Mt. Pleasant Library

Natalie Hauff, Deputy Director
Serving: Charleston

Programs Offered

  • Arts and Culture Programs
  • Citizenship Preparation
  • Civic Literacy
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Digital Literacy
  • Family Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Workforce Development

Programs At Capacity

  • None of our programs are at maximum capacity
  • Software instruction for tool that teaches english

Course Modalities

  • Hybrid (virtual and in-person)
  • In-person courses

Assessment Tools

  • N/A

Learner Goals

  • N/A

Wraparound Services

  • Resume writing
  • SNAP sign-up is currently offered but in a limited scope (through our grant-funded community health worker only at our rural library locations. The program ends September 2024).

Local Partners

  • Charleston Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleston Council of Governments
  • Charleston Country Government
  • Charleston County Drug Treatment Center
  • Charleston County School District
  • Charleston Jewish Federation
  • Charleston Literary Festival
  • City of Charleston
  • City of Charleston Mayor's Book Club
  • City of Charleston Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Families
  • City of North Charleston
  • College of Charleston
  • International African American Museum
  • Palmetto Goodwill
  • SC Works Trident Region
  • Sheriff's Office of Charleston (Al Cannon Detention Center)
  • Together SC
  • Town of Mount Pleasant
  • Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
  • Trident Literacy Association
  • Youth

National Partners

  • American Library Association
  • Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Beyond program offerings, we asked leaders to think more about their organizational strengths and challenges in the local literacy ecosystem. The purpose of this chart is to identify potential opportunities for partnership. For example, health literacy may be an area for expansion.

Instructional Table
Essential Conditions
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
  • including book access)
  • Literacy Resources (access to, including book access)
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Skilled Educators/Teacher Training
Foundational Literacies Building
  • Confidence, self-esteem, and love of learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Foundational skills in reading and writing
  • Numeracy
Advanced Literacies
  • Digital literacy
  • Ownership of learning
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Skilled Educators/Teacher Training
Civic Fluency
  • Capacity to learn
  • Workforce upskilling
  • Financial literacy

Additional Strengths

Due to the library's foundational model of accessibility, CCPL is a trusted community resource. We have hundreds of thousands of visits at our 18 locations throughout the year. We are embedded in 18 of our county's communities and work to create community connections and partnerships to help heighten direct services for our patrons. Our staff are trained in early literacy skill building and digital literacy, and provide passive and direct support for workforce development.

Additional Needs

We do not provide reading comprehension services for adults. We are working to build stronger partnerships with local providers.

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Number of Learners Served

More than 500 annually

Learner Population

  • Adults experiencing incarceration or re-entry
  • Adults seeking workforce readiness or career skills
  • Housing insecure or unhoused
  • K-12
  • New immigrants
  • Parents and Families
  • Unemployed and/or underemployed
  • Veterans

Enrollment System

None of our current offerings are course-work. These are series or singular programs as well as direct service support through appointments or on-demand.

Recruitment Types

  • Facebook
  • or other channels)
  • Social Media (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter/X, Facebook, YouTube, or other channels)
  • Through community partnerships as well as in-branch promotion
  • TikTok
  • Twitter/X
  • Website
  • Word of Mouth
  • YouTube

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