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Book worm? Become a #BookDragon Discover new ways to learn and grow at your library .

Programs for kids and family pg. 3 - 5 Amazing Teen Events pg. 6 Adult Programs and Tech Workshops pg. 7-9 M.O.R.E. Mobile Library Schedule pg. 14 An Update from the Friends of the Library pg. 17-18

LIBRARY CLOSINGS Labor Day Saturday, 9/2 & Monday, 9/4 Staff Development Wednesday, 10/18 Veteran’s Day Friday, 11/10 & Saturday, 11/11 Thanksgiving Thursday, 11/23, Friday, 11/24, & Saturday, 11/25

What’s Happenin’


BCLS Breaks Ground on New Cane Bay Library with YMCA “This state-of-the-art facility will create unmatched recreation and educational opportunities in Berkeley County,” said Berkeley County Supervisor, Bill Peagler. “This is a great addition to an already wonderful community and will further enhance the quality of life for residents of all ages.”

Berkeley County Library Director Gene Brunson and Library Board Chair Patricia Richards are joined by YMCA representatives, county officials, and business supporters of the new Cane Bay YMCA and Library for a ground breaking ceremony.

Berkeley County Library System along with Cannon Street YMCA of Greater Charleston held the groundbreaking for their new state-of-the-art facility in Cane Bay on June 2, 2017. This highly-anticipated project will feature a 54,000 sqft sports facility with a 25-meter swimming pool, full basketball court, jogging track, multipurpose spaces and even a library. The 5,000 sqft library will be full service and is the first of its kind collaboration between a county library and a YMCA in the United States.

“This new YMCA and public library will serve the community beautifully and draw people from throughout the region,” said Paul Stoney, President and CEO of the Cannon Street YMCA of Greater Charleston. “Our collaboration with the Berkeley County Library System has been amazing and has assisted us in developing a comprehensive venue where on a given day, people from across the region could be attending a softball tournament, aquatics education, a tennis tournament and soccer tournament, or just reading a book in the technology center.”

Library Director, Gene Brunson comments, “The Berkeley County Library System seeks to maximize opportunities to enrich the lives of Berkeley County residents. The Cane Bay library, a collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Charleston, is such an endeavor. A library is vital for a literate, informed, and engaged community. We are excited to build a library in Cane Bay and for the opportunity to provide dynamic and exceptional library service for this growing area of the county.” The facility will be built in the heart of the Cane Bay community on U.S. Highway 176 in Berkeley County and is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Rendering of Cane Bay YMCA and Library


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

See more news about What’s Happenin’ on pg. 15

BCLS Assists Berkeley County School District with Summer Rural School Initiative To aid students in reading level retention and to Creek keep Library them engaged during the Goose summer, Berkeley School Thursday, MarchCounty 2nd, 4 pm - 5 pmDistrict (BCSD) offers a Summer Literacy Program Library toSangaree select communities. The 2017 programs Wednesday, 22nd,community 4 pm - 5 pmand were hosted in March the Cross the Town ofLibrary St. Stephen. Sangaree 19th, 4County pm - 5 pm ThisWednesday, year the April Berkeley Library System assisted with hosting a Movies Moncks Corner Library Under the April Stars24th, program, Monday, 4 pm - 5an pmoutdoor movie, to celebrate the completion of the HanahanBCSD Librarykicked off the celebration program. Thursday, April 27th, 4 night pm -5 pm with a family literacy in the St. Stephen Library. Attendees of the family St. Stephen Library literacy night were provided with a ticket Tuesday, May 9th, 4 pm - 5 pm for a free drink and popcorn from the Friends of Library the Library’s concession stand Sangaree during the movie. Wednesday, May 17th, 4 pm - 5 pm

the event with over 200 people coming to see the movie on a Tuesday night! The event was very successful with many thanks to organizers and the Town of St. Stephen’s men in blue who so kindly helped put the screen up and provide security for the night. Given the success of the event during the middle of a work week, more Movies Under the Stars events have been scheduled for the fall with the Town of St. Stephen. (See p. 5)

The Movies Under the Stars program was hosted in St. Stephen in July at the park next to the library. Organizers were thrilled to see the attendance and participation at


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

BCLS and BCSD host Movies Under the Stars event to celebrate Summer Literacy Program.

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It’s story

TiME @ Your Library

Come listen to stories and dance with friends at Storytime @Your Library. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensory activities.

Visit to see all the fun resources just for kids @your library.

Dragons (and Kids!) Love Tacos

Clayton’s Corner

Join us for a special storytime on National Taco Day featuring “Dragons Love Tacos” and make a paper taco to take home!

Read to Clayton the cute, cuddly therapy dog. This program is designed to help children who are struggling with their reading skills, when compared to peers their age, by reading to a certified therapy dog. It encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to.

Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 11 am

Check out the book before the program!

No appointment necessary.

Goose Creek Library

First and Third Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

*September 11th - December 7th* Mondays

My 1st Book Welcome Bag

Sangaree 11 - 11:30 am Daniel Island 10:30 - 11 am & 11 - 11:30 am

Tuesdays Goose Creek 10:30 - 11 am St. Stephen 10:30 - 11 am

*Also available on hoopla digital!

This service was made possible through a generous donation from Judy and Robert Schmitt, the Friends of the Library, and other donations.

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

Get Kindergarten Ready! It’s that time of year again. Your child is entering kindergarten, but you are not sure if they are ready. In Berkeley County, we want your child to be reading-ready with a free subscription to SmartyAnts®, a reading literacy program adaptable to your student’s needs. This new resource is free to any Berkeley County School District student attending kindergarten during the 2017-18 school year. This program is made possible through a partnership between Berkeley County School District and Achieve3000®. SmartyAnts®, a product from Achieve3000®, is an engaging and exceptional way of learning. The software assesses the reading-readiness level of the student and offers an adaptable program perfect for his or her needs. The result? “Through engaging instruction and games, students develop essential literacy skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension strategies,” according to Achieve3000’s website.


New to the library? BCLS is happy to help you celebrate with a free welcome bag to children ages 0-3 who register for a new library card. The My 1st Book bag contains a board book and other fun items.

