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OPEN UP! Inform. Inspire. Illuminate

Summer Reading Program 2015

Volume 1- No. 1

Children: Birth - 5th Grade

Children can discover that “Every Hero Has a Story” by reading, learning, watching, and participating in literacy-driven activities to earn prizes.

Summer 2015

Info - News - Events


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Teens: 6 - 12th Grade

Teens can “Unmask!” their heroes and talents by reading for prizes, participating in contests, and attending special events.

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Adults: 18+

Adults, dig into a good book or movie and “Escape the Ordinary” this Summer. Page 5

M.O.R.E. Bookmobile Special Summer Reading Events! Page 6

We’ve Gone Social! Check us out on:


A Note from the Director

Our Mission Our Vision A literate, informed, engaged and enriched citizenry Our Mission The Berkeley County Library System enriches lives by informing, inspiring, and illuminating. Tagline Inform. Inspire. Illuminate Open Up!

We are proud to introduce to you our new combination newsletter and program catalog. We think you will appreciate having upcoming programs and some news about us and our Friends group in one easy-to-use publication. Thanks to our staff and new Marketing Coordinator, Kristen Lanier, for pulling this information all together in a brief amount of time. We hope you will share this quarterly catalog and newsletter with friends, neighbors, and family. Tell us, too, what you like or don’t like about it. Our goal is to make library services and resources better known to allow you to “Open Up” everything the library has to offer. Donna Worden, Director Berkeley County Library System

BCLS Gets Awesome Have you read, or listened to, or watched something Awesome recently that you borrowed from one of our libraries? If you have and want to share, here’s what you do; just drop your returned item into the Awesome Box at any one of our six libraries or M.O.R.E., our bookmobile. An Awesome box can be found at the desk where items are returned.

Board of Trustees Yvette Fischer District 1

Sandra Decker District 5

Patricia Richards District 2

Gwen Lewis District 6

Joanna Page District 3

Cassandra Rogers District 7

James Retz District 4

Faith Mouzon District 8

All materials that are “Awesomed” can be found on the library’s website. There are 427 Awesome boxes in public, school, and academic libraries across the US. Berkeley County Library System is the first public library in the state to participate and offer this service. The free Awesome Box project is generously supported by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, the Harvard Library Lab, and the Arcadia Fund. Photo provided by M.O.R.E.

Important Dates July 4 & 5 - Libraries Closed for Independence Day Aug 30 & Sept 1 - Libraries Closed for Labor Day June 6 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The South Carolina State Library kicks off the Summer Reading Program with StoryfestSC featuring award-winning authors, storytellers, crafts, and more. The St. Stephen Library will be celebrating the grand opening of their new location this Summer. See the library’s website or Facebook page for details.

Staff Spotlight This quarter’s BCLS Staff Spotlight goes to Deborah (D.D.) Guerry of the Hanahan Library. D.D. has been a dedicated employee with BCLS since 2007. She sets a great example by arriving early for the day and making sure the branch is up and running in time to open the doors to the public. She quietly goes about her duties without complaint and regularly has a customer whom she greets by name. D.D. rarely misses work and is always willing to participate in classes or webinars to improve her skills. She offers assistance to her coworkers and agrees to work longer shifts when asked. She takes pride in her work, especially making sure the children’s area of the library is in order. Often times, the quiet, reliable employees tend to get overlooked but they are the backbone of our agency and we couldn’t provide the excellent customer service we strive to provide without employees like D.D. Nominated by Karen Altman Hanahan Branch Manager

Children (Ages: Birth - 5th grade) Tim Sonefelt Magic Show

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled event as the fabulous magician, Tim Sonefelt, uses his magical wonders to unveil the secrets of untold stories of heroes and heroism. Wednesday - June 17th

10:30 a.m. - Hanahan Library 2:00 p.m. - Daniel Island Library

Thursday - June 18th

10:30 a.m. - Goose Creek Library 2:00 p.m. - Sangaree Library

Friday - June 19th

10:30 a.m. - St. Stephen Library 2:00 p.m. - Moncks Corner (Berkeley County Bldg Assembly Rm)

Savannah Balloons Join us for a fun, entertaining and educational show of story-telling like you have never seen before. Come and listen to your favorite stories told with balloons as props. Monday - July 13th

Tuesday - July 14th

2:00 p.m. - Hanahan Library 11:30 a.m. - Sangaree Library 3:00 p.m. - Daniel Island Library

Storytime Mondays

Sangaree 10:30-11 a.m. Daniel Island 10:30-11 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m.



