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New Richland County Library branch opens in Edgewood

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The newest branch of the Richland County Library has opened in the Edgewood community. The library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the 7,500-square-foot building, located at 2101 Oak St.

The new Richland County Library branch in the Edgewood community includes a piece of public art depicting community members. (Photo/Provided)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.

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