The structure, previously a Dollar General store, was transformed during nearly a year of construction. The library branch offers visitors an oral recording room; meeting spaces; a children’s area featuring a story room; and a makerspace with tools to experiment and create in guided and open-lab environments.
The Edgefield library also features a courtyard and a public art piece by Japanese sculptor and S.C. resident Ayako Abe-Miller. The piece, titled Treasure, includes seven panels depicting members of the community.
The project’s $2 million budget came from Richland County Council, the sale of the former Richland Library Sandhills building and a fundraising campaign by the Richland Library Friends and Foundation.