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Naming of Libraries
1. The name of a new library location or the renaming of an existing library will carry a name that reflects the geographical area in which it is located or which it serves, in order to be understood by patrons. For example, "The Mount Pleasant Library."

Exterior signs will identify each library as such; i.e., "The Mount Pleasant Library," and it will be further identified as a branch of "Charleston County Public Library."

2. This guideline notwithstanding, should a donor contribute a significant amount toward the cost of constructing a new library or securing land for the library, or if an individual has been deemed by the Board to have made significant contributions to the Charleston County Public Library System, the Library's Board of Trustees may recommend to the Charleston County Council that the name of the donor/contributors be added to the location of the library, for example. "The John Smith Mount Pleasant Library."

3. Additions or rooms may be named after a donor in circumstances in which the donor paid for a substantial portion of or the entire cost of the addition or the room (including construction or renovation costs), or if an individual has been deemed by the Board to have made significant contributions to the Charleston County Public Library System.

4. Offers of furnishings, equipment, programs or other services will be reviewed by the Library's Board of Trustees or its designated committee and acceptance will be based on consistency with service and facilities plans, the adopted gift policy and other relevant policies and procedures.


Approved by the the CCPL Board of Trustees June 2016