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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Belton Library was held at its new location Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 2:00 pm at 91 Breazeale Street in Belton. Carl Stone, Director Anderson County Library, gave the opening remarks along with other Belton and Anderson County dignitaries.
The old Belton branch of the Anderson County Library closed Thursday, March 25, 2004 as workers began moving books and equipment to the new Library which opened April 5, 2004.
Groundbreaking for the New Belton Library was held Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 11:00 am. The 6,700 square foot library faces Main Street and is across the street from the old library which was located in the Belton Depot.
The new library resembles the Belton Depot which can be noted from the photo above. It cost approximately $1.2 million to build and was furnished with funds approved by the Anderson County Council. The new building was designed by architects Craig Gaulden & Davis.
The new library will house 27,000 books and other materials. It features a children's section, two tutoring and study areas, and a meeting room to seat up to 50 people. It also has reading sections for adults and children with appropriate-height shelves. Also included are 10 computer stations with room for many more along with adequate wiring and software to make this a state-of-the-art library.
Friends of the Library have donated $12,400 for Audio-Visual (AV) equipment. The Library currently has $75,000 to purchase new materials.
A Walking Trail was also constructed that begins at the Library and extends up Main Street.