The Fairmount City Library will hold an Open House on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to welcome residents to the new location and educate them of what the city’s library can offer.
The Open House will allow residents and attendees a chance to tour the new facility and to see what it has to offer the community, as well as an opportunity to sign up for free library cards for all Gordon County residents and enjoy snacks.
“We hope to make reading and history available to everyone here in town,” said Edwina Rowland, Library Coordinator.
The Fairmount City Library was founded by Helen Picklesiemer nearly 30 years ago and was reorganized and staffed by the Kiwanis Club in 2005, according to Rowland.
In March 2015, the library moved to the second floor of the new Fairmount City Hall, located at 150 North Ave. The new space offers a much larger, more comfortable area for those who visit the library, as well as heating and air. This location also offers the added convenience of being located in the heart of the city, near Tate Park, where many community activities take place. It is also convenient to City Hall, where many from the community often visit to take care of other business, and directly on U.S. Highway 411, which is the most frequently used roadway through the city of Fairmount.
Since moving to this location, approximately 140 visitors per month frequent the library. More than 100 new books have been added to the shelves for checkout, three new computers for public use have been added, WiFi has been made available to the public and hundreds of donations have been received.
The Fairmount City Library hosts Story Time for children on the second Saturday of each month and the New Horizons Book Club on the second Thursday of each month. During the month of June, a summer reading program is made available to children ages 12 and under. Other amenities include the Zoo pass, books on tape or disc, donated books for sale, magazine swap, a tutoring space, printing and copying and hundreds of books for check-out. The library also participates in the annual Halloween in Tate Park as well as a $1-Bag-a-Book Sale.
The Fairmount City Library is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, please call 706-337-3110, visit their Facebook, or visit cityoffairmountga.com/library.htm.