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Find great gifts at Friends of the Library book sale

  • Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shoppers will find some great holiday gifts at “That Holiday Book Sale” at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the Charleston County Public Library system by raising money to fund more than 7,000 library programs every year, including Summer Reading. Every year, the Charleston Friends of the Library helps tens of thousands in your community, including young children who learn to value reading with help from the Summer Reading Program; teens needing a positive after-school environment; the unemployed building job skills; workers and retirees seeking tax assistance; and others – who reach across language and cultural barriers to fulfill their personal passions. (Yes, a lot more than borrowing books goes on at your library).

How can you help Charleston Friends of the Library to meet their goals?

Holiday Shopping! Please help the Friends while holiday shopping by visiting “That Holiday Book Sale” at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

“Our volunteers prepare for this holiday sale throughout the year, saving books that are of gift-giving quality, many of which have a holiday theme. It has our ‘best picks’ of the year. Even better, prices start at just $0.50 for children’s books and $1 for adult books,” says Emily Everett, Director of the Charleston Friends of the Library.

To volunteer at the booksale or become a regular Charleston Friends of the Library volunteer, please email info@charlestonlibraryfriends.org, visit charlestonlibraryfriends.org, or call 843-805-6882.

To become a member of the Charleston Friends of the Library, visit any branch or join online at charlestonlibraryfriends.org. Membership includes admission to pre-sale events at library book sales.

To donate materials (books, DVDs, CDs, or electronics) please bring them to any of the 16 branches in the Charleston County Library System (visit ccpl.org for more information). Please note that due to limited space, the Mount Pleasant Regional Branch requests individual donations of four or fewer boxes or bags of materials. At the Mount Pleasant Regional Branch, please bring your donations through the front door.

You can also help support the Friends by shopping for gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and more at shopcharlestonlibraryfriends.org.

And finally, if you shop on amazon.com this holiday season, please use http://smile.amazon.com, then login and select The Friends of the Charleston County Library as your registered charitable organization. The Friends will receive .5 percent of what you spend.

Thank you for supporting the Charleston Friends of the Library in 2013.

Library programs

PLAY: Lego Club (ages 4 and older)

Saturday, Nov. 30 from 2-3 p.m.

What can you build with Legos?

Family Storytime (planned for ages 2-6, but all ages welcome)

Mount Pleasant Regional Library

Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19 at 11:30 a.m.

That Holiday Book Sale (for all ages)

Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Prices start at just $1 during this fantastic sale on fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and more. Proceeds benefit the Charleston County Public Library.

Reel Club: Book/Movie Discussion Group (adults)

Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

Read the book, watch the movie with us and then participate in a lively discussion.

Book: “Emma” by Jane Austen

Movie: “Emma.” Rated PG; 121 minutes.

DIY Arts and Crafts with Ms. Grace (all ages)

Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1:30-3 p.m.

As the weather grows colder, come inside and create a craft with Ms. Grace.

Second Saturday Writing Critique Group (ages 16 and older)

Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Open to all writers. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 849-6161 or email MtpReference@ccpl.org.

Monday Book Discussion (adults)

Monday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m.

”Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

If you’d like to receive a monthly email with the Mount Pleasant Regional Library’s program calendar, please email MtpReference@ccpl.org. For more information about the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, visit us in person, at mtplibrary.blogspot.com, and at ccpl.org.


Jen McQueen is Children’s Services Manager at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, 843-849-6161. She joined the Charleston Friends of the Library in 2013.

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