Dalton’s public library reopened December 15th and received good reviews from patrons.
The renovation includes a new open space in the middle of the main floor where patrons can sit or the library can host events. Plus, a new teen library was added and a teen librarian. The teen area includes been bag chairs and a large screen for video games.
Computer facilities also are getting an upgrade, but everything is not in place yet. The basement of the library now includes a huge room where the Friends of the library can display books for the monthly book sale.
The main focus of the renovation is an enlarged space for classrooms the library uses for its workforce development program. The stated mission of the library is to get technology into the hands of Georgia citizens.
The renovation is the first in three phases. Plans for the second and third phase include a Georgia History Collection and material to help local residents with genealogical research.
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Steve Johnson, TimesFreePress.com, Dalton, Ga. December 15, 2015