Rendering of the Ridgeview Branch Library expansion.

Hickory – Hickory’s Ridgeview Branch Library will soon be renovated and expanded to better serve the community.  At the July 21 City Council meeting, Hickory City Council accepted the bid and approved the contract with Neill Grading and Construction Company in the amount of $1,138,900 for the construction of the Ridgeview Branch Library renovation and expansion project.

The plans include the renovation of portions of the interior of the existing Ridgeview Branch and the new addition of a community room with capacity for 100 people, a group study room, and an exterior courtyard area with a separate entrance to the new community room.

A space needs assessment was completed by CBSA Architects in 2019, which confirmed the library needed an expansion and identified specific needs from the community.  Architects from McMillan Pazdan Smith prepared the design plans for the project to meet those needs.

Renderings of the project can be viewed online by clicking the blue button labeled “Ridgeview Expansion” at

The Ridgeview Branch Library is located at 706 1st Street SW in Hickory.  For more information about the Ridgeview Branch Library renovation and expansion, please call Library Director Sarah Greene at (828) 304-0500.