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Newly Redesigned Richland Library Blythewood Officially Reopens

Columbia, SC– After nearly a year of construction, Richland Library is reopening the doors to its Blythewood location and inviting the community to take a look at the newly redesigned facility.

The nearly 6,000 square-foot structure, located at 218 McNulty Street, offers customers more space to hold community meetings, offer tutoring and create different projects, a visible history of the Town of Blythewood through the equestrian-inspired design and public art piece that is modeled after the Water Tower Pavilion, and a connection to the outdoors and beautiful trees on the property.

It also features enhanced spaces, which include:

  • MEETING SPACES: Learn, create and share in these flexible spaces that support community collaboration, presentations, group discussion, workshop activities, tutoring and more.
  • MAKERSPACE: Tinker, experiment and create in both guided and open lab sessions for all ages.
  • TEEN AREA: Game, create and hang out in a space just for teens.
  • LEGO WALL: Take LEGO to another level. Drop by whenever you want to build on our brand new LEGO wall or get ideas during our monthly programs.
  • CHILDREN’S AREA: Inspire lifelong learning, get your kids ready for kindergarten or build reading muscles in our new Children’s Area. Check out the new family restroom and nursing mother’s room.
  • GENERAL-USE COMPUTERS: Use this space to apply for a job, conduct research, browse the web or release print jobs.
  • COURTYARD: Step outside and enjoy the fresh air without leaving the library.
  • READING NOOKS: Cozy spaces to read throughout the library.

The upgrades are part of a nearly $2 million project that was planned for the Blythewood location, made possible by Richland County residents with the passage of a $59 million bond referendum back in 2013.

To check out the latest building updates and project renderings at any of our locations, visit buildingyourlibrary.com.

For additional pictures, click here, and for questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
About Richland Library
Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike. 

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