Five Forks Library to reopen to public

Special Photo Five Forks branch opens Monday with regular hours.

Special Photo Five Forks branch opens Monday with regular hours.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- After months of renovations, the Gwinnett County Public Library Five Forks branch plans to reopen on Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The branch will have new interior finishes and fixtures, an energy efficient HVAC system and several new high-tech features, including a new Tech Studio space that will give library customers access to professional quality software for image and video editing, design and media creation. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are just a few software options which will be available to the public.

In the following weeks, an exterior vending machine will bring around the clock access to customers who need materials when the library is closed. The machines will be about the size of a standard vending machine, holding up to 500 items and are available for checkout with a valid library card.

The grand reopening celebration for the public is Dec. 1. For more information about the Five Forks reopening, visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.

Five Forks is located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville.


Dickens 2 years, 9 months ago

Why spend millions on renovating these libraries when vending machines are sufficient? Library dvd borrowing has fallen sharply during the past year and according to Library Journal's July 2012 patron profiles, even among high school students, teens are less likely to say the library is important to them. And Publisher's Weekly OCT 23, 2012 issue supports the same statement. Teens and older people are using the library less. This all has been a total waste of taxpayer money just to boost the ego of the library director.


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