Parents and families can use the platform as a support tool as well. SmartyAnts® offers a Teacher Dashboard, which lets you monitor the student’s level, growth, and time spent – and offers extra resources for additional learning. All you need this year is a working device and internet access and your future student can be reading-ready. To sign up for your free subscription, call 877-235-2525 and use code SmartyBCSD or visit

Smarty Ants is also available as an app for your mobile device!

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Enhanced TumbleBooks Library Now Available at BCLS Struggling to get your little one more engaged with reading? What could be more fun than digital flip books? If you have not already, then you need to try out Tumble Book Library. Now with even more amazing features! We are excited about this enhanced version of Tumblebooks and the changes to the access structure that it will bring. The access structure change will be particularly helpful for teachers and families who home school. The enhanced version of Tumbebooks is considered the premium version which includes: over 1,100 titles, resources for K-6, lesson plans for teachers, animated talking picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, both fiction and non-fiction materials, graphic novels,books in English, French, and Spanish; and many other resources. – Plus it is FREE with your BCLS Library Card. TumbleBooks Library is also available as an app for your mobile device!

Sea Turtle Craft-In-A-Baggie Stop by to create a fun Sea Turtle craft. Pick up your baggie of supplies at the Main Desk while supplies last!

Goose Creek Library

Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 10 am - until

Grandparents Day Card Crafting Come in to make a special card to show your grandparents you love them.

Tofu is a nutritious and delicious addition to meals, but how do you prepare it? Don't be afraid of tofu! One of our librarians was asked this question three times during one grocery store visit, so here is your answer! We'll teach you about various ways to cook tofu, and there will be dishes for you to sample. Supplies provided, but registration is required.

Hanahan Library

St. Stephen Library

Sea Turtle Presentation

Upcycled Crafts with Lisa

Thursday, Sept. 7th, 4 - 5 pm

Sea Turtle Presentation by Crystal Herron of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Headquarters. Registration is suggested. Stop by the main desk of the Goose Creek Library or call 843-572-1376.

Goose Creek Library

Saturday, Sept. 9th, 10 - 11 am

Craft: No-Sew Zipper Pouch Make a cute and practical zipper pouch with absolutely no sewing. Supplies are provided, but registration is required.

St. Stephen Library

Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 4:30 pm

Craft: Autumn Trees & Hedgehogs Drop by the library to make a beautiful autumn tree or a cute hedgehog. No registration is required. Crafts will be available all day while supplies last.

St. Stephen Library

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 10 am - until

Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 4:30 pm

Join Ms. Lisa as we upcycle old CD and movie cases and turn them into something completely different!

St. Stephen Library

Cooking Workshop: Homemade Pasta Ever wondered how to make pasta from scratch? Join us and find out! Afterward, we'll sample our homemade pasta with some sauce - and there will probably be enough for you to carry some home, too. Supplies provided, but registration is required. Thursday, Oct. 19th, 4:30 pm

Craft: Corsage Making Learn how to make lovely and interesting corsages for different occasions. Supplies provided, but registration is required.

St. Stephen Library

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Join us at the library for a free family movie matinée. Complimentary refreshments are provided, thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Moncks Corner Library

Everyone’s favorite monsters are coming to the library to help get you in the “Halloween Spirit.”

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 1 pm and 3 pm

St. Stephen Library

Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 10 am - until

Halloween Drop In Come by in costume to check out our Halloween decorations, take pictures in the "haunted library" and enjoy some Halloween treats.

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 4:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 21st, 4 - 6 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 10 am - until

Drop by the library to make a cool pumpkin craft; available all day while supplies last.

Join BCLS and BlueChoice® HealthPlan Medicaid for a free family event. We are inviting the community to see the world in a different light. There will be face painting, bead making, story telling and healthy snacks.

Come spend a Saturday afternoon playing board games with friends and family.

Goose Creek Library

Pumpkin Craft

St. Stephen Library

Moncks Corner Library

Stop by to create a fun Jack-o-Lantern craft! Pick up your baggie of supplies at the Main Desk while supplies last.

Halloween Movie Matinée Day!

Arrrr! We be makin' treasure maps and pirate gear for National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Savvy?

Family Game Day at the Library

Jack-o-Lantern Craft-In-A-Baggie

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 4:30 pm

Trunk or Treat With Love

Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 3:30 - 4:40 pm



Talk Like a Pirate Day Craft

Sangaree Library


Cooking Workshop: What Exactly Do You Do With Tofu?

Hanahan Library

Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 1 - 5 pm

Halloween Spook-tacular Ready, set, ghost! You'll go batty for your fun and one-of-a-kind piece of Halloween art. We will be using paint so please dress accordingly.

Sangaree Library

Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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LEGO® Events

@Your Library

LEGO® Mania @Moncks Corner Are you a LEGO® fan? Come have fun with your friends while you imagine and build with LEGO® blocks provided by the library.

Moncks Corner Library

Saturday, Sept. 9th, 10 am -12 pm Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 2 - 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 4th, 10 am -12 pm

LEGO® Day @YourLibrary The guys from Lowcountry LUG, Bradley Scrio, Bryan Harlan, and Jesus Ortiz return to the library for a fun filled day with the tiny little building blocks everyone loves: LEGOs®! Come check out some of their amazing work and get inspired to make your own LEGO® masterpiece.

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Sept. 30th, 10 am - 12 pm

Sangaree Library

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 10 am - 12 pm

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Dec. 9th 10 am - 12 pm

Early Release Day Movies

Check out all the fun, family events @your library with our new mobile-friendly online calendar.

Craft Workshop: Gift Wrapping

November Craft: Turkeys!

It's a little early, but let's go ahead and prepare for the holidays by learning about gift wrapping. We'll cover the basics, make our own stenciled gift wrap, and make gift bags out of withdrawn library books. All supplies provided, but registration is required.

Come by and make a turkey craft with us, just in time for the holidays. No registration required. All day while supplies last.

