Milton residents get their first look at what a new Milton Library will look like next Thursday, March 14.
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is holding a progress meeting on the new library at Milton City Hall, in Council Chambers, starting at 7 p.m.
The Milton Library will be built at 855 Mayfield Road, at the corner of Mayfield and Charlotte Drive. The site is close to what the city intends to be its future "downtown" in the Crabapple section of the city.
"Based on the input that the library system received from past meetings, now this is the chance for architects to show the design," said Kelly Robinson Vann, the library system's Public Relations and Marketing director.
"The Alpharetta meeting is not far behind the Milton meeting," she said.
She said at a 25,000-square-foot library, patrons can expect a warm and inviting building providing 21st century library services with ample space for group discussions, meetings and studying. The library design will reflect the culture and interests of the community.
The 25,000-square foot facility is capable of holding a collection of over 100,000 materials including books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. The branch will feature computers with high-speed Internet access; wireless access; a separate children’s area; an area for adult seating; a space for teens; a browsing area of new and popular materials; as well as a general collection; reference services; and self-checkout units.
Members of the project’s architectural and engineering team from Stevens & Wilkinson, in association with 720 Design, along with library team members, will update the public about progress on the Milton Library to date.
Phase I of the Library Building Program includes eight new libraries and two expanded libraries. Design has begun on several of the projects, with construction beginning in late 2013 and openings beginning late 2014 and continuing into 2015.
To follow progress online, visit the library system's website, “Building for the Future.”
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