The Atlanta Fulton Public Library system will soon close the Cleveland Avenue Library to the public in order to complete renovations, according to a press release. Located at 47 Cleveland Avenue SW, the construction is part of the ongoing Library Renovation Project.
Patrons are reminded to transfer hold items, locate a nearby library to return library materials and search for library programs at http://afpls.org/locations or use the Library System’s library locator tool to search for an alternate library.
The Cleveland Avenue Library will close to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in order to begin extensive renovation work, as part of the Library’s Capital Improvement Program, Phase II project.
The Design/Build team of CT Darnell Construction, 720 designs and CPL Architects has contracted with Fulton County to provide design, engineering and construction management services for the Cleveland Avenue Library project and Heery/Russell is the program management team.
“The closing of the Cleveland Avenue Library is part of a two year effort to redesign and modernize 23 of the County’s 34 libraries. Upgrades will include items like new HVAC systems, roofing, upgraded technology, improved layouts, new shelving, study rooms, ADA accessible restrooms, and more,” said Dr. Gabriel Morley, Director of the Fulton County Library System. “While we know the closing of this library will bring some inconvenience, the result will be well worth it. We look forward to completing the renovations as quickly as possible and re-opening a beautiful renovated library that can serve the community more efficiently.”
New construction is expected to take approximately six to nine months. During construction library service will be available at the following nearby locations:
· Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta
· Southeast Library, 1463 Pryor Road, Atlanta
· South Fulton Library, 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City
All dates are subject to change.
Information on the Library Renovation Project and for information on all libraries being renovated go to: http://www.afpls.org/news/2193-library-renovation-project-update or call the renovation hotline at 404-613-READ(7323).
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