Charleston County Public Library Announcement

The Board of Trustees of the Charleston County Public Library sadly announces the death of the Library's Executive Director Thomas A. Raines, Jr. on Sunday, October 12, 2008.

Services for Mr. Raines are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 16 with visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, both at Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston.

In recognition of his service to the Library System and Charleston County residents, the Charleston County Public Library's 16 locations will be closed on Thursday, October 16, 2008, so employees will have the opportunity to attend services honoring Mr. Raines' life. All locations will reopen on their next regularly scheduled day.

Mr. Raines, a Library veteran with 42 years experience, joined Charleston County's Public Library 27 years ago as Deputy Director and served in that role until January 2008, when he became Executive Director after the retirement of Director Jan Buvinger.