New Garden Level Entrance Opens
There's a new way for Richland Library customers to gain access into our Main location from the Lower Level parking lot. On August 16, 2018, we opened the new Garden Level entrance. It provides direct access to the Children's Room and Teen...
Hampton Street Plaza Now Open
Customers can now enjoy nearly 8,000 sqft of green space at Main. Open during library hours, the plaza is located on the corner of Hampton and Park Streets and offers customers a combination of outdoor seating, Wi-Fi accessibility and a unique space to...
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.