The Fulton County Library System has announced the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Fairburn Library, located at 60 Valley View Drive in Fairburn, which will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 10 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 Fairburn 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.
Fairburn Library occupies a prominent site in its community and the new design is reflective of the close-knit city’s use of the public library as a community gathering place, educational centerpiece and technology hub. The new space will provide, among other things, a beautiful new community meeting room, study rooms, teen center, children’s area, technology zone, along with quiet reading spaces and a beautiful reading nook along floor-to-ceiling windows. 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.
Patrons 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.