May 16, 2022

South Carolina: A Charleston Co. Public Library Branch Renamed in Honor of Librarian Cynthia Hurd

From WCBD:

A Charleston County Public Library branch [was] renamed [yesterday] and dedicated in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd – a 31-year library employee who died in the Emanuel AME church shooting in June 2015.

Charleston County Council, with support of the Library’s Board of Trustees, agreed to rename the [St. Andrews Regional Library] building to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd for changing lives through her lifelong commitment to literacy and dedication to the Charleston community.

More About the From Charleston County Public Library

During the past year, local residents have shared stories about Cynthia, how she touched their lives, how she taught them to read and how the time she spent and the interest she showed helped many of them turn their lives around and reach for their dreams. Read more about Cynthia’s service at the library and to the community.

See Also: Cynthia G. Hurd, Librarian, Among Those Killed in Charleston Shooting (via Library Journal; June 25, 2015)

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