Work begins at site of new Waccamaw Neck library

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Clayton Stairs/Times Waccamaw Intermediate School, on the far left, and Midway Fire Rescue Headquarters Station, on right, can be seen from the site of the new Waccamaw library.

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Land has been cleared and foundation work is underway for the new Waccamaw Neck Library on Willbrook Boulevard in Litchfield.

The new facility will be called The Library Center –Waccamaw.

The anticipated completion date is now Dec. 7, said Dwight McInvaill, director of the Georgetown County Library.

“I am absolutely ecstatic,” McInvaill said. “We are so appreciative of how they are being sensitive to the site, leaving preserved trees along the roadway and preserving a wetlands area on the school side of the property.”

He said walking across the site, he can now get a sense of where the parking and the walkway of the building will be, as well as the dimensions of the building itself.

“You can look to where the school is and realize how beneficial it will be to students,” he said.

The 17,300-square-foot, one-story building will be within walking distance of Waccamaw Intermediate and Waccamaw Middle schools.

It will feature an information commons area, a teen technology space, a children’s room with a technology area, a multipurpose auditorium and two conference rooms.

The auditorium will easily accommodate 180 people and the two conference rooms will accommodate about 20 people each for smaller gatherings, McInvaill said.

McInvaill has said that last year 13,400 people used the public room at the current Waccamaw Library for meetings, so he knows the new library with added space will be used often by the public.

For more information, visit www.thefowl.org, or www.georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.

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