The Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library System is set to reopen to the public on Monday, Oct. 15. An official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. and a grand reopening celebration for the public will follow on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Visitors to the library, which has been closed for upgrades, will notice reconfigured spaces, new interior finishes and fixtures, an energy efficient HVAC system and multiple new high-tech features.
The library will now offer a "Tech Studio" space which is designed to provide public access to professional quality software for image and video editing, design and media creation. Available software inside the studio will include Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Thanks to a new automated sorter, books at the library will be processed 24 hours, seven days a week. Exterior vending machines, to be added in the following weeks, will allow library customers access to materials when the library is closed. The machines are around the same size as typical vending machines and each one holds up to 500 items. Library users with a valid card will be able to use the vending machines to check-out materials.
More information about the Five Forks Library and the reopening is available online at www.gwinnettpl.org.