Lancaster County Council is considering tapping into its reserve fund to buy $200,000 in books and furnishings for the new Del Webb Library in Indian Land.
Richard Band, director of the Lancaster County Library system, hoped to use a S.C. Budget and Control Board community grant for this. But on June 27, Band got bad news. The state awarded $12 million in grants, but the request for $200,000 to buy books for the new library was denied.
Band was disappointed, especially since millions went to various festivals, while the library project didn’t get a cent.