Hickory – The Ridgeview Branch Library has been a prominent fixture and has a long standing history in the community of Ridgeview. The original library was built in 1940 to serve Hickory’s African American community. As the neighborhood expanded and out grew that building, a new facility was built to accommodate the growth. The original library now stands as a historical link to the neighborhood’s past.

To celebrate the new Ridgeview Library being in place for 20 years, the library is planning Ridgeview’s Rockin’ Birthday Bash on Wednesday, June 20 at 3pm. To celebrate there will be games, activities, and of course cake! We invite everyone to help us honor and celebrate the library’s history and future.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hannah Norcutt at the Ridgeview Library, 828-345-6037 or hnorcutt@hickorync.gov or visit the library’s website at www.hickorync.gov/library.