St. Stephen Library

Turkey Day Craft

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 4:30 pm

St. Stephen Library

Monday, Nov. 20th, 10 am - until

Celebrate all things gobble gobble with a turkey hat to wear on Thanksgiving! We will be using paint so please dress accordingly.

Turkey Craft-In-A-Baggie Stop to create a fun Turkey craft. Pick up your baggie of supplies at the Main Desk while supplies last!

Sangaree Library

Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Thanksgiving Craft Day

Goose Creek Library

Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 10 am - until

Easy-to-make-crafts to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Cooking Workshop: No-bake Holiday Treats There are so many yummy holiday treats that don't require any baking. Join us to learn how to make them! All supplies provided, but registration is required.


Hanahan Library

Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 4 - 5 pm

St. Stephen Library

Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 4:30 pm

Movies Under the Stars

Join us for a free outdoor movie. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and family and friends. Start times vary, but all movies will begin at dark. Please do not bring coolers or outside food or drinks. Food trucks concessions will be available for purchase. Town of St. Stephen - Park Next to Library in St. Stephen - Ravenell Dr

School's out early so why not catch a free movie at the library? Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. September 1st

November 3rd

Town of Moncks Corner - Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex on Main St.

Wed. Oct. 25th 12:30 pm

Sangaree Library


Wed. Nov. 15th 12:30 pm

Sangaree Library

September 22nd

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

October 27th

November 17th



Visit to see all the resources for teens.




The Hangout @Daniel Island (Tweens welcome too!) Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Sept. 18th, Oct. 16, Nov. 13th

The Hangout @Sangaree

The Teen Hangout @Your Library is a time for teens to have fun, learn something new, and hang out with friends while crafting, gaming, building, and creating. You never know what to expect at The Hangout, but you can definitely count on having a good time. This program is designed for students in grades 6 - 12. Tweens (students in grades 3 5) are welcome to join where noted.

Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund Sponsors Robotics Program at Daniel Island Library

The Hangout @Moncks Corner

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Sept. 12th, Oct. 24th, Nov. 28th

(Tweens welcome too!) Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th, Nov. 2nd

The Hangout @St. Stephen

The Hangout @Goose Creek

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Sept. 28th, Oct. 26th, Nov. 30th

The Hangout @Hanahan Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Sept. 27th, Oct. 11th, Nov. 29th

of 13. The fund has purchased a collection of computer and STEM-related books for young tech enthusiasts, as well as sponsoring coding and STEM events for Berkeley County children. Contributions are welcome at or at the Daniel Island branch library.





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(Tweens welcome too!) Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Sept. 6th Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Oct. 3rd Monday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm Nov. 27th

Teen Anime Club Come hang out while we explore episodes of a variety of anime shows and movies, play quick games of trivia, or create something inspired by the Japanese culture! Sangaree Library 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5 - 6 pm



Dr. Mitch Lichtenberg with Robotics Students

The Daniel Island Library was happy to host Dr. Mitch Lichtenberg for a five-day “Robots for Kids� camp last week, sponsored by the Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund. Twelve happy campers spent the week building and programming increasingly sophisticated Lego robots using motors, touch sensors, and light-sensitive modules to navigate mazes and carry loads. The children worked in teams coding, assembling, and testing their creations. The Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund started in 2015 to honor Lucy, a proficient coder and game designer who passed away at the age

Life Skills Academy Workshop Join us as the BCLS and the Distinguished Young Women of Berkeley County present this life skills workshop for girls and guys focused on finding the right college, looking for scholarships and other types of funding, and putting the new found skills to the test. Light refreshments will be served!

Moncks Corner Library

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 10 am - 1:30 pm

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Color Me Calm

Tai Chi

Leave your stress and worries at home and come color with us. Supplies and coloring sheets provided.

An ancient form of exercise for all ages using slow, smooth body movements. Tai Chi is particularly effective in healing, strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems, and disease prevention. It can boost energy, balance, sharpen reflexes, and improve one’s overall sense of well-being.

GC Knotty & Nice

Goose Creek Library

Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and other needle-workers! Join us for tips, tricks, and good conversation. Feel free to bring your own project.

Stress Free Coloring

Goose Creek Library

Wednesdays, 2 - 4 pm

Hook or Needle Me This! Club Crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, and some basic knitting. All levels of expertise are welcome. Don't know how? That's okay; someone is always available to teach.

St. Stephen Library

Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 noon

Yarn Junkies Join our knitters group on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays.

Hanahan Library

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm **Starting Sept. 16th

DI Needle Workers From experts to beginners, join in the fun on alternate Tuesday mornings. Bring your quilt, appliqué, embroidery, or any portable needle project and stay for a while to sew, make new friends, and chat.

Daniel Island Library

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 11 am - 2 pm

Sewing Club: Retro Sewers A sewing club where all levels of expertise are welcome. Bring your current project out or any questions you may have.

St. Stephen Library

By appointment only. Please call library.

Knittin’ In The Corner

Thursdays, 11 am - 1 pm

Join a group of coloring enthusiasts for a relaxing couple of hours of coloring and chatting. Grab your favorite adult coloring book and bring it with you, or color with materials provided by the library.

Adult Anime Club Each month, members vote on the anime to view and meet for talking, joking, and watching anime. 18+ only.

Writer’s Nest

(Please note new day and time)

Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm

The Writer’s Nest at Sangaree is a safe haven for writers of all skill levels and disciplines to share work and practice their craft: fiction writers, bloggers, journalists, poets, songwriters, screenwriters, and any other persuasion you can imagine. Stop by and let the Muse Booster, aka Dave Schneider, open the spigot to your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.

Sangaree Library

3rd Saturdays, 10 am

St. Stephen Writer’s Group Join local authors Olivia Washington and Michael Case to connect and share with other local and aspiring authors. All are welcome.

St. Stephen Library

Every 1st Tuesday, 4:30 pm

DI Writer’s Group Join local author, Crystal Klimavicz, at the Daniel Island Library to connect and share with other local authors and aspiring writers. All are welcome.

Daniel Island Library

Every 1st Wednesday, 4:30 - 6 pm

Coupon Corner

Moncks Corner Library

Hanahan Library


Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 - 10 am (WEEKLY!)

