Old Dollar General transformed into new Edgewood Richland Library

Richland Library provided photos.

The Edgewood Richland Library held an official ribbon cutting and opened its doors to residents Saturday. The staff welcomed the community to take a look at the new facility, which was transformed from an old Dollar General building.

One percent of the construction budget went toward a public art piece by Ayako Abe-Miller. It includes seven panels, depicting members of the community as silhouettes. The library upgrades are part of a more than $2 million dollar project planned for the Edgewood location.

The 7,500 sq.-ft. building, located at 2101 Oak Street offers customers the following spaces:

An oral history recording room, where anyone can use their voice to help capture the history of the Edgewood community.

A “makerspace” where tools are provided in both guided and open-lab sessions for experimenting and learning.

Meeting spaces are available to support collaboration and small group discussions.

A children’s area offers a “cozy story room” for kids to learn and get ready for kindergarten.

A courtyard is available outside for residents to enjoy reading or studying outdoors without leaving the library.

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