Charleston Co. Public Library renamed, dedicated in honor of Cynthia Hurd

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A Charleston County Public Library branch will be renamed and dedicated in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd – a 31-year library employee who died in the Emanuel AME church shooting in June 2015.

A ceremony to rename and dedicate the St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, as the Cynthia Graham Hurd-St. Andrews Regional Library is planned at the branch for Tuesday, June 21 at 9:00 a.m.

The date that would have been Hurd’s 56th birthday.

She was manager of St. Andrews Regional at the time of her death.

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

Youth attendees at Tuesday’s ceremony will receive a free book donated by Hurd’s sister and brothers, while books last.

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