Reading Takes You Everywhere

Welcome to Summer Read! We invite all ages to participate in this fun, reading filled 8 week program!

What is it?
An 8 week reading/activity oriented program. Once you complete and submit your weekly reading/activity, you’ll receive a prize and be eligible for a grand prize! Entries accepted
June 4-July 29, 2018.

How do I join?
No registration required. Each week you will submit the goal (read at least 2 hours or choose to complete an activity) you have completed HERE. Please ask Staff for any help with submissions.

Where do I claim the prizes?
All Adult prizes may be claimed at the Service Desk or the Information Desk.
All Babies/Kids/Teens prizes may be claimed at the KidSpace Desk.

Grand Prize Drawing Tuesday, August 3rd! You do not need to be present to win.

Check out our Summer Read newsletter for more information about Reading Takes You Everywhere and all of our events!

We're Hiring!

Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community?
The Charleston Carnegie Public Library is excited to announce an open position! We are looking for a new team member to join us as we aspire to be the center of the Charleston community by connecting people through information, technology, education, and experiences.

Library Associate – Information Desk
We are seeking a self-motivated, tech-savvy, and team-oriented individual who would enjoy working in a
customer-service and community-centered environment, which focuses on providing engaging programming for
adults and a variety of other services.

This part-time position (20-25 hrs/wk, including evenings and every other weekend) requires previous technology and customer service experience. Previous public library experience a plus. Salary starts at $8.25.

To view the full job description, click HERE.
To apply, click HERE.

Applications are only accepted online. The search will remain open until filled with preference given to those submitting their materials on or before 5:00pm, Monday, July 30, 2018.

Feel free to contact the library with any questions about the open positions or the application process.

Preschool Story Time

June 11-July 23
Mondays at 10:30am, 1:15pm, 5:30pm or Tuesdays at 10:30am
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts, and other fun literacy builders. One program, but different times and days to come and enjoy the fun.

Books & Babies

Thursdays, June 14-July 26
Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with an adult.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 

Make & Take

Saturday, July 21
10:30am-4:00pm, or while supplies last.
KidSpace Atrium
All Ages: Kids under 8 with an adult.
Love to Craft? Drop in to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home.

Family Movie

Wrinkle In Time
Thursday, July 26 
Rotary Room B
Come in from the heat and enjoy this  newly released movie on our big screen. After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks! 

Foreign Film Screening

Friday, July 27
Rotary Room B
Join us for a screening of the Academy Award-winning film Life is Beautiful. Set in WWII-era Italy, Roberto Benigni plays Guido, a book shop owner who uses the only weapon available to him to protect
his son from the horrors of the Nazis—Comedy. Critically praised and controversial, Life is Beautiful shows the power of the human spirit against the tyranny of Fascism.

Community Flower Installation

June 4-July 29
KidSpace Desk
All Ages
Design a layered cellophane flower to be installed in the Atrium at the end of summer to create a community artwork.

Did you know?

Enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles? 

The library is playing host to the creation of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle--it's 40,000 pieces and split into 10, 4,000 piece parts! This will be a community driven art project. A section at a time, we will have the jigsaw puzzle on the tables upstairs by the paperbacks, allowing any person to sit down and work on it.

When it is entirely finished, the donor plans to then donate the final piece to a facility that can house it. Fully put together, the puzzle will be 6.25 ft. tall and 22.25 ft. long!