About Us


Our mission is to advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the larger Charleston county community.

Brittany Mathis
(843) 805-6882


Katie Norris

Nancy Maider
Vice President of Book Sales

VaLinda Miller

Judy Epps
Vice President of Membership

Barbara Ball
Past President

Steven Bell
Susan Hoffius
Tony Joyner
Tom Gilson
Chase Quinn
Jean Meyer
Joan Simpson
Tina Rogonia
Andrea Weathers
Clifford Smith
Maeomee DeVos
Jacara Chas

Are you interested in joining our Board of Directors?

Please contact our Executive Director, Brittany Mathis, at director@charlestonlibraryfriends.org  or call (843) 805-6882.

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the  Charleston County Public Library  system. We raise money to fund more than 6,000 programs sponsored annually by the library, including Summer Reading. To accomplish our goal of advocating for and enhancing the library system, we provide opportunities for the community to invest in their public library through donations of time, money, and books.This year, tens of thousands were helped through supporting the Charleston Friends of the Library. Those helped included young children learning to value reading with help from the Summer Reading Program; teens needing a positive after-school environment; the unemployed building job skills; workers seeking tax assistance; and others reaching across language and cultural barriers. (Yes, a lot more than borrowing books goes on at our library). There is one place in Charleston, a village square, where everyone congregates equally – the public library.

  • We have 16 branches stretching from Edisto to McClellanville;
  • Annually, the library’s circulation exceeds 3.8 million;
  • Patron visits are above 2 million;
  • Over 2 million reference questions are answered;
  • Each of our branches provide wi-fi free of charge;
  • More than 6,000 programs draw audiences of 200,000.

Contact Us
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-6882

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