Grand Opening of New Hanahan Branch Library

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The Berkeley County Library System and Berkeley County Government invite county residents to celebrate the grand opening of the Hanahan Library in its new location, 1216 Murray Court on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The new 6,700 square foot Hanahan Library replaces the old branch located at in the Yeaman's Hall Plaza on Yeaman's Hall Road. Berkeley County Government's Capital Improvement fund made this building project possible.

Mr. Dan Davis, County Supervisor, said "A new library in Hanahan has been needed for a long time.The library has been located in less than ideal, not easily accessible locations. Berkeley County Council was committed to making this new library a reality. It is a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with plenty of parking. In just a few short weeks it will be available to the residents of Hanahan and the county. Council believes that libraries remain invaluable and essential community resources. In fact, a study released by the Pew Research Center in December 2013 stated 'Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life.'"

Some of the new library's features include:

• 20 computers and 3 laptops for public use
• Wireless internet access
• 30-plus parking spaces
• Children's story time area
• Separate room for teens
• One-point checkout and reference service
• Special computer areas for children and teens
• Community meeting space and kitchen area
• One small conference room and two study rooms

Featured speakers at the opening are: Mr. Dan W. Davis, Berkeley County Supervisor; Philip Farley, Councilman; Dr. Patricia Richards, Library Board of Trustees Chairperson; and Donna Osborne Worden, Library Director. Enjoy light refreshments and entertainment by the Cane Bay High Cobra Quartet following the ceremony. Attendees are invited to check out materials, register for a card if they do not have one and/or use the library's computers during the grand opening.

Directions from Charleston:
Hwy 52/ Rivers Ave.
Turn right on Remount
Rd. Turn left at next light onto Yeamans Hall Rd.
Turn left at second traffic light onto Murray Dr. Continue on Murray. (It becomes Murray Avenue past the Fishburne Educational Center.)

Directions from Goose Creek:
Hwy 52/Rivers Ave.
Turn left onto Hanahan Road.
Cross railroad tracks.
The library is on the left past traffic light.

For more information, please contact Ramona L. Grimsley at 843-719-4240.

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