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Union Library Gets $1.25 Million for Repairs, Upgrades

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UNION COUNTY, S.C. -

Despite a veto from Governor Nikki Haley, the Union County Carnegie Library will be getting the money needed for repairs and renovations.

The General Assembly voted to override several of Haley's vetoes in June, including $1.25 million for the library. The money will help fund improvements at the library, which are part of a larger plan to expand the facility. Those plans include:

  • a new entrance for the library
  • the reopening of the library's original entrance on South Street
  • adding an additional 1,480 square feet
  • completing the basement, which currently has a dirt floor and isn't climate-controlled

Finishing the basement would provide an additional 4,400 square feet of space, which would be used to store reference materials, non-fiction books, and computers. It would also make room for a meeting room, conference room, and private study room.

The entire project will cost $2.3 million. Library officials are still working to raise the rest of the funding they need.

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