Innovative Cane Bay Library to open in June

a look last month inside the Cane Bay Library, located within the Cane Bay Family YMCA, which opened April 27; The library will officially open on June 5.

Berkeley County Library System announced Friday that the much-anticipated grand opening of the Cane Bay Library is just weeks away.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the site on June 5. The event will commence at noon.

“This facility will provide learning opportunities not only for the residents of Cane Bay, but also the surrounding communities,” said Gene Brunson, director of the county’s library system, in a statement.

The 4,500-square-foot facility, located next to the new Cane Bay Family YMCA but inside the same building, will include two study rooms, a shared study room and a community room where community programs can regular occur, the county said.

The library will also offer books and other material for children, young adults and adults.

The Cane Bay YMCA, which opened last month, signed a 20-year agreement with the Berkeley County Public Library System to operate the literary addition. The library is also the only one in the nation to collaborate with a YMCA, according to YMCA officials.

With a goal to become a hub of community activity, the library is situated in a central part of the Cane Bay community, off Highway 176.

“We look forward to seeing the wonderful resources help people connect and discover new things,” Brunson said.

To view pictures and updates on the facility, visit berkeleylibrarysc.org .