The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will open the new Bees Ferry West Ashley Library, located at 3035 Sanders Road, on Monday, November 2nd at 9 am. The 20,000 square-foot facility is located off Glenn McConnell Parkway adjacent to West Ashley High School and C.E. Williams Middle School.
“Surrounded by bustling neighborhoods and active schools, this new facility will bring all of the resources, services and technology of a modern library to the rapidly growing Bees Ferry community,” said CCPL Executive Director Angela Craig. “We’re excited to invite the public into this beautiful library this November.”
The library is the fourth of five new libraries to open after the passing of a 2014 $108.5 million referendum calling for new facilities and the renovation and update of the existing branches. The Wando Mount Pleasant Library opened in June 2019, followed by the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library in November 2019 and the St. Paul’s Hollywood Library in the Summer of 2020.
Construction on the facility began in December 2018 following design meetings and community presentations. The branch, which was built by MB Kahn and designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, includes:
- Community Rooms
- Self-Check Kiosks and Automated Materials Handling
- Creative Studio/Makerspace equipped with several tools including sewing machines, a Cricut, art materials and more
- Storytime Room
- Teen Area
- Outdoor Reading Areas
- Study Rooms
- Learning (Computer) Lab
Please note that some features of this library may currently be unavailable due to safety precautions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Also, due to occupancy limits, patrons may experience a wait to enter the branch or use certain features. For details or updates, contact the branch or visit ccpl.org
To maintain social distancing and protect against the spread of COVID-19, the library will be broadcasting a pre-recorded virtual ribbon cutting ceremony on its social media channels at 9 am on opening day. The ceremony will include speakers from the library and Charleston County Government, in addition to a virtual guided tour of the new branch.
For more information about this library branch and updates on the construction of the other facilities, please visit ccpl.org.