Fulton County commissioners seem to back Atlanta’s Central Library

The future of Atlanta’s Central Library is uncertain. Though the building on Margaret Mitchell Square downtown is considered historic, the board of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has suggested that another, smaller building might make a better main library branch.

In a meeting Wednesday, Fulton County commissioners did not decide the library’s fate. But they did wrestle with what to do with the building, and seemed to fall on the side of keeping it. Whether it would still be a library, though, is an open question.

“I think we need to be very careful about leaving that building,” Vice Chairman Liz Hausmann said.

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