Moultrie-Colquitt Co. Library System opens after $2 million update

Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System is open again

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - After nearly a year of construction, the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library has finally opened — again.

Moultrie city leaders said they invested nearly $2 million into the library to give the community interactive spaces.

City leaders say they found ways to meet the needs of its community (Source: WALB)
City leaders say they found ways to meet the needs of its community (Source: WALB)

They said their goal from the beginning was to create a place that met the needs of today’s kids, teens and adults.

Director Holly Phillips said she believes all the updates they’ve made effectively serve the needs of its community.

Holly Phillips, director of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System (Source: WALB)
Holly Phillips, director of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System (Source: WALB)

“People need varied spaces now. People need places to go and quietly study, and they also need places where they can go and collaborate. We had to find ways to make room for both of those things," said Phillips.

Phillips said this is the first major update to the library since it was built in 1965. So, updating technology was a high priority.

“We have a lot of technology that just isn’t very common. In fact, we are the only public library in Georgia, that we know of, that has a a hearing loop and a small lab," said Phillips.

Phillips said the auditorium has a hearing loop so those with hearing aids won’t have difficulty hearing. She said they also added a space for teens, which is something they weren’t able to provide until now.

“They have their own room that has their own book collection. It also has a Wii game video system. It has lots of charging outlets for all those appliances and tablets that they need to use," said Phillips.

Phillips also said they created rooms that will adequately provide space for business meetings and public forums. She said after nearly a year of construction, they’re excited to see how much the community will benefit from having a space that offers them so much.

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