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Major Expansion - Renovations Planned for Jean M. Smith Branch of Greenville County Library System

July 18, 2018

Greenville, SC Work is set to begin late August to add 5,500 in new square footage and make interior renovations to the Jean M. Smith Branch of the Greenville County Library System, 505 Pennsylvania Avenue, Greer, SC.

“Greer’s population today is nearly two and a half times what it was when this location opened in 1995,” offers Beverly James, Executive Director of the Greenville County Library System. “This expansion/renovation project enables us to better accommodate the ever increasing use of technology and to offer a variety of special purpose spaces.”

When reopened, the branch will include the following:

  • expanded children’s area double the size of the current space;
  • dedicated space for teens;
  • enlarged community meeting room with seating for up to 120;
  • two new four-person conference rooms;
  • enclosed quiet space for reading and studying;
  • new interior finishes;
  • drive-up materials return;
  • family restroom;
  • nursing room, and
  • additional parking.

Effective Monday, July 30, 2018, the branch will be closed until the fall of 2019. During the closure, the public is invited to use the Burdette Branch at 316 W Main Street in Taylors or any of the other ten Greenville County Library System locations.

Beginning August 13, 2018, the Bookmobile will be available every other Monday from 1:45p-4:30p in the parking lot of the Greer First Baptist Church at 201 W Poinsett Street. Materials borrowed from the Jean M. Smith Branch in Greer may be returned to the Bookmobile or any Greenville County Library System location.

The $4,990,000 project budget is funded by the library system’s accumulated capital fund reserves with no bond issue necessary. Engraved pavers will be made available for purchase to raise additional support. Architecture firm is Craig Gaulden Davis, Greenville, SC and the general contractor is Clayton Construction Company, Spartanburg, SC.

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Cosmic Pop Culture Exhibit

July 18, 2018

Cosmic Pop Culture ExhibitJun 1-Jul 30
The Roper Mountain Science Center shares vintage items from their pop culture collection that explore America’s fascination with space and space travel, including memorabilia related to classic science fiction franchises such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and more.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC 29601


Greenville County Library System RFP#07-11-2018 Auctioneer Services

July 10, 2018

Request for Proposals for Auctioneer Services

The Greenville County Library System will accept responses for Auctioneer Services, RFP #07-11-2018 until 10:00 AM Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Proposals must be received in Library Administration, Hughes Main Library, Greenville County Library System, 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC 29601 by the deadline.

A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held at 11:00 AM Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Jean M. Smith Branch Library, 505 Pennsylvania Avenue, Greer, SC 29650.