The Fulton County Library System has announced the grand re-opening of the newly renovated East Point Library, located at 2757 Main Street in East Point, which will take place on May 28 at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will include a program in the library’s new community meeting room, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the new library, as well as light refreshments for guests.
The East Point Library is a 10,344 square foot facility that has undergone extensive renovation work. Improvements to the facility include: New roof; upgraded HVAC equipment and controls; new lighting; new fire protection system (one had not existed before); new ceilings; paint; new flooring; full renovations to restrooms including ADA accessibility; Friends of the Library space; Cafe; better visibility for staff into meeting areas; better sight lines for staff increasing security; new study rooms; new quiet reading/meeting room; CCTV system; intrusion detection; upgraded AV systems; new Wifi; RFID library equipment and access control.
The East Point Library is the first library in Phase II of the Library Building Program to re-open, since construction began in late summer of 2018. The Design/Build team of BuildSmart/Tebarco and architects J.W. Robinson & Associates provided all design, engineering and construction services for the newly renovated library. Heery/Russell, a Joint Venture was the program management team. Phase II of the Library Building Program consists of 23 library branch renovations and the renovation of the Central Library and Administration HQ for the Library System.
The improvements to the East Point Library will allow for patrons and residents of the city of East Point to continue their use of the library as a community gathering space, educational centerpiece and technology and information hub. In addition to the various library services, the Library has partnered with the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture to install public art throughout the library, as part of Fulton County’s commitment to supporting the arts in every County facility. For more information about the County’s Public Art Program, visit www.fultonarts.org.
Residents will have the opportunity to test out all the new technology and services, along with guided tours by library volunteers, during the grand re-opening celebration.