Sangaree Library

If you knit and/or crochet or you would like to learn how come join us! Someone is always available to teach. All are welcomekids too! Tuesdays, 5 - 7 pm

Daniel Island Library

Meet with other couponers to share tips and tricks. All day, Every day!

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Sangaree Library

3rd Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7 pm

Master Gardener Q&A Desk Trained and certified Clemson Extension Tri-County Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about lawns, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, and all aspects of gardening in the Lowcountry. We will also accept soil samples (the cost is $6.00 per sample) & provide handouts and reference materials as needed.

Daniel Island Library

Mondays, Sept. 9th & Oct. 2nd, 4 - 6 pm

Mystery Book Club Join us at the Hanahan Library for some lively group discussion of various mystery selections. Please check at the desk for the title of the book for the month. Copies of the month’s title may be available at the desk as well.

Hanahan Library

3rd Tuesdays, 4 - 5 pm

NEW DI Social Bridge Club Do you play bridge or used to play? Are you a beginner or have no partner? Want to play for fun, mental exercise and to meet interesting people? No problem! Come and join us.

Daniel Island Library

2nd & 4th Mondays, 1 - 4 pm **September to November

Creative Crafters

Celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month!

This new crafting group will be working with all kinds of crafts so don't be shy - come out and craft with us! Join us and let your creative juices flow.

It’s National Library Card Sign Up Month and we want you to help us celebrate. All new adult library card holders in September will be invited to enter a drawing to win a Book Lovers Basket! You must be 18 or older to enter.

St. Stephen Library

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 10:30 am

Philosophy Class

Goose Creek Library

Every day in September

Join Prof. Hillyer Rudisill for a free college-level course. Participants can attend at any time since each session stands on its own.

NEW Lecture Series: Faith, Politics, & Identity in the Modern World

Daniel Island Library

Despite the rise of secularism in the West and militant atheism in the Soviet Union and China, religion has survived and displayed surprising power in societies throughout the world. In a series of discussions, we will examine the question of the continuing power of faith not only in lives of believers, but also in politics, international relations, culture, society, and identity.

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am **Sept. 6th - Nov. 29th

Recorder Class For beginning or “rusty” adults and teens who want to learn to play in a group setting. Prior recorder or other musical experience not required. Reading music is also not a prerequisite. You should be able to play several pieces within a few weeks.

Daniel Island Library

Tuesdays, 2 - 3 pm **Sept. 5th - Nov. 28th

DI Cookbook Club Come share and discuss your favorite recipes and food ideas. Do you have a special recipe that your family loves? How about a cookbook that you would recommend? Each month we will discuss and enjoy a different type of cuisine or theme.

Daniel Island Library

Thursdays, Sept. 28th, Oct. 26th, and Nov. 30th, 2 - 3 pm

Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am **Sept. 14th - Nov. 16th

Every 3rd Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am





Looking for a book club? The MC Adult Book Club invites you to join them. Check with the Moncks Corner library for the current month’s book title to participate.

#Bibliophile #BeInspired_READ My

Thursdays, Sept. 21st, Nov. 16th, 6:30 pm

Library Card

Historic Textiles of the Charleston Museum

Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 1 - 2 pm Turn to page 9 for details on another program hosted by the Charleston Museum, titled “Manners Most Morbid.”


Moncks Corner Library

Daniel Island Library

Daniel Island Library

What better way to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month than to release new library cards? BCLS is happy to introduce our new library cards. Now with different designs so you can choose which one you want.


MC Adult Book Club

Sept 19th - Women in the Castle, Jessica Shattuck

Nov 21st - Ginny Moon, Benjamin Ludwig

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!


Be part of a lively discussion about some popular and chat-worthy books. Was it a thumbs up or thumbs down? Come share your thoughts.

Oct 17th - A Piece of the World, Christina Kline


Daniel Island Library

History is told in many ways, and one key way is through textiles. Jan Hiester, Curator of Textiles at the Charleston Museum, will take you on a virtual tour through the textile collection, highlighting different objects, their histories and their importance to the South Carolina Lowcountry.

DI Book Club


National Voter Registration Day Have you registered to vote? Join thousands of Americans across the country who are registering to vote in this national registration drive. If you have recently moved, now is the perfect opportunity to register to vote in Berkeley County!

Sangaree Library Tuesday, Sept. 26th All day

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ACTIVITIES Movie Matinées @ Moncks Corner Come enjoy a free movie matinée at the Moncks Corner library. Complimentary concessions are provided thanks to the Friends of the Library.

Making New Friends & Friendships

New “SPA” Across the River

A tightly knit circle of friends plays a significant role in creating a happy, healthy, and more fulfilling life as we age, but with hectic schedules, frequent moves and a variety of life changes, it can be difficult to make friendships. Join Maureen McNichols, a licensed counselor and Daniel Island resident, to learn how you make new friends and create lasting friendships.

Did you ever wonder what goes on at the Wando SPA terminal across the river? Barbara Melvin, Senior Vice President of Operations and Terminals for the South Carolina Port Authority, will enlighten us as to how it all works.

Daniel Island Library

Music Concert

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 1:30 - 3 pm

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Lowcountry History

Saturday Sept. 16th, 2 pm

Saturday Sept. 30th, 2 pm

The history of the Lowcountry is rich and colorful, but its complexity can overwhelm locals and newcomers alike. Dr. Nic Butler, historian for the Charleston County Public Library, presents his top ten list of local historical themes with brevity and wit that will inspire you to see our community in a new light.

Daniel Island Library

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 1 - 3 pm

Find Your Roots Saturday Oct. 14th, 2 pm

Saturday Nov. 18th, 2 pm

Learn Japanese! Ever wanted to learn a new language? Learning a new language is a great way to gain a better understanding of your own native language and a fun exploration of different cultures. Learn both spoken and written Japanese through hands-on classes that take place when you choose.

St. Stephen Library

By appointment only. Please call the library.

Goose Creek Library Display Case Do you have a collection you'd like to show to our community? Ask at the Main Desk at Goose Creek Library for information on showing your collection in our main foyer display case!

