As I have done with past referendums in our community, I am providing information for you to use and decide for yourself how to vote. For those new to the area, I don’t publicly weigh-in on local issues or local races because I feel everyone in the community should have enough time and should be able to access enough information to make their own decision.

My role is to serve our community and the other residents of our state by voting and shaping our future at the State House.

My hope for November is simply that the Richland County Election Commission will be sure to send the proper amount of working voting machines for our area so that we avoid this fiasco last year .

Below is information from the Richland County Public Library’s website about our library here in Ballentine that you may not know. You can also read an earlier post about our new manager, Kelly Jones .

VISITS | 95,000
CIRCULATION | 265,000 items

Richland Library Ballentine is our newest library location. Located in an area of the county that was previously only served by the Bookmobile, the library was made possible thanks to a federal grant and a matching contribution from the Richland Library Friends.

The state-of-the-art facility links residents in this growing community to everything Richland Library offers. The library features a video reference system that allows users to actually see and speak with a librarian at the Main Library. Wireless Internet access is also available, linking users to the numerous
online resources through

Richland Library Ballentine’s new book club for adults is currently at standing room only.

For information specifically about this fall’s referendum, you can click here.

Here is what your library could have! New 15,000 sq ft facility with space for:
• 70 person meeting room with storage
• One large conference room
• Two tutor or small conference rooms
• 12 person learning lab
• Partnering space for two partners
• Covered drop off and book returns
• Possible drive up window for holds pick up
• Circulation kiosks and self-service stations
• Addition of outdoor programming space

For more information, contact Kelly Jones or the Richland County Public Library system.