Bright Start Theatre

Friday - July 24th

10:00 a.m. - Goose Creek Library “The Ugly Duckling” Get ready for a hilarious, heartfelt production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. 2:00 p.m. - Moncks Corner (Berkeley County Bldg Assembly Rm) “Aesop’s Fables” Join the Elizabethan actors as they stumble across the assembled crowd and decide to put on a showcase of their greatest hits. 6:00 p.m. - St. Stephen Library “Jackie Robinson” This baseball star played an important role in integrating professional sports. His story is brought to life in a production which is heartwarming, lively, and interactive.

LEGO® Mania Calling all creative minds! You are invited to join us for an hour of fun, making and builidng all your favorite things. This program is available for children ages 8 - 11. LEGO® kits will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Saturday - June 20th

10:00 a.m. - Moncks Corner Library

Saturday - July 25th

10:00 a.m. - Moncks Corner Library

Tuesday - June 30th

5:30 p.m. - Sanagree Library

Goose Creek 10:30-11 a.m.


Moncks Corner 10:30-11 a.m. Hanahan 10:30-11 a.m.

Give Our Books New Looks Contest Calling all 3rd - 5th grade artists!! We want to see you give our books new looks by designing a new cover or drawing a scene from your favorite book during the month of August. See or your local library for full details.

*Seating is limited, tickets required for all performances with the exception of Moncks Corner whose performances will be held in the assembly room of the Berkeley County Administration building located next to Moncks Corner library, please see your local library at least one week prior to show for tickets. There will be a limit of 5 tickets per person. *With the pending grand opening of the new St.Stephen Library, please check our website or call 843-719-4223 to confirm the location of events.


Teens (6th - 12th grade) Superhero Marshmallow Battle


Will you hit the mark with this fluffy white treat? The targets are set and it’s time to let the marshmallows fly! Superhero attire welcomed.

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Tuesday - June 9th

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4 - 5:00 p.m. - Sangaree

Silent Library Game: Superhero Edition

Life Sized Superhero Monopoly

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Superhero tasks will be given to complete. The only catch? You must silently accomplish them in the library! Superhero attire welcomed.

Dress up in your favorite superhero outfit and come play a life sized version of Monopoly!

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Thursday - June 18th

Monday - July 20th


Fear Factor: Superhero Edition

Superhero Team Quest

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Fear is no obstacle for a superhero. Show how brave you can be! Superhero attire welcomed.

Grab your superhero friends to complete the tasks that are given to you. Superhero attire welcomed.

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Monday - June 29th

Thursday - July 23rd


4 - 5:00 p.m. - Hanahan

6 - 7:00 p.m. - St. Stephen

“Unmask” Mask

Super Hero Capture the Flag

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4 - 5:00 p.m. - Goose Creek

WHERE Dorchester County Library 76 Old Trolley Rd Summerville, SC (843) 871-5075 WHEN Saturday, August 22nd 6 - 9:00 p.m. Video Games Green Screen Photography Cosplay Costume Contest Anime Screening Artist Alley Manga Swap Karaoke Trivia Prizes! Refreshments! Con Swag bag to first 50 teens Space is limited. Register at (registration opens August 1, 2015)


4 - 5:00 p.m. - Moncks Corner

Come ”unmask” your true identity as you design your very own superhero mask. Monday - June 8th

Tuesday - July 7th

4 - 5:00 p.m. - Daniel Island

6 - 7 p.m. - Sangaree

Superheroes unite! Form your own Justice League and see who can capture the flag first. Superhero attire welcomed.

Monday - June 22nd

Thursday - July 16th

4 - 5:00 p.m. - Moncks Corner

4 - 5:00 p.m. - Goose Creek

Monday - July 13th

Thursday - June 25th

Monday - July 27th

6 - 7:00 p.m. - St. Stephen

4 - 5:00 p.m. - Daniel Island

6 - 7:00 p.m. - Hanahan


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Freeze Frame Berkeley: Teen Photography Contest

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Rising 6th-12th graders, grab a camera or your smartphone and help us find the true heroes of Berkeley County! The Freeze Frame Teen Photography Contest is looking for inspired photography entries that help depict a local “hero” or places where a “hero” might reside. Visit or your local library for full details.

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Adults / Technology Workshops 5 Overview of Microsoft Office OVER 500 FREE

Come for a quick introduction to Microsoft’s Office programs: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. Monday - June 15th

11 - 1 p.m. - Moncks Corner


Thursday - August 27th

are now available through the library’s website!

5 - 6:30 p.m. - Sanagree

Teen Photo Editing Workshop Come learn some cool editing tricks. Participants of Freeze Frame Berkeley Teen Photography Contest are encouraged to attend. Monday - June 15th

3 - 5 p.m. - Moncks Corner

Thursday - July 9th

3 - 5 p.m. - Goose Creek

Finding Library Materials Workshop

For Technology Classes and Workshops, it is recommended that all attendees have prior experience with a mouse and keyboard. Seating is limited; please register online or at your local library.

