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Charleston County Public Library in Charleston County, SC, is Serving Free Breakfast to Children This Summer and is Presenting a Portrait of Cynthia Graham Hurd

June 10, 2018

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) serving Charleston County, SC, is serving free breakfast to children in need this summer through its participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program run by the Charleston County School District (CCSD). The Summer Feeding Program allows school districts to provide free summer meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation period. The program is an extension of the National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The food is provided by the School District’s Nutrition Services Department for distribution at CCPL branches, and all meals meet federal meal pattern and nutritional requirements. There is no approval process required for participants to redeem free breakfast.

CCPL will serve breakfast to children and teens age 18 and younger between June 4 and Aug. 3, 2018 (dates differ by branch) at nine branch locations on the following dates and times:

Cooper River Memorial: 3503 Rivers Avenue, Charleston
June 5 – Aug. 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am.

John L. Dart: 1067 King Street, Charleston
June 5 – July 24 on Tuesdays from 10-11am.

Dorchester Road Regional: 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
June 7 – Aug. 2 on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

John’s Island Regional: 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island
June 6 – Aug. 1 on Wednesdays from 11-11:45am.

Edisto: 1589 Highway 174, Edisto Island
June 4 – July 30 on Mondays from 10-11:30am.

Main Library: 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston
July 11 – July 27 on weekdays from 10:30-11:30am.

Hurd/St. Andrews Regional: 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston
June 4 – Aug. 3 on weekdays from 10-11am.

McClellanville: 222 Baker Street, McClellanville
June 5 – July 31 on Tuesdays from 10-11:30am.

Otranto Regional: 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston
June 5 – July 31 on Tuesdays from 10-11:30am.

*Please note, CCPL branches will not serve breakfast July 4 since all locations will be closed for Independence Day.

For information about the CCSD Seamless Summer Feeding Program including other locations serving meals, contact the district’s program manager, Jeremy Tunstill at 843/297-2240 or e-mail to (

For more information about CCPL, please visit our website at (

The Charleston County Public Library will unveil a portrait of Cynthia Graham Hurd, which will be dedicated in honor of the 31-year library employee who died in the Emanuel AME church shooting in June 2015. Hurd was manager of the St. Andrews Regional branch at the time of her death.

A ceremony to officially unveil the portrait will take place at the Cynthia Graham Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library Wednesday, June 20 at noon. Refreshments will be served and the program will be followed by a special event, an ice cream sundae bar at 1pm, which is part of the branches Kindness Week, organized in memory of Cynthia Graham Hurd and her philosophy to always be kind. Other Kindness Week events include a food drive, a reading pledge and more. For a full list of other events for Kindness Week, please visit the branch calendar.

The Charleston Friends of the Library funded the official portrait to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd for changing lives through her lifelong commitment to literacy and dedication to the Charleston community.

“Cynthia Graham Hurd had a lifelong love of reading and learning and shared that with everyone,” said Brittany Mathis, the Executive Director of the Charleston Friends of the Library.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at noon

WHERE: Cynthia Graham Hurd/ St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N Woodmere Dr., Charleston

The Charleston Friends of the Library, a nonprofit volunteer organization, raises money through book sales to help fund Library services, equipment, training, materials and public programming. The Friends collect and sort donated books for resale to raise money. Visit their website at (