Crowds gathered Monday to celebrate the grand opening of the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library, located on Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Carolina Shores.
The building, which was formerly the Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Isles
Center, has more parking and meeting room space than the former Hickmans Crossroads Branch, and is located on one floor with fewer stairs for patrons to navigate. The building transferred to Brunswick County at the beginning of 2018, and Brunswick County’s Board of Commissioners approved relocating the former Hickmans Crossroads Branch to the facility. The new name reflects the new location.
The library opened in its new location, 9400 Ocean Highway West in Carolina Shores, on June 18.
Monday, dozens of residents joined Brunswick County Commissioners, Representative Frank Iler, and members of the Library Board of Trustrees and Friends of the Library for a ribbon cutting and celebration at the new facility.