Your neighborhood library might be closing this week for several months.
As part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s renovation projects, four libraries will close Wednesday so crews can upgrade HVAC systems, install new technology and implement fresh layouts and shelving. Voters approved paying for $275 million worth of renovations to the library system in 2008.
The four that will close on Wednesday are the branches in Kirkwood, Washington Park, Sandy Springs and Southwest Atlanta.
While Sandy Springs and Southwest Atlanta won’t reopen to the public until February 2019, Kirkwood and Washington Park will reopen in late November, according to the library system’s website. The estimated times pegged for the renovations depend on size and scope, the system said.
According to plans on the system’s website, the libraries will get new outdoor signage, updated bathrooms and lighting, expanded rooms and other upgrades.
Crews have already completed some exterior work to these libraries, such as roof repairs, power washing, brick repairs, painting, fencing and tree removal.
Library branches in West End, Roswell and Dogwood will close on Aug. 21. Roswell will reopen in February 2019, while the other two will reopen in November.
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