CUSSETA, Ga. (WTVM) – After nearly 12 months in a temporary location, the Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Public Library invites the community to its grand reopening on Saturday, June 25.

The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the newly expanded library, located at 262 Broad Street.

Built in 1988, the library expansion was a dream of Pamela Burgamy, who served as branch manager for 17 years.

Although the interior of the building was updated several years ago, this is the library’s first expansion.

“Having a dedicated room for children and teenagers has been my library dream come true,” Burgamy said.

“This, along with the larger meeting room, will allow us to serve Cusseta and the surrounding community with heart, sharing the joy of reading and discovery with even more of our constituents.”

The project expands the size of the building by more than 2,600 square feet, allowing for greater possibilities for programming and service with spaces for young patrons and the community.

Ben B. Gordy General Construction Company served as the prime contractor for the nearly $2 million project.

The project was funded by Georgia General Assembly appropriations and the Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

“This is a unique opportunity for the community to give each other such a great gift,” said Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Director Alan Harkness.

“We are grateful to the State of Georgia, our delegation, and the voters of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County who made this all possible.”

After the solemn ceremonies, the library will remain open to the public until 2 p.m. on June 25.

On June 27, the new building opens during normal business hours.

Library opening hours

  • Monday Tuesday Thursday : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

General information about Chattahoochee Valley programs and libraries can be found at Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. website.

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