Richland Library

Forest Acres Richland Library branch reopens Wednesday after facelift

FOREST ACRES, S.C. (WOLO) – The Forest Acres location of Richland Library reopens Wednesday after a months-long renovation. Library staff said the new Cooper is bigger and includes a “children’s makers” area for kids. The overhaul is part of a $59 million bond referendum passed by Richland County residents in 2013, to enhance library facilities across the county. A grand…

Richland Library Delegation Receives National Honor in DC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) The Richland Library has accepted the 2017 National Medal. The library delegation was in Washington, D.C. Monday to receive the honor. Melanie Huggins, Richland Library Executive Director was in DC to accept the Medal. After back-to-back years as a finalist, the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS) named the library a National Medal winner for Museum…

Sneak Peek: Renovated Blythewood Library Branch Set to Reopen

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (WOLO) – After a year full of renovations, the Blythewood location of Richland Library is set to open Thursday morning. Library staff is holding a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, but the doors will stay open until 8 p.m. Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal visited the branch for a preview of what community members…

Two Richland Library Locations Closing for Renovations

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Bookworms listen up, two Richland County Library locations are closing temporarily for renovations. The Northeast Location at 7490 Parklane Road and the Wheatley location at 931 Woodrow Street will close Saturday, July 1. The libraries will undergo extensive renovations as part of a bond referendum. Both projects are expected to last 12-18 months. Categories: Local News, News…

Staying Engaged: Summer Learning Challenge

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland Library is challenging residents to stay engaged, by making an effort to keep learning this summer. The annual “Summer Learning Challenge” rewards kids, teens and adults for recording those moments in a guidebook or online. Here’s your mission: every 30 minutes that you read every library program that you attend Once you have recorded…

Richland Library Hosting Free Women’s Health Week Events

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland Library is hosting a week full of events in honor of National Women’s Health Week, Sunday through Friday. Self-Defense Class 9 a.m. – 1p.m. Monday, May 15 Richland Library Southeast This is a crime-prevention program with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department that utilizes techniques, specifically designed for women, to reduce the likelihood of victimization….

Richland Library Northeast Getting Ready for Upgrades

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The book shelves are getting ready to broaden at one branch of the Richland County Library system. The Richland Library Northeast is set for some major upgrades, undergoing a nearly one thousand square foot renovation. For the next two weeks library patrons can stop by the branch and see the footprints, and images for the planned renovation….