DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Public Library is excited for its future after the state approved a $2 million dollar grant that will be allocated to the library.
Dougherty County's Northwest branch will now be able to go under renovation, adding 11,000 square feet of usable space.
"The Dougherty County Public Library is also transforming into a system that's going to offer a lot more to the community," says Dougherty County Public Library Director Pauline Abidde.
Plans include adding a multipurpose room with a kitchen which will allow the library to host bigger events. The public will also be able to use the room when it's available.
Other plans include a bigger children's area and moving the genealogy room from the Central library to a bigger space at the Northwest branch.
"There's just so much more that we are going to get out of this facility," Abidde mentions.
There's no word yet on when the grant will be available or when construction will begin on the project.
Nevertheless, the Dougherty County Public Library continues to offer a vast array of services to library card holders.
Each branch hosts programs for children of all ages, including on the weekends.
And all branches also have park passes which allow families to visit some of their favorite attractions throughout the state for free.
Adults can also get a lot out of owning a library card.
Of course, the library offers computer access, but they also have a lot of services for those who have tablets.
The Dougherty County Library has e-books and e-magazines that can be checked out and downloaded to the tablet.
And the best part is that you don't have to worry about returning it.
On the return date, the book or magazine will simply disappear.