Back in October, we reported on the ways local libraries are adjusting to life in an increasingly digital age. Well, the Charleston County Public Libraries are still figuring out how to meet increased demands for services despite budget cuts. A comprehensive strategic plan is currently underway to help create a plan of action to improve services and address needs. And they need help from the public.

There will be a series of community meetings to gather input from county residents about how they use the library, what they like and don’t like, and what they’d like to see change. Things start Mon. May 9 at Dorchester Road Regional and Mt. Pleasant Regional. On Tues. May 10 there will be a meeting at Otranto Road Regional, and on Wed. May 11 there will be one at St. Andrews Regional. Things wrap up on Thurs. May 12 at the Main Library as well as Johns Island Regional. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m.

Can’t make it out? Focus groups and telephone surveys will also take place throughout the week. Go to to complete a quick survey or e-mail

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