The Cafe Offers Great Food & Learning Experience
As seen on WLTX, Chef Sarah Simmons and Richland Library's Emily Stoll chat with Anchor Deon Guillory about the opening of The Cafe on February 20, 2018. In addition to offering a great menu, there is another component - the culinary residency....
New, Engaging & Interactive Spaces on Garden Level
As part of the Garden Level Opening Celebration on February 3, 2018, WLTX joined Richland Library to get a tour of the new spaces."We hope it will draw people in who may not have discovered our spaces before, and we hope it will introduce them to an...
Renovation and reconfiguration of existing 242,000 square foot facility:
- Additional public meeting spaces
- 75 seat screening room
- Garden Level Entrance
- Enlarged storytime room
- First Level Auditorium
- New Local and Family History Center
- New Furniture
- Locally inspired custom flooring
- State-of-the-art digital signage
- Arts and Literature
- Career Advancement
- Education and Growth
- Teen Engagement
Floor Plans & Renderings
Staff fell in love with the work of SC artist Enid Williams on display at the If ART gallery. Our design team connected with Enid Williams and Milliken & Company and voila, custom flooring based on Williams’ work was produced for the Main Library renovation. Enid will also create art for our new Ballentine location.
Kimi Maeda is a Japanese-American theatre artist based in Columbia, South Carolina. She will be creating a "shadow tunnel" leading into the new children's story time room at the Main Library. This interactive art piece will enable children to create puppet shows and play with shadows.
The Richland Library commissioned Marius Valdes to create a permanent art installation made from over 5000 hand drawn bookmarks on a 50 x 9 foot entrance wall for the newly renovated Teen area at Richland Library Main. Many of the bookmarks will be created by Valdes with help from the community. Doodle kits are being distributed to both library customers and several local schools. Each kit contains blank bookmarks, sharpies and directions so that community members can be a part of this art project.