SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – One more building undertaking is planned to choose position in downtown Spartanburg. This a person pertains to a one of a kind addition to the county’s community library.

At the corner of Broad St. and Church St. in downtown Spartanburg sits a patch of land main up to the library.

“It’s excellent for improvement and expansion of library services,” said Todd Stephens, Spartanburg County Librarian.

It’s a site that will soon be residence to a new planetarium.

“We focused in on a planetarium domed theatre that will have about 130 seats. The dome is somewhere all around 45-toes that matches within the overall composition,” mentioned Stephens.

On Monday, Stephens presented the proposed library improve to county council, which responded with exhilaration.

“I believe from a Spartanburg County standpoint, this matches into our system of supporting improve our central business district, our downtown location as substantially as we can contribute to that. I assume this is one more great feather in our cap of our at any time-increasing and at any time-well-liked downtown,” stated Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council Chairman. “It appears like a superb undertaking for Spartanburg and we are fired up about it.”

It’s a multi-million dollar development undertaking, which is currently in the fundraising course of action.

“We are even now fundraising. We have lifted about $3 million and we have one more $5 million that we have to bring in to the venture as very well as some other money,” claimed Stephens.

After entire, it will characteristic a distinctive learning knowledge compared with any other.

“Think of a movie theatre wherever the display is in excess of your head and the seating allows you to have an immersive experience. You can have a projection of the planets and we can go again in time and seem at how the planets were being aligned in a sure time time period,” explained Stephens. “It delivers data in a new way. It is an possibility for us to spark the curiosity in a youthful individual, but at the similar time continue to increase and add to the good quality of lifestyle for folks who are living in Spartanburg.”

It’s an encounter, the librarian mentioned, for all ages.

“I believe it’s a superb training option and it will be a excellent draw, and mother and father will have anything to do with their young ones,” claimed Lynch.

In accordance to Spartanburg County Public Libraries, they are scheduling to provide in speakers to discuss the shows, as effectively as show educational movies on the display.

Task leaders hope to start out building on the planetarium by the stop of this calendar year.



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