Chas. County Public Library sets meetings on new buildings

The Charleston County Public Library has announced five public meetings on plans for new branches.

The meetings will inform architects as they plan what kind of spaces and services should be in each of the five new buildings, according to the announcement.

Each meeting starts at 7 p.m.

ST. PAUL’S: Sept. 14 at E.B. Ellington Elementary Cafeteria, 5540 Old Jacksonboro Road, Ravenel

WEST ASHLEY/BEES FERRY: Sept. 17 at West Ashley High School Auditorium, 4060 West Wildcat Blvd.

PINEHAVEN: Sept. 21 at Cooper River Memorial Branch, 3503 Rivers Ave., North Charleston

TEN MILE/CAROLINA PARK: Sept. 28 at Wando High School Cafeteria, 1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant

JAMES ISLAND: Oct. 1 at James Island Elementary School Media Center, 1872 Grimball Road

Voters approved a $108.5 million referendum to build five new branch libraries, renovate 13 existing branches and move support services out of the main library.

Cummings & McCrady of Charleston is overseeing the planning phase. McMillan Pazdan Smith of Greenville is also involved.

More information is available on the library’s website,

Residents unable to attend a meeting can send comments to

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.