Charleston County Public Library Loses Staff Member in Shooting

Cynthia Hurd

The staff of South Carolina State Library were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Cynthia Hurd, Charleston County Public Library’s St. Andrews Regional Library Manager, in the shootings Wednesday night at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston. Cynthia was a tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth. To honor Cynthia and all those lost in last night's shooting, the Charleston County Public Library's 16 locations are closed today, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all community members affected by this tragic and devastating action.