Strategic Plan & Brand Promises
While our strategic plan is something that guides our daily work, it is also aspirational; its purpose is to keep us energized and focused over the next three years, ensuring that the Richland Library system can meet the learning needs and goals of its residents.
Forged on the idea of collaboration, Access magazine connects you with important issues like early literacy and workforce development—all while boosting your literary prowess and introducing you to our thriving creative community.
Use this resource to start an honest internal dialog or conversation about Race, Equity and Inclusion and really get to know yourself, your neighbors and your community.
The library's budding residency program connects the community with local working artists, entrepreneurs and writers.
We've created a hub of information and resources to help support educators as well as students and families in their new learning environments.
Supporting emerging businesses at every stage of their development, Richland Library is helping to accelerate economic growth by offering a risk-free entrepreneurial hub to support Midlands-area dreamers, doers and makers.
Follow the timeline of renovation updates on your neighborhood library and all of the capital improvements funded by the 2013 bond referendum.
We've partnered with Richland School District One and Richland School District Two to provide library cards to ALL students in these districts.
Do Good Columbia is a two-day community problem-solving workshop led by Richland Library that uses human-centered design techniques to develop creative solutions to community problems.
Inspired by our brand promises, we’re encouraging artists to serve the public good and nurture communities. Permanent public art can be found at each of our renovated libraries and customers can enjoy rotating exhibits in our numerous gallery spaces and one-on-one mentorship with our Artist-in-Resident.
Step into a good book with our interactive StoryWalks® located at public parks throughout Richland County.
An open source event management system for libraries! Scan customers at events, ILS integration, personalized recommendations & more!
Library as Studio and the guiding principles "Learn. Create. Share." are a metaphor for a holistic realignment and reimagining of people, technology, spaces, partnerships, materials, and services. Let's re-imagine what it means to be a library.