July 19, 2017, Charleston SC - Charleston County library and government officials will kick off construction for a new Mount Pleasant library in a ceremony to be held on July 25th. The groundbreaking of the Carolina Park branch, which will be at the intersection of Park Avenue and Carolina Park boulevards, will take place at 10 a.m.
The new library will join Carolina Park Elementary School and Oceanside Collegiate Academy as the newest additions to Carolina Park’s “knowledge hub” – a collection of five outstanding schools complemented by the new library, and all located within the Carolina Park community.
Designs for the 40,000-square-foot facility show a modern library with an inviting outside seating area. Construction for the Carolina Park library is estimated at about $23 million, according to the Charleston County Public Library.
A 2014 referendum approved five new county libraries and renovations at 13 branches. This is the first groundbreaking for any of the approved new branches. New libraries are also planned in North Charleston, James Island, West Ashley and Hollywood. The other branches are in the design development or demolition process.
Content in this article was sourced from an article by Mina Corpuz and published on postandcourier.com.