The Mechanicsville Library in Atlanta will close Monday.

One Fulton County library to close, another has reopened

The Mechanicsville Library in Atlanta will close for renovations Monday evening.

The library, at 400 Formwalt St., SW in Atlanta, is closing as part of an ongoing project to renovate libraries in Fulton County and Atlanta. The library will get a new roof, improved technology, study rooms, larger restrooms and a different layout, among other improvements.

“While we know the closing of this library will bring some inconvenience, the result will be well worth it,” library director Gabriel Morley said. “We look forward to completing the renovations as quickly as possible and re-opening beautiful renovated libraries that can serve the community more efficiently.”

The construction is expected to take about six months.

Additionally, the county reopened Southwest Library Tuesday. It was renamed the Evelyn G. Lowery Library at Southwest Atlanta. Lowery was a civil rights leader and the wife of Joseph Lowery, a president of the SCLC.

The improvements include new windows, upgraded technology, an information desk, new furniture, additional computers and spaces for group study, teens and meeting rooms.

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