Finding Your Roots! Join The Family History Center of Charleston for this introductory genealogy research class. Please register at the Main Desk of the Goose Creek Library or by calling 843-572-1376.

Goose Creek Library

Friday, Oct. 6th, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Daniel Island Library

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 1 - 3 pm

The “oud” is one of the oldest stringed instruments in the world, similar in appearance to the lute. Enjoy listening to music played on this ancient instrument called the oud. Peter Kfoury will delight us with his unique Middle Eastern jazz fusion style.

Daniel Island Library

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 2 - 3 pm

Couponing Workshop Share tips, websites, and exchange success stories with other couponers!

Hanahan Library

Saturday, Nov. 4th, 10 am - 12 pm

Lunch & Learn for 55yrs. & Above 55yrs. & above are invited to the library for lunch and to experience the changes of the library landscape.

Moncks Corner Library

Thursdays, Nov. 9th, 11:30 am - 1 pm

Manners Most Morbid: Funerary Prac- Veteran’s Day Reception tices and Traditions of As a special thank you to the men and women who honorably serve our country, Charleston’s Past With Halloween almost upon us, Grahame Long, Chief Curator at The Charleston Museum, will bring light to a darker side of Charleston. Lowcountry funeral planning and its eventual implementation became more of a social event ranging anywhere from the elegantly elaborate to the morosely mundane. Come explore these cultural interactions – and the decorations.

Daniel Island Library

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 1 - 3 pm

we would like to recognize you with a reception at the library. Veterans are invited to enjoy special desserts in our activity room.

Hanahan Library

Thursday, Nov. 9th, 2 - 4 pm

Christmas Quilling Come and learn to roll paper into beautiful ornaments for your tree. Class is limited to 20 participants and you must sign up. All supplies provided by Friends of the Berkeley County Library System.

Moncks Corner Library


Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 5 - 7 pm

OneClickdigital and Zinio are now

P�u� Di�it�� Au�i�bo�k� & �Bo�k�! The new RBdigital app and refreshed website officially launched on June 26! The new RBdigital app combines the OneClickdigital audiobook/eBook app with the Zinio for Libraries magazine app. For the first time in the industry, patrons whose library offers both services (like BCLS) are now able to access audiobooks, magazines, and eBooks—all in one app!

App Notification: Existing OneClickdigital and Zinio for Libraries app users have been notified through their OneClickdigital app to upgrade to the new RBdigital app. Both the OneClickdigital app and the Zinio for Libraries app will be available through mid-September to help with the transition to the new app. When you update the app, you can log in with the same credentials you used for the OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries app. The new RBdigital app will have all your previous checkouts along with stored wishlists, holds, and history, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again.

Amazing Content!

Key Features & Benefits of New App:

Offering the library market’s most comprehensive platform, RBdigital brings exclusive audiobook titles, eBooks, and content from all major publishers together in one collection. RBdigital features the best literature in a wide variety of genres, along with an outstanding collection of award-winning children’s and young adult (YA) books—over 60,000 audiobooks and 250,000 eBooks! RBdigital also delivers 100% of the New York Times bestseller list available to libraries as downloadable audiobooks and more multi-access titles than anyone else!

• Significantly improved user experience • App-based patron notifications to help with tech support and engagement • Faster, easier search • Exclusive content

Mobile apps available for iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire™.

RBdigital also offers complete digital editions of popular magazines with interactive elements such as audio and video. With RBdigital you can keep magazines for as long as you like and even download magazines to your mobile device for offline reading.

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From Your Library RB Digital

• Borrow e-books, audiobooks, & digital magazines in one easy-to-use app. See page 10 for more detials!

hoopla digital

Please note: this is an open session, and is first-come-first-served. Your patience is appreciated. Please feel free to bring your personal devices.

Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 4 - 5 pm Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 4 - 5 pm Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 4 - 5 pm

Hanahan Library

BiblioBoard Library

• Digital books, images, articles, documents, videos, & audio in one app. • No checkouts or returns, no limits, & no waiting.

TumbleBooks Library

• Kids can view animated versions of their favorite books. • No checkouts or returns, no limits, & no waiting.

Easy Sign-up Go to and select the service you want to use.


Use your BCLS library card to register for the service. Create a user name and password.


Search in your device’s app store and download the free app for this service.


Need a quick resume template? Keeping track of your spending and saving? Making flyers for your new business venture? Stop by for an introduction to Microsoft Office 2013 programs and learn how to use these exicting tools for your everyday needs!

OverDrive (Jasmine Digital Library)

• Search the BCLS catalog. • Place materials on hold. • Easily renew materials.


Need help with your personal devices? Interested in trying out digital library resources? Stop by Tech Time for free one-on-one help!

St. Stephen Library

BookMyne Mobile Catalog


Introduction to Office 2013

• Borrow videos, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, music, e-books, & comics. • 5 Checkouts per month • No wait times.

• Borrow audiobooks & e-books, all ages. • Check out up to 10 titles at a time.


Tech Time

Open the app on your mobile device and log in with your user name and password. Start borrowing digital media or search our catalog.

Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 4 - 5 pm Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 4 - 5 pm Thursday, Oct. 26th, 4 - 5 pm

Goose Creek Library

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 4 - 5 pm

The E-Library Learn more about how to access FREE ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more wherever you are! Please feel free to bring your personal devices.

Moncks Corner Library

Monday, Sept. 18th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Goose Creek Library

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Hanahan Library

Goose Creek Library

Thursday, Sept. 21st, 3:30 - 5 pm

St. Stephen Library

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Moncks Corner Library

Monday, Nov. 20th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Photo Editing App Basics Don't know what to do with those vacation pictures? Want to make your social media posts shine? Come learn more about free and easy-to-use photo editing tools!

Hanahan Library

Thursday, Sept. 28th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Pin It to Win It: Introduction to Pinterest Do you have an interest in Pinterest? Come learn how to register for an account and use Pinterest for party planning, entertainment, craft ideas, and more!

