Your Ballentine Library – GRAND OPENING!

When I say GRAND opening – it sure was!

This morning I was excited to join Branch Manager Kelly Jones , Director Melanie Huggins and other Richland County Public Library (RCPL) Board Members as our community got their first chance to come inside and see this new, first-class facility!

As I mentioned during the ceremony, “we’ve come a long way!”

If you’ve been in the area awhile, you remember the days when we only had a Book Mobile visit and provide a very limited amount of books. Ten years ago, we were able to have a store-front location which finally gave us a place to call home – instead of heading over into Lexington County and using their facilities.

Today, we saw the results of a community coming together and sharing what they wanted from their new library. For months and years, the RCPL gathered input from kids, adults and seniors in the area. The RCPL were determined to meet the needs of the community – and that, they have!

It was great to see Gayle Sneed (former driver of the Book Mobile) there today; still working for the library! These pictures above, do not do your new library justice. Take time to stop by and see all that it offers. Your library is truly an asset that our community can use and benefit from for many years to come!