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.
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
We have now been open nearly a week, and the community has been full of compliments for the new building and the improved services!
Thank you to Curt Yeomans and the Clayton News Daily for supporting our new library 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.
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.