Moncks Corner Library

Monday, Oct. 16th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Thursday, Nov. 30th, 3:30 - 5 pm

#FriendFollowLike Part 1: Facebook and Twitter

#FriendFollowLike Part 2: Snapchat and Instagram

Get your toes in the water with two of the most popular social media platforms in the world: Facebook and Twitter! Learn how to create an account, manage privacy settings, and create posts/tweets.

Ready to delve deeper into social media? Stop by this class to learn about fun filters, sharing stories, and keeping in touch visually with Snapchat and Instagram.

Sangaree Library

Sangaree Library

Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 3:30 - 5 pm

Berkeley County Library System | Open Up! Program Catalog

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 3:30 - 5 pm


Now Available @Your Library We are giving you the power to choose! The new BCLS Connects service now provides 3 options for your needs. With BCLS Connects you can check out a Chromebook, a wi-fi unit, or a kit with the Chromebook and wi-fi unit together - free for 2 weeks with your library card! This new service is available to customers at all BCLS locations, including our mobile library. Customers can place a hold on which item they want, and it will be sent to the library of their choice. BCLS Connects Kit: Chromebook + wi-fi unit BCLS Connects Chromebook BCLS Connects MiFi (coming soon)

Search “bcls connects� in our catalog.

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Mobile Library and IT Staff WOW Students at NAACP STEM Camp The Moncks Corner Branch NAACP hosted its first ever Summer Youth Education Camp on July 18 - 21, 2017 at Moncks Corner Baptist Church Life Center, 500 East Main Street, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. The theme for the camp was “Empowering Curious Minds” with a focus on STEM activities and education for students ages 11 14. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. During the 4-day camp, students were able to explore the STEM field in the Lowcountry through use of Chromebooks, hands-on experiments, educational and motivational speakers, and physical exercise. Presenters at the camp included SPAWAR, Boeing, Google, Berkeley County Library System, Berkeley County Sheriff Department, Department of Juvenile Justice, and youth advisor, Lori Bennett. The students were also treated to a tour of Boeing’s North Charleston’s Facility on the last day of the camp. According to an article in the Berkeley Independent Newspaper, camp organizer, Jerald Borden Jr. stresses the importance of such a camp for the area. He explains that in rural areas, residents aren’t always trained to work in the growing field. He said it is important to start training from adolesBCLS IT staff instructs a student cence. on a Virtual Maze Game.

“Opportunities for [STEM] are lacking in rural areas,” he said. “Although there are opportunities for employment in STEM careers, there is a shortage of qualified workers. These are the type of skills that students learn by studying science, t e c h n o l ogy, STEM Camp students loved engineering and Experiencing the VR headset.


math (STEM).” When Berkeley County Library System was asked to partner and present at the camp, it was a no brainer. The mobile library staff and members of the library’s technology and systems department delighted the students with tech toys to experiment with such as a virtual reality headset, 3D printer, circuit games, and other tech toys. Students also had an opportunity to explore the mobile library and check out books and resources about STEM activities, learning, and careers in STEM related industries. By the end of the day, the students did not want the library to leave! Barbara Ash, Outreach and BCLS director Gene Brunson Children’s Libraridemonstrates a 3D printer and an on the mobile students have fun experimentlibrary said, “Our ing and building with circuits. NAACP STEM

Elizabeth, explains, “We visited some Summer Feeding locations, where volunteers gave up their time to watch children for multiple hours and provide them with a meal. These volunteers were so grateful for us coming and spending some time with the kids and giving them something to do. They enjoyed using our Chromebooks and Launchpads (learning tablets) and building crafts for them to take home at the end of the day. Whether it's helping a little one put together a birdhouse, or giving a teen our WiFi password so they can use their devices, we're M.O.R.E. builds birdhouses at building relationTrueway Baptist ships with our community and that's part of what M.O.R.E. is all about.”

Mobile Library Grant Beneficiary for 2017 Duck Race The BCLS mobile library was a grant beneficiary for the 2017 Duck Race. This is the third time BCLS has been a recipient of this grant, the first of which provided the seed money to start funding the mobile library, a service that had not been available in the county for over 25 years.

camp visit epitomized the mobile library and outreach services vision for this kind of programming. The kids had a great afternoon working in small groups to collaborate, problem solve, play and create. Seeing the intuitive way they worked together and their natural aptitude for the STEM curriculum was amazing.”

M.O.R.E. Brings Creativity to Special Stops During Summer In an effort to reach more communities than traditional stops every other week, the mobile library staff built in free time to visit special stops this summer. Stops included day care centers, summer camps, and community centers. During these special stops, the mobile library staff would bring a program or activity to engage the participants. The Mobile Outreach Supervisor,

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A portion of the funds will be used to expand the mobile library’s Playaway collection. Playaways are an alternative to traditional audio books that cater to reluctant readers, visually impaired readers, readers who cannot access electronic audio books and other readers that prefer the audio book format. For example, Timberland High School students are enjoying the Playaway format and are becoming more engaged teens. Playaways benefit students who do not have internet access to download an audio book and who no longer have CD players at home.

Daniel Island Rotary president Todd Musheff, Duck Race Chair George Jucha and Barbara McLaughlin, BCLS Director Gene Brunson and Outreach Coordinator Barbara Ash along with ALL of the grant recipients from the 2017 Rotary Charity Duck Race.

Berkeley County Library System Mobile Library

M.O. O.R.E.

