Marion County Library System’s Marion Library Building Renovation Update

Marion County Library System (MCLS) will hold public meetings in October 2020 pertaining to the renovation and expansion of the Marion Library building.   In 2018, Marion County Library System received an appropriation from the 2018 Capital Sales Tax Referendum approved on  November 6, 2018 as part of the general election that year.  Sixty percent of voters voted in favor of the penny tax. The money is funding up to twelve projects during the next seven years which includes the renovation and expansion of Marion Library building.  The projects were approved by Marion County Council after being selected by the Marion County Capital Sales Tax Commission. 

The main objective of the public meetings hosted by MCLS is to communicate with the public to gather their input and let them know how the library system plans to proceed with the renovation and expansion.

The public meetings will take place as follows:  

  • 6 pm Monday, October 12 Marion Opera House,  109 W. Godbold Street, Marion SC
  • 6 pm Monday, October 19 Nichols Public Library, 514 W. Mullins Street,  Nichols, SC
  • 6 pm Tuesday, October 20 Raymond Pridgen Auditorium, 151 East Front Street, Mullins, SC

For those who cannot attend a weekday meeting, Marion County Library System will host a Saturday meeting on October  17  11:00AM to 1:00PM,  at the Marion Public Library.  If you cannot attend a meeting, please contact Sarah Shelley with your comments to 

Marion County Library System is an agency of Marion County, providing tax-supported services to all residents. The library system provides traditional print and audio-visual materials, access to downloadable e-books and other online resources, access to computers, WiFi hotspots, and programs for all ages as well as a bookmobile service. Guided by the mission “to connect people, information, and ideas to encourage life-long literacy, learning and leisure pursuits for a thriving community,” Marion County Library System is an active anchor institution for Marion County communities. 

For more information about library programs and services, contact library staff at 843-423-8300 or visit the Marion County Library System online at