SALUDA, N.C., (February 13, 2018) – The grand opening of the teen space in Saluda Library
will be on Thursday, February 22 from 4-6pm. The public is invited to explore the space, enjoy
refreshments, and observe video and board game demos. There will also be a ribbon cutting at
The bottom floor of the Saluda Library has been transformed into a haven for middle and high
school students, thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation and a bequest
from the estate of Louis M. Buzek. The space has been freshly painted, new lighting has been
installed, and new furniture has been purchased, in addition to a big-screen TV and various video
Through a community-based strategic planning process, people of all ages throughout the county
expressed a need for appropriate spaces for teens to gather. The library is excited to now offer an
area for teens to relax and hang out with friends as well as resources for both educational and
personal enrichment. Rishara Finsel, director of Polk County Public Libraries, says: "We are
delighted to offer this space to teens in our community and welcome them to our libraries."
Polk County Public Libraries has two libraries, Columbus Library and Saluda Library, as well as
outreach services. PCPL offers books, movies, music, audiobooks, and downloadable eBooks
and audiobooks, as well as public computers and wireless internet access. PCPL offers regularly
scheduled programs for people of all ages.