Moving Our Resources Everywhere

2017 Fall Schedule Monday





8/14, 8/28, 9/11,

8/15, 8/29, 9/12,

8/16, 8/30, 9/13,

8/17, 8/31, 9/14,

8/18, 9/1, 9/14,

9/25, 10/9, 10/23,

9/26, 10/10, 10/24,

9/27, 10/11, 10/25,

9/28, 10/12, 10/26,

10/13, 10/27,

11/6, 11/20, 12/4

11/8, 11/22, 12/6

11/9, 12/7


Naval Weapons Station

11/7, 11/21, 12/5 Alvin Community Center

Hwy 6/Hwy 45

Summit Place

Miracle Academy

Goose Creek



Daniel Island

St. Stephen

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Timberland High School

11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Cross Community Center St. Paul Baptist Church

Fox Creek Apartments

St. Stephen



St. Stephen

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30- 3:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hwy 17A/Hwy 41

Cross High School





2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm



Monday 9/18, 10/2,

8/22, 9/19, 10/3,

8/23, 9/20, 10/4,

8/24, 9/21, 10/5,

8/25, 9/22, 10/6,

10/16, 10/30, 11/13

10/17, 10/31, 11/14,

10/18, 11/1, 11/15,

10/19, 11/2, 11/16,

10/20, 11/3, 11/17,

11/27, 12/11

11/28, 12/12

11/29, 12/13

12/1, 12/15

The Blake at Carnes Crossroads

Bonneau Civic Center

Berkeley Citizens



Moncks Corner

11/30, 12/14 Del Webb *

11:00 am - 12:00 pm College Park Elementary

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Providence Baptist Church

Yeaman's Hall Plaza




1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


11:00 am - 12:00 pm Four Seasons * Summerville

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Brighton Park Village Summerville

St. James AME Church

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


M.O.R.E.’s choice M.O.R.E. will be doing special community visits all over the County this fall. Be on the look-out for M.O.R.E. in your neighborhood!

*Tech Help On-The-Go with M.O.R.E.

Find M.O.R.E.’s Schedule Online

BCLS Mobile Library M.O.R.E.

A member of the technology department will be available on our mobile library to assist you with general technology questions, like using email, navigating the library catalog, and accessing our digital collections. Please feel free to bring your personal devices!

Find M.O.R.E. with our easy-to-use online calendar. (mobile-friendly)

843-719-4247 or 843-934-9976 *maps and directions to all M.O.R.E. stops are available online at

Del Webb Community in Cane Bay

Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm Aug. 24th, Sept. 7th, Sept. 21st, Oct. 5th, Oct. 19th, Nov. 2nd, Nov. 16th

Four Seasons Community in Cane Bay

Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Aug. 24th, Sept. 7th, Sept. 21st, Oct. 5th, Oct. 19th, Nov. 2nd, Nov. 16th

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What’s Happenin’@BCLS BCLS Geeks Out at 4th Annual WhateverCon for Teens With comic conventions on the rise, public libraries have begun to embrace these special “cons” to provide a place where library customers cancome and geek out with those of similar interests. When the Berkeley County Library System began to look for a fun and engaging way to kick off the return of their Teen Anime Club after the summer hiatus, the young adult librarian and staff members involved in the planning knew that an after-hours “Con” was the direction to go.

First WhateverCon

Third WhateverCon

Now in it’s fourth year, WhateverCon continues to thrill teens, drawing in over 200 participants every year. On August 20th of 2017, the Goose Creek Library opened its doors to anime buffs, superheroes, Pokémon trainers, Minecraft experts, space adventurers, and other masters of fandom. The event featured panels, creative cosplay, and board and #WhateverCon2017 video game challenges along with free food and giveaways – all in one place for teens.

Little Free Library in Butterfly Garden Next to Hanahan Library Hanahan Library is the only library in the county that sits next to a butterfly garden. During the past three years, and through Keep Hanahan Beautiful volunteer efforts and generous grants, the site has become an idyllic and educational spot. The Hanahan Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Project started when Berkeley County donated land next to Hanahan Library’s new building in November 2014. A perfect partnership started. Keep Hanahan Beauti-


ful (KHB), a local non-profit that promotes community pride through recycling, preservation, and beautification, took on the project and made it flourish. Phase 1 of the project meant breaking ground and designing the Butterfly Garden as well as a Rain Garden. In addition, designers built a Rain Harvesting System to recycle water and make better use of the earth’s resources. Volunteers came and gave their time to lay mulch, design flowerbeds, and help wherever it was needed. In September 2015, KHB received a grant from Lowe’s and assistance from volunteers to beautify the area. Kids received a new area with rubber mulch and picnic tables. Visitors enjoyed a new bench swing and stone pathway. Since then, volunteers have been maintaining the garden. Recently, local schools got involved with the project, too. The Hanahan Elementary School Council decorated and painted the picnic tables, giving them some artistic flair. An art teacher and her class made beautiful mosaic stone stepping stones.

C�n����e� Library is a national initiative to keep open access to reading for everyone by spreading small book exchange boxes around the country. The Hanahan Butterfly and Pollinator Garden project is always growing and welcoming assistance. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit Keep Hanahan Beautiful’s website to get involved.

Miles Was Found! At the beginning of summer, BCLS put out a call for help to #FindMiles, the long lost bookworm friend of our mobile library, MORE. In communities all over Berkeley County, Miles was hidden and those that found him were encouraged to bring him back to the library for a prize.

Found in Goose Creek

Found in Goose Creek

Found in St. Stephen

Found in Moncks Corner

Found in Moncks Corner

Found in Goose Creek

All these achievements make this garden something worth celebrating and learning from. On June 22nd, employees from Cypress Gardens brought a butterfly program to the library’s activity room in order to teach kids about the insect’s life cycle. Later that afternoon, the library hosted a Free Little Library Ribbon Cutting ceremony in memory of Daniel Kennedy, son of a longtime Hanahan library friend and customer, Mrs. Peggy Mrs. Peggy Kennedy Kennedy. Little Free dedicates Little Free Library

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Tapping Into Your Roots Saturday, Oct. 7th 10 am - 2 pm Moncks Corner Depot

100 Behrman St. Moncks Corner Join the BCLS, General Marion’s Brigade Chapter NSDAR, and the Colonel Hezekiah Maham SAR for a genealogy research event and celebration. Come learn more about the free resources available to you to research your family history and create your own family tree.



BOARD GAMES You may have never heard of!

Free library services for those who cannot read a printed book due to visual or physical limitations.

Ask your BCLS library for an application.

If Monopoly is the most complex board game you've ever played, then you could be missing out on hours upon hours of quality entertainment. Have no fear, your library is here to help. BCLS has a new collection of board games and card games. These are not your typical board games and you can soon check them out! The full collection will be housed at the St. Stephen Library but will be available for any BCLS library card holder to check out. Simply search for the collection in our catalog (material type = boardgame or cardgame) and place a HOLD on the game of your choice to be sent to your library.

