From Staff Reports
The Dalton-Whitfield Library has been awarded $27,634 for repairs to its roof and upgrading the doors to better meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, officials said.
“I want to thank the Georgia Public Library Service for working with me to secure these much-needed renovation funds for our local library,” said state Rep. Roger Williams, R-Dalton, in a press release. “The $27,634 grant, matched with local funds, will not only extend the life of our busy library but also provide local job opportunities during the renovation process.”
The funding is provided by the Library Bond Fund approved in the fiscal year 2013 state capital budget.
The library was built in 1982 and includes a genealogy room, computer lab, historical documents including local newspapers back to 1868, book and audiovisual stack areas, and a children’s department, the press release noted, adding, “The collection includes large print materials, audio books, music on CDs, videos, fiction and non-fiction books, and a limited collection of books in Spanish, especially in the life coping skills areas.”
For more information on the library, visit www.ngrl.org/dalton/.