Final Touches

Although the new library has been open for several weeks now, there are still a few things being installed that had been on back order – including our building signage. We love the way it turned out though, so it was well worth the wait! We will also have a new bike rack and benches installed outside soon.

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Thank Yous

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for their tireless support, hard work, and contributions:

Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Nate Rall and the Georgia Public Library Service

Clayton County Library System Staff including Flora Hazelton, Janice Arcuria, Ted Bazemore, LaDonna Markland,
Yvonne Carmicheal, Lydia Bigard, Terran McCanna, Bea Mengel, and the entire staff of the Forest Park Branch Library

Clayton County Library Board of Trustees

Clayton County Friends of the Library

Clayton County Central Services Department including Theodis Locke, Carol Rogers, and Barbara Whitton

Clayton County Information Technology Department including Brett Lavendar, Jason Brookins, Justin Schear, and Derrick Blackwell

Les Markland and the entire Clayton County Buildings and Maintenance Department

Architects Craig Gaulden Davis of Greenville, SC and Gerding Collaborative of Atlanta including David Dixon, Dustin Albright, Andrea Kuhfuss, Dan Gerding,and Nic Palfrey

Silverman Construction Project Management including Arnie Silverman, Teresa Sword, Claudia Ledwich, and Art Fix

Hogan Construction Group including Paul Hogan, George Clackum, Lisa Tatum, James McDowell, and Judd Powell

City of Forest Park

City of Forest Park Police Department

Pastor Crumbliss and the First Baptist Church of Forest Park

Larry Wilburn and Great American Cookies

Graebel Movers

We have now been open nearly a week, and the community has been full of compliments for the new building and the improved services!

Clayton News Daily Article

Thank you to Curt Yeomans and the Clayton News Daily for supporting our new library branch!

Library Officials Open ‘Amazing’ New Forest Park Branch

This week has been a flurry of activity as all of the books are moved into the new library, the new computers are installed and configured, and more furniture is moved in.

We’re Nearly There…

Grand Opening Scheduled!

Grand Opening Ceremony
Sunday, December 16 at 3pm

Official Opening Date
Monday, December 17 at 9am

4812 West Street
Forest Park, GA 30297

Located one block west of the old library,
across from the First Baptist Church.
Additional parking is available in the church lot.

Note: The old Forest Park Branch Library will be open through Saturday, December 8.