Engage. Discover. Learn…Celebrate!

In 2022, CCPL celebrated a century of public service with a year filled with special events, programs and more to honor our history. Keep scrolling to learn more about CCPL, our origin, and how you can continue the celebration.


Share Your CCPL Story!

Share what the library means to you or a special memory of CCPL over the years. We want to hear how CCPL has made a difference in your life or that of your family. Be sure to check back and read the memories from others in the community.

Show Us Your Skills!

Test your CCPL knowledge in our birthday word search, or show off your creativity by putting your spin on our special 100 Year Anniversary logo. We even have coloring sheets of our branches, so you can color your favorite branch or all four buildings.

Sign Up for a Special Edition Library Card

We still have a few special edition library cards left, so don’t miss your chance to have a piece of CCPL history!

*Available while supplies last. 



Learn the History of CCPL!

Since our founding in 1922, the Charles County Public Library has been a source of information, comfort and entertainment for Charles County residents. Here’s a look back at where we started and how far we have come. 

CCPL in Pictures

Join us for a walk down memory lane through photos from the years at CCPL. See what your favorite branches used to look like, how story time was done and more! We’ve even got a photo of the first barcoded library card issued from the La Plata branch. 

CCPL in the News

Read all about the history of CCPL and how we have impacted our community over the years. From new library locations and new additions to our collection, to opinions from our community on adding new technology, CCPL has truly evolved to serve everyone.