Valdosta Library Moving To New Location

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- Valdosta, Ga. - June 04, 2012 -

The Valdosta Public Library will be moving to a new, larger facility.

The 3.7 acre plot of land was just agreed on this past week. It rests at Five Points by the Big Lots.

The current library on Woodrow Wilson Drive is 50 years old and employees say it's age is showing. The new project is estimated to cost around $20 million.

"It'll offer a lot more parking places. Parking has been a problem over the last ten years or so as everybody knows. We'll have bigger facilities for books, materials, computers and new updated equipment and connections as well," said librarian Eric Mathis.

The new library will be funded by a mix between county SPLOST funds, a state grant and the sale of the current facility to South Georgia Medical Center.