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Library branch relocation set for 2007

February 22, 2006

Albany - It will be at least a year before the Northwest Albany Library branch moves. In June, the County bought the old Rhodes Furniture building on Dawson Road for $2.5-million.

The library board must now wait for sales tax money to come in to pay for renovations to the building and to relocate from the current branch on Barnesdale Way.

"We knew that building location was perfect and that it would likely not be available when we did have enough money. So the County was kind enough to go ahead and purchase it for us. Now we're using our portion of the SPLOST dollars to repay that $2.5-million they advanced us," said Library Director Teresa Cole.

Library Director Teresa Cole hopes to hire an architect within six months, but the move is at least a year away. The entire project will cost about $4.4-million.

The Northwest branch sees the second most traffic behind the main branch downtown.

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