Cross 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Henry's Bait and Tackle Cross 12 pm - 12:45 pm

Cross High School Cross 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Timberland High School St. Stephen 12 pm - 2 pm

Fresh AnoinƟng Ministries Summerville 1:30 pm -2:30 pm

BeƩy's Daycare St. Stephen 2 pm - 2:45 pm

Providence BapƟst Church Macedonia 2 pm - 3 pm

Timberland High School Cainhoy Community Center LiƩle Peoples Preschool St. Stephen Goose Creek Huger 12 pm - 2 pm 11 am - 11:45 am 1:30 pm - 4 pm Tri-Community Center Cross 3 pm - 4 pm

Bonneau Civic Center Bonneau 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Fall 2015

New Life ChrisƟan Academy Goose Creek 1pm - 2 pm Vizion Kidz Goose Creek 3 pm - 3:30 pm

Cross Community Center Cross 2 pm - 4 pm

Eadytown Fire Department College Park Elementary Ladson Eadytown 3 pm-4 pm 3 pm -4:15 pm

Fox Creek Apartments St. Stephen 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Join M.O.R.E @ Cypress Gardens for their free admission days on Saturday, 9/19 & 10/17

Library System Brings MiFi30 to the Lowcountry: A First-of-its-kind Service for South Carolina ST. STEPHEN, SC - THE BERKELEY COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM, WITH ASSISTANCE FROM GOOGLE, IS PLEASED TO BE THE FIRST LIBRARY SYSTEM IN THE STATE TO OFFER A NEW SERVICE, MIFI30, WHICH ALLOWS CUSTOMERS TO CHECK OUT THE INTERNET FOR 30 DAYS, FREE WITH THEIR LIBRARY CARD. This new service began with a grant of over $11k from Google to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library. Google’s grant provided the funds for 20 MiFi jetpacks and service for the first year. The Berkeley County Library provided twenty Chromebooks, each with a case and mouse, for the program. The Berkeley County Library System’s MiFi30 program is the first to offer both the wifi service and a device with no restrictions to anyone who has a library card, thus embodying their “Open Up!” philosophy. “We are proud to be the first library system in South Carolina to have the MiFi30 service,” said Donna Worden, the Berkeley County Library Director. “We will track the service’s usage and send out surveys to get feedback for improvement. The library looks forward to the spread of digital literacy and new opportunities the MiFi30 service will provide. Access to the world's information promotes reading and a love of learning.” On July 24, 2015, the new MiFi30 was launched from the full-service bookmobile at one of its stops in the town of St. Stephen. Seventeen customers were able to check out the new MiFi30s. In attendance for this monumental event were: Rob Sanchez, Eric Wages, and Lilyn Hester from Google SC, Councilman Caldwell Pinckney, County Supervisor William Peagler, St. Stephen Mayor John Rivers, as well as representatives from the Berkeley Library System Board of Trustees, the State Library, and the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce to share in the celebration (pictured above). After seeing the tremendous response to the launch of this new program, Google SC has generously offered to pay for the 2nd year of service on the wifi jetpacks!! Read more at

Bookmobile Receives $5,000 from Daniel Island Rotary Duck Race Pictured below: Daniel Island Rotary Club President Mike Sudzina (left) and Director Todd Musheff (right) with BCLS director, Donna Worden and Children’s Librarian and Outreach Coordinator, Barbara Ash. Thank you Daniel Island Rotary for your continued support for the bookmobile.

BCLS Now Has a 3D Printer! The Lulzbot 3D printer will be on display this quarter at several locations with staff to answer your questions. Look for programing on how to use 3D printing in today’s world to begin next Spring.

September | October | November | December 2015


BCLS in Review

May 1 - July 31

133,809 visits

3,018 New Cards

195,601 items checked out

13,991 items downloaded

Another Successful Summer Reading Program The Berkeley County Library System and the Friends of the Library celebrate another successful year for the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program has become a passion for the FOBCLS, who contribute more than $11,000 each year for prizes, such as t-shirts and medals, programs, such as the magic show, and supplies. Without the help of the FOBCLS, the Summer Reading Program would not be possible. The FOBCLS truly are the Heroes for this program and we thank them for all their support.

To see all the photos from this year’s Summer Reading Program, follow the Friends of the Library @FOBCLS or the Library @Berkeley County Library - BCLS on Facebook. #bclsSummerReading

DANIEL ISLAND 2301 Daniel Island Drive Daniel Island, SC 29492 (843) 471-2952

MONCKS CORNER 1003 Highway 52 Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (843) 719-4223


325 Old Moncks Corner Rd Goose Creek, SC 29445 (843) 572-1376

Friends’ Annual Meeting is Oct. 8th Every year, the FOBCLS hosts an annual meeting. All are welcomed to come and hear about the successful year the Friends have had and planning for the next year with new officers elected.


1216 Old Murray Court Hanahan, SC 29406 (843) 553-0047

This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8th at 7:00 pm at the Moncks Corner Library, 1003 Highway 52. Refreshments will be served.


595 Sangaree Parkway Summerville, SC 29486 (843) 695-1208


113 Ravenell Drive St. Stephen, SC 29479 (843) 567-4862

M.O.R.E. BOOKMOBILE 100 Library Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (843) 719-4247

This year’s local author is Sherry Schumann, who resides here in Moncks Corner and wrote “The Christmas Bracelet” (2013). To learn more about the Annual Meeting, visit the friends online at

HUGE Book Sale Sept. 19th

Berkeley County Administration Bldg

(1003 N Hwy 52 in Moncks Corner)

8 am - 10 am (Members only) 10 am - 2 pm (Public) Music & Book CD’s DVD’s Children’s Books Novels Cookbooks Gardening Books History Books



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