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Charleston County Public Library offering free e-cards, expanding digital resources

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The Charleston County Public Library is offering additional digital resources while its branches are closed. Brad Nettles/Staff

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, several attractions are shifting to provide online entertainment. The Charleston County Public Library is one of them.

Though branches currently are closed, patrons still can engage with the library from the comfort of their homes via a variety of digital resources, programming and services. The library is providing temporary free e-card access during branch closures.

Among the free digital resources being expanded are virtual programs that include children's story times, episodes of the "Charleston Time Machine" podcast, staff book recommendations, Spanish language lessons, MET Opera performances, educational resources, visual field trips and art classes. 

Additionally, the Charleston County Public Library is purchasing more e-books and audiobooks, and the checkout limit for two of the library's four vendors is being increased.

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The free e-cards will allow for checking out e-books, audiobooks, movies and music, and for accessing databases like Ancestry.com, Mango language learning and a New York Times subscription.

Chat with a librarian during regular business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Visit ccpl.org to apply for an e-card and to access a full list of what is available. 

Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.

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