- Crystal Johnson
Are you looking for new books to read and discuss? If so, one of the library's newest book clubs just might be for you. The group meets Tuesdays at 6pm, every other month, at the Main Library. So, what's so different about this group? The selections focus on African American literature including fiction and non-fiction.
ERIC®, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
- MaryKate Q.
Brrr…it’s sure starting to feel like the holiday season out there! Ok, we fib—we know were still on the weather rollercoaster here in Columbia. Don’t worry, it’s still perfectly acceptable to wear your shorts and watch holiday movies at the same time—we won’t judge. However, we will be quite unhappy if you don’t checkout a few of our awesome, albeit less classic holiday movies choices below. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know below.
- MaryKate Q.
Did you know that Richland Library has over 2200 foreign language films? We’re currently working on film guides to make it easier to browse all of these great titles. In the meantime, checkout some of the links below to get a sampling of our robust foreign film collection. Not enough to tide you over? Call Film & Sound at 803.929.3450 for personalized assistance or visit us at the Main Library.
- Margaret Dunlap
Our library had modest beginnings. “Lend-a-Hand” was the first name for the Richland Library, which, in 1896, was located in City Hall and run by a single librarian, Martha Cramer. It was begun through the efforts of the local women’s group, the “Union of Practical Progress.” Later the Columbia Library Association was chartered and provided a limited operating budget. Members were charged an annual fee to use the library and many books were provided through private donations.
- Rodney Franco
You don’t always have to physically read a book to have a great “READING” experience. Sometimes you can have a truly elevating reading experience by listening to audiobooks.
Share your time with us. Make a difference.
Volunteer at the library or for the Richland Library Friends.The Richland Library receives a tremendous amount of support from many dedicated volunteers. Together with regular staff, volunteers perform varied assignments that help accomplish the daily work of the library, as well as many special projects throughout the year. Volunteers are recognized with individual awards for accumulated service hours, an annual recognition event and the selection of Volunteers of the Year.
Friends volunteer at a variety of tasks, including advocacy efforts, book sales, author events and other special programs. Volunteers meet weekly at the library's Operations Center, located at 130 Lancewood Road near Dutch Square Center, to prep for book sales. Friends Volunteers must be members of the Richland Library Friends. For more information, please call (803) 988-0885 or click here to join and start volunteering right away.
Let your voice be heard and support library programming.
Join the Richland Library Friends.
The Richland Library Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising support for library programs and spearheading advocacy efforts on behalf of the library. Since 1975, when the Junior League of Columbia, Inc. voted to provide volunteers and the necessary funds to establish a Friends group in Richland County, the organization has played an integral role in raising awareness of the library throughout the community through specifically targeted advocacy efforts and financial support for programs such as the Friends Summer Reading Challenge. The Richland Library Friends is a membership organization and is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership.
- Sarah Sawicki
Click on the job titles for more information about each position. To apply, click on the link at the bottom of the vacancy notice. You will receive an email as confirmation that your application has been received.
- Kelly Jones
Maybe Something As Simple As Rock & Roll Will Save Us All: The Music of Frank Turner