Stone Mountain, GA — After being closed for two years for renovations, the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg branch of the DeKalb County Public Library reopened its doors for business at 10 a.m. on Friday Aug. 6, 2021.
The day before on Aug. 5, a rededication ceremony was held along with an open house that allowed visitors a sneak peek at the many improvements made that include structural fixes, better lighting, sleeker shelving, a color printer, a rewire of the entire library to include more outlets, additional seating and upgraded restrooms.
“The front of the building was built in 1963 and the back was built in the 80s and nothing had been changed since,” said assistant branch manager Heather Lewis as she pointed out some of the many improvements. “It is so much more inviting, it’s clean and it’s modern and it’s not screaming it’s 1988.”
Branch manager Sara Sellers said, “we have a lot of different things that we’d like to do in the community. One of which would be to display art from different artists from Stone Mountain. The idea would be to have the art displayed on our arts rails we have in different parts of the building and display community talent, what it is the community has to offer, who it (the community) is. It’s a really good passive programming way to get people to come into the library, but also to introduce them to what it is that their community has to offer.”
Sellers said artists interested in having their work displayed should come in and speak with her or Assistant Manager Heather Lewis. Due to material shortages, a few items are not yet in place, like a new custom circulation desk and some shelving finish pieces.
“Eventually it will be complete and is going to look fantastic.” Said Lewis.
The Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library is located at 952 Leon Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.
Hours are Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Thurs-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the hours of operation of the library. This story has been updated with the correct information.
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