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Causes: Education, Libraries

Mission: Founded in 1748, the charleston library society (the society) is the south's oldest cultural institution and the third oldest library in the united states. For more than 250 years, it has collected, preserved and made available cultural materials for the use of its members and researchers around the world. Today, it is a circulating library and a repository of rare books periodicals, manuscripts, clippings, maps, directories, almanacs and visual materials.

Programs: For more than 266 years, it has collected, preserved and made available cultural materials for the use of its members and researchers around the world. Today, it is a circulating library and a repository of rare books periodicals, manuscripts, clippings, maps, directories, almanacs and visual materials.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The CLS hosted the Charleston Academy of Music's Kidzymphony recital last fall. It was wonderful to partner up with them and they allowed us to invite the public to the concert.

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