The ribbon cutting ceremony for the upgraded library in Lawrenceville, Ga. was held Tuesday afternoon. Many renovations and upgrades were made to the branch.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Among the new upgrades at the library is a "Tech Studio" which offers public access to professional quality software.
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 …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Gwinnett County Public Library is hiring for this position based in Lawrenceville, Ga.
The Gwinnett County Public Library is currently hiring a Public Services Librarian. The person in this position will train staff and customers on how to use the library's resources. Applicants must be computer an tech savvy. The incumbent will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. For more information and to apply for this position, please click here.
Monday, July 16, 2012
An art exhibition displaying sketches of television evangelicals was removed from the Grayson Library over the weekend because a patron complained that it wasn't inclusive enough. The portraits were only of Christian pastors.
An art exhibit that was scheduled to be on display until Aug. 11 at the Grayson Library was removed on Saturday following a complaint by a library patron. Lawrenceville artist Ralph Beach said he was contacted by the library on Friday and told that he needed to remove it. Beach said he was told that a woman of the Jewish faith complained that the sketches were not inclusive. They were all of televangelists who were of the Christian faith. Beach said the display was already down when he arrived Saturday. “The manager said it was easiest to take it down when no patrons were in the library,” Beach said, adding he was shocked that he was asked to remove it. “Why was this woman’s rights more important than mine. The exhibition was not excluding…
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Ads on bookmarks are now available.
The long-discussed advertising route for the Gwinnett County Public Library is now a reality. You can "bookmark" it. The Gwinnett library system is now selling ads on bookmarks as a way to deal with the funding cutbacks that have resulted from the economic downturn. As far back as last September, during Gwinnett County budget hearings, library Board Chairman Philip Saxton had talked of plans to increase revenue through private means. Saxton said in September that he hopes the library can raise at least $4 million annually through private initiatives as it seeks to become less dependent on tax revenue. One of those initiatives is in-branch advertising. According to the library system website, 5,000 customized bookmarks per branch for a …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Special book readings will be held at the Lawrenceville Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library System.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The library will be closed to the public during phase one of the renovations.
The Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library will soon be getting an upgrade. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.06 million construction contract for improvements Tuesday. The planned changes will help control operating costs and improve efficiency. The needed improvements were first identified in 2007. They include updating the ighting, mechanical equipment, temperature control and lowering overall energy use. The library will also get new carpet, finishes and a fresh coat of paint. Renovations are expected to take seven months to complete. They will take place in two phases beginning in the early winter. During phase one, the library will be closed to the public. Patrons will still be able to checkout…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
GCPL will start a "Buddy Branch" schedule to allow patrons access seven days a week.
Starting this Sunday, the Gwinnett County Public Library will be pairing up branches as part of their new "Buddy Branch" system. This will allow GCPL to maximize resources and to have branches open seven days a week following recent budget cuts. Here are the "Buddy Branch" pairs: · Buford-Sugar Hill Branch and Suwanee Branch · Hamilton Mill Branch and Dacula Branch · Collins Hill Branch and Lawrenceville Branch · Peachtree Corners Branch and Duluth Branch · Lilburn Branch and Norcross Branch · Five Forks Branch and Mountain Park Branch · Grayson Branch and Elizabeth H. Williams (Snellville) Branch · Centerville Branch and Elizabeth H. Williams (Snellville) Branch Buford-Sugar…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Board members also disagree over plans to combat funding cuts from county.
Gwinnett Public Library branches will reduce hours beginning in October, but will remain open seven days a week. At a special called meeting of the library board Thursday, it was announced that effective October 23rd, the library will reduce from 53 hours a week to 44 hours, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. The move had been expected because the library is facing funding cuts from the county. Said Library Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam: "We are at a point where we have to cut hours. Our service is suffering, and we don't have the staff." However, library board members Philip Saxton and Dick Goodman publicly disagreed over plans for the library to raise funds via in-branch advertising and seeking donations, according to the report. "…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
GCPL's new plans call for 'non-tax' revenue of millions of dollars annually.
Don't be surprised if you soon see one of those illiterate, chicken-loving cows in your local Gwinnett Public Library branch. Advertising in libraries and business marketing initiatives are part of the GCPL's effort to make up funding cuts by reaching out to the private sector. Philip Saxton, chairman of the Gwinnett library system, said Monday he hopes the library can raise at least $4 million annually through private initiatives as it seeks to become less dependent on tax revenue. "We're not the same library we were a year ago," he told Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and other county government leaders during the final day of budget review sessions. The Gwinnett government is preparing its fiscal year 2012 budget and is …