Social Circle, Ga. – It has been almost a year in coming, but finally, on Wednesday, June 5, the doors will open on the newly renovated W. H. Stanton Memorial Library in Social Circle. The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 3 pm and everyone is invited and welcome to celebrate the occasion.
“For the even,t we will have several guest speakers from both the local and state level to discuss the renovation and expansion of the library,” said library manager Amy Hicks. “We will also have light refreshments and give tours of the library.”
The renovations began almost a year ago on July 27 with a groundbreaking at the site for the renovations. The library was temporarily relocated to the Blue Willow Village in August to allow for its services to continue to be available to the residents. That has now come to an end as staff prepares for the grand opening of the newly renovated library.
At the beginning of the year, local officials were given a tour to review the current status at that time of the Stanton Memorial Library. Some of the features that were visible in this original rendering of the library were already taking shape.
The Georgia State Assembly approved funds that will allow the W. H. Stanton Memorial Library expansion project to move forward. The City’s SPLOST funds from 2012-2018 totaling $500,000, along with the funds that were approved by the Georgia General Assembly made the expansion of the library possible.
“The day also marks the official kick-off for our summer reading program which encourages children’s literacy and allows us to offer free programming to the citizens of Social Circle and surrounding areas,” Hicks said.
The June calendar is given below.