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Library renovation on schedule

An artist rendition of the finished exterior to the Central Branch Library following renovation An artist rendition of the finished exterior to the Central Branch Library following renovation
Pauline Abidde, Library Director Pauline Abidde, Library Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County leaders say the central library renovation project in downtown Albany is moving along on schedule.

Monday, The 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, Library Director.

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 summer.  

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.

"I'm 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.

She said she's honored to be named.

 

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