Richland Library Southeast Columbia, South Carolina
Richland Library Southeast provides the Lower Richland community with renovated facilities and services that support lifelong learning and career success. The library features spaces for connecting with friends and neighbors, building children’s reading muscles, and checking out the latest technology as well as books, movies, and music. The library was the final project completed under the $59 million bond referendum that Richland County residents passed in 2013.
The sculpture at the entrance to the library, two adults and a youth, was envisioned by artist Jerome Meadows. The three figures are faceless to represent the diversity of the community. The curvature of the forms gives them a sense of being animated. In addition, being somewhat larger than life size, they appear rooted while having grown from the surrounding soil and history.