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Charleston County staff given 30 days to look at new sites for JI Library

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Charleston County Council members approved a recommendation to allow county staff 30 days to study other possible locations for the new James Island Library.

Additionally, the council has asked the Charleston County Library Board to present its own findings for plans on the library.

Last year voters approved a referendum to replace five libraries in the county, with James Island being one of them.

Charleston County Council member Joseph Qualey initiated the process of delaying a vote at last week's Finance Committee meeting.

Currently, the library is at the location off Camp Road.

During a public hearing held Thursday, April 16, proposals were heard for a new library to be built at the building next to the Bi Lo store off Folly Road, and another adjacent from James Island Elementary School.

Now, county staff has 30 days to look at other possible locations on the island.

Twelve-million-dollars has been allocated for renovation or construction of a new library following the voter approved referendum.

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