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Ways to Get Involved F R I E N D S

President’s Post-It

What a tremendous success the 2017 Summer Reading Program has been! The Friends fund this program with your help…every time you purchase a book from the Friends book sale shelf in each branch, shop at one of our book sales, buy concessions at the free Movies under the Stars, or donate by becoming a member, you have contributed to the BCLS programs, such as Summer Reading. We need each of you so we can continue with the many and varied programs at all the library branches in Berkeley County. Please consider joining the Friends. With the holiday season coming up, many of you will probably shop on Amazon. If you will register on, Amazon will donate 0.05% of the purchase price to the Friends of the Berkeley County Library, Inc. You choose which organization you want your donation given---it adds nothing to the money you spend—and helps the Friends fund programs in your Berkeley County Libraries. I encourage each of you to register…makes me feel like I’m giving two gifts for the price of one! This year, please also remember the FOL on #GivingTuesday, November 28. As Berkeley County grows, we want and need to grow our membership. There are many areas for volunteers…so much talent out there…maybe an hour to give here or there…perhaps you are just the person we need to fill a slot. I invite and encourage you to join the Friends. And, remember to take advantage of the fun and exciting programs at your library. You never know what you may be missing.

~ Sue Kelley, FOL President

Manage Book Shelves in the Library We need 1 or 2 volunteers at the Hanahan Library to sort books and display them on the Friends’ shelves. If you are a member of the FOL and live in the Hanahan area, please consider this opportunity as a way to help the FOL, and in turn, help the Berkeley County Library System. The books that are sold from the Friends shelves in each branch library go toward helping fund library programs. Please call 843-351-4674 to volunteer. Your help is appreciated.

Join Our Fundraising Committee Are you outgoing and creative? Do you love to support a good cause and get involved? Or maybe you just have some fun ideas you want to share. The FOL will be forming a new fundraising committee and we want to invite you to join us!

Friends Help Library “Build A Better World” During Summer Reading Program The Friends of the Library raise funds all year long to help support the Library’s community events, programs, and special needs but since its inception, the primary program for which funds are contributed remains to be the Summer Reading Program. We are so grateful to continue to support this instrumental program every year for the Berkeley County Library System. We would like to thank everyone for their support, from buying a used book off the Friends book shelves in a library, to attending a book sale, volunteering at a fund raiser, or just becoming a member, your contribution has made these programs possible. The 2017 Summer Reading Program had 2,734 participants. Because of you, we are able to give prizes to participants and pay for amazing programs like the magic show and theatre group. Here are a few highlights from the summer:

Call 843-351-4674, email or join us at one of our board meetings to see how you can help.

Movies Under the Stars Concessions Help Movies Under the Stars is a free, fun night for the family hosted by Berkeley County Library System and surrounding communities. This highly anticipated program returns this fall in the Town of Moncks Corner and the Town of St. Stephen. The Friends are seeking volunteers to serve at their concession stand at these events. Please call 843-351-4674 to volunteer. Your help is appreciated. See page 5 for full details on locations, dates, and movie titles to be shown. See page 18 for

Upcoming Events.

FOL Board Meetings Every 4th Tuesday, 5 pm You are invited to join us at our monthly FOL board meetings. These meetings are open to the public and held throughout the county for your convenience.


Sept. 26th, 5 pm, Sangaree Library Oct. 26th, 7 pm, Annual Meeting, Moncks Corner Library. *No Meeting in November

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Visit to learn more about the Friends including how to become a member and upcoming opportunities to get involved.

Library Night at the Charleston Battery Saturday, September 9th 7:00 pm Charleston battery For any new members signing up by September 2, 2017, your name will go in a drawing for 2 tickets to this match!! Membership envelopes are available at all library branches or you can join online at • Friends featured on program. • PSA read during match. • Text to Give campaign throughout match week. • Crossbar Challenge against a Battery Player at half time. • Info booth at match & more...

Fabulous Fall Fiction Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 9 am - 12 noon Goose Creek Library Donations are still needed, especially children’s books, and can be dropped off at the Goose Creek Library ONLY. A receipt is available upon request. For questions, please call 843-572-1376.

All books, Children & Adults - only $.25!

Come join us and show your support for the Friends of the Berkeley County Library!

Friends of the Berkeley County Library

Annual Meeting

Join the Movement and Support the Friends

Thursday, October 26th, 7 pm Moncks Corner Library You are invited to join us at the 2017 FOL Annual Meeting as we celebrate another wonderful year for the Friends. New officers and board members will be elected, lite refreshments will be served, plus a local author will be our guest speaker. For more details on the nominated officers and board members as well as the guest speaker, please visit us online at


@Moncks Corner Library

Saturday, Nov. 4 9 - 10 am Members Only 10 am - 2 pm Public Sale

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Place Stamp Here

100 Library Street Moncks Corner, SC 29461





1003 Highway 52 Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (843) 719-4223 M-Th 9am-7pm, F&S 9am-5pm

595 Sangaree Parkway Summerville, SC 29486 (843) 6 95-1208 M-Th 10:30am-6:30pm, F&S 9am-5pm

2301 Daniel Island Drive Daniel Island, SC 29492 (843) 471-2952 M-Th 10am-6 pm, F&S 9am-5pm

1216 Old Murray Court Hanahan, SC 29410 (843) 553-0 047 M-Th 10am-6pm, F&S 9am-5pm


325 Old Moncks Corner Road Goose Creek, SC 29445 (843) 572-1376 M-Th 9am-7pm, F&S 9am-5pm


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

Book Bundles - book clubs made easy.


113 Ravenell Drive St. Stephen, SC 29479 (843) 5 67-48 62 M-Th 10am-6pm, F&S 9am-5pm

We have an app! BookMyne is a full service catalog app. Available on Apple and Andriod.

Over 77 Titles Available! We will even order and make a book bundle for your book club. Stop by your local BCLS for detials.

6 Copies in Every Kit!

Discussion Guide Included

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Free Classes, Programs, & Community Events @ Your Berkeley County Library System

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Free Classes, Programs, & Community Events @ Your Berkeley County Library System