This workshop will instruct participants on how to use the resources available from the library including: the online catalog, the new BookMyne app, and our digital media. Thursday - June 25th 5 - 6:30 p.m. - Sangaree

Thursday - July 9th

11 - 1 p.m. - Goose Creek

Saturday - August 29th

11 - 12:30 p.m. - Daniel Island

Google Chrome and Google Email Workshop This workshop will instruct participants on how to use Google resources including setting up an email account, web browsing, file sharing, and the Cloud. Saturday - June 27th

11 - 12:30 p.m. - Daniel Island

Tuesday - July 14th


Philosophy Course with Mr. Hillyer Rudisill III

Open Your Mind: Great Thoughts of Western Civilization Wednesday Mornings at 10:30AM Daniel Island Library No Registration or Class Materials Required

5 - 6:30 p.m. - Hanahan

Adult Summer Reading Program This Summer, adults are welcome to join in on the fun and win prizes just for reading. All you have to do is complete an entry slip at your local library for every book or e-book you read to enter your name into the drawings for weekly prizes and a grand prize which includes a Kindle Fire! See your local library for full details.

Every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Moncks Corner Library Beginners to Experts, all are welcome! More info email:


M.O.R.E. Bookmobile

Summer Reading Kickoff in Alvin

Festivals & Events with M.O.R.E.

Join us at the Alvin Community Center for a fun time as you register for the Summer Reading Program. You will enjoy: food, jump castles, balloon artists, face painting, games, crafts, and meeting some real-life hometown heroes.

Charleston Duck Race

Saturday - June 13th

10 - 2:00 p.m. - Alvin Community Center 2191 Santee River Road St. Stephen, SC 29479

June 6th - 11 - 3 p.m. Daniel Island, SC

Black History Know Thyself Celebration June 20th - 3 - 7 p.m. Tri-Community Center, Cross SC

Back to School Community Carnival

Gaming on the Bookmobile

Calling all gamers! Join us at the Abiding Word Family Ministry Summer Camp as the bookmobile presents a fun mobile way to play your favorite games superhero-style.

August 8th - 10 - 2 p.m. Fresh Anointing Ministries, Summerville SC

Heros Unmasked

Come and make your own hero with this fun arts and crafts event at Fox Creek Apartments. Will you make one from your favorite comic or create your own?

Wednesday - June 24th

Friday - July 10th

LEGO速 Mania

M.O.R.E. Technology Workshops

12 - 1:30 p.m. - Abiding Word Family Ministry 227 Abiding Way Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Calling all creative minds! You are invited to join us for an hour of fun, making and building all your favorite things! Wednesday - July 1st 2:30 - 4 p.m. - Cross Community Center 1690 Old Hwy 6 Cross, SC 29436

1 - 2:30 p.m. - Fox Creek Apartments 260 Ravenell Drive St Stephen, SC 29479

A member of our technical staff will be on site to offer assistance with general tech questions including setting up your tablets or e-readers to download digital media from the library. Friday- July 17th and July 31st 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Del Webb Community in Cane Bay Plantation

Summer Reading Wrap-up Party Join us at the Cainhoy Community Center for a fun time as we wrap-up the Summer Reading Program with food, jump castles, balloon artists, face painting, games, crafts, and meeting some real-life hometown heros. Saturday - August 1st 10 - 2 p.m. - Cainhoy Community Center Huger, SC (next to school)

M.O.R.E will be stopping at the current location of the St. Stephen Library when the branch closes to make the move to the new facility. The official closure dates are still to be determined. If you have any questions, please check our website for details and the Summer stop calendar or email


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BCLS in Review February to April 2015 83,777 visits 1,413 New Cards Registered

131,137 items checked out

12,384 items downloaded

Private Vegas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The Escape Heaven is for Real by David Baldacci Adult/DVD

The Magic School Pok*emon adventures : Bus: Complete Series Diamond and Pearl platinum Kids/DVD by Hidenori Kusaka


Insatiable Appetites by Stuart Woods

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl

Toy Box Trouble By Amy Weingartner

Jungle Adventure By Cathy Hapka

Untethered Moon Built To Spill

If Youre Reading... Drake

Strange Trails Lord Huron

Into the Wild Life Halestorm

Better Than Home Beth Hart

McFarland, USA June 2

Kingsman: The Sercret Service June 9

Danny Collins June 30

The Longest Ride July 14

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel July 14th

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


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


595 Sangaree Parkway Summerville, SC 29483 (843) 695-1208


1104 S. Main Street St. Stephen, SC 29479 (843) 567-4862


100 Library Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (843) 719-4247

BE A HERO, BECOME A FRIEND The BCLS Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley County Library.

Join today at your local library.

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