An artist rendition of the finished exterior to the Central Branch Library following renovation
Pauline Abidde, Library Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Dougherty County leaders say the
central library renovation project in downtown Albany is moving along on
Dougherty County Library Board of Trustees gave commissioners an update on the
$5.6 Million project.
Library Board Chairman
Walter Chairman said the board was able to save money when the project was
re-bid earlier this year, and then utilize left over funds on exterior renovation
without going over budget. Crews will begin replacing windows and the exterior façade
in the coming weeks.
"I think it is
just gonna be a nice library that we're gonna present to our patrons and we're
excited about it. We're looking forward
to the day when we're actually opening the doors," said Pauline Abidde,
Abidde said interior
renovation should be completed by late February, and exterior work will be
finished around that time. She says
crews will then set up the building with books and furniture. It should be open to the public by next
Kelley also introduced Pauline
Abidde during the meeting as the new Library
Director. She has been with the system for 31 years, and worked her way into
the available interim director position earlier this year.
feeling very good about it. Very excited…very
excited about where we're headed and the things we're gonna accomplish in the
next few months," said Abidde.