Sarlin Community Branch Library

15 South Palmetto Street
Liberty, SC 29657

864-843-5805

The Liberty Woman's Club was the driving force in opening a library in 1947. The Library was located in a small corner of a room upstairs over the Liberty City Hall. As the library collection grew and circulation increased, the room became inadequate. In 1958, the library was moved to another second story room, located over Fedder's Fashion Shop on Commerce Street in Liberty. In December 1964, the Sarlin Family donated property on Palmetto Street for the site of a new library building and $5,000 in cash to go toward the construction of a building. The Library Woman's Club and the Friends of the Library beagan campaigning to raise an additional $5,000 that was needed to begin construction of the new library building. On April 17, 1966 the dedication of the new library building was held. The building was named the Sarlin Community Library in honor of the Sarlin Family's generous donation that helped make the library possible. As the library's circulation grew, the need for expansion soon became apparent. The community again came together with the donations to expand the facility. In 1977, a new addition, that doubled the size of the library was completed. Dedication of the new building was held on June 12, 1977 on the library's thirteenth anniversary.

As population growth continued and circulation increased, the need for more space and new technology became evident. In December 1996, a new 6,400 square foot building replaced the existing structure. The Sarlin Community Branch is located at 15 South Palmetto Street, Liberty and currently open six days a week.

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