Charleston church shooting victim honored with literacy program

Charleston church shooting victim honored with literacy program
Cynthia Hurd (Source: Facebook)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A drive to collect books for a new literacy program created in honor of one of the victims in the shooting in the Charleston church shooting kicks off Wednesday.

The Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation and Reading Partners are kicking off a two-city book drive in Charleston and Charlotte. Hurd was a librarian with the Charleston County Public Library for 31 years.

The book drive in her honor will run for a month and encourages people to donate books for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Her brothers say they've donated $5,000 and 300 books so far.

During the month of June, you can drop off any new or gently used children's book at the following six Charleston County Public Library branches:

  • Dorchester Road Regional Library – 6325 Dorchester Road, (843) 552-6466
  • Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library – 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, (843) 766-2546
  • John’s Island Regional Library – 3531 Maybank Highway, (843) 559-1945
  • Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown, (843) 805-6930
  • Mt. Pleasant Regional Library – 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, (843) 849-6161
  • Otranto Road Regional Library – 2261 Otranto Road, (843) 572-4094

Hurd was among the nine people killed at Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting on June 17, 2015.

Live 5 News is proud to be a partner in this book drive.

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