Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sharon Forks Library Groundbreaking Ceremony

Patrons, local officials, volunteers, and library staff gathered for a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Sharon Forks Library Expansion and Renovation Project on Monday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Several dignitaries spoke during the event, including Senator Michael Williams, Senator Jack Hill, Forsyth County Commissioner Brian R. Tam, Library Board Chairman Mary Helen McGruder, and FCPL Director Anna Lyle.

Senator Williams detailed the arduous process of securing $2 million in a State Construction Grant for the project and invited Senator Hill, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to share additional information. Commissioner Tam stressed the importance of the project, given that Sharon Forks is the highest-circulating library in the state of Georgia but also the county's smallest library in size. Anna Lyle then provided additional celebratory remarks about the project before inviting the guests outside for the ceremonial groundbreaking.

The Forsyth County Public Library Board of Trustees, members of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and Senator Michael Williams joined Anna Lyle for a ceremonial groundbreaking outside of the library.

Following the groundbreaking, guests were invited back inside for light refreshments. They were encouraged to sign up for email or text updates about the project at a computer station set in the room. Guests also had the opportunity to view a slideshow presentation showing the plans for the project and highlighting the features of the new space.

To learn more about the Sharon Forks Library Expansion and Renovation Project, or to sign up for text or email updates, please visit here.

Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the Sharon Forks Library Expansion and Renovation Project
From Left: Senator Michael Williams; Bob Keller, Library Board Vice-Chairman; Jim Boff, District 5 Commissioner; R.J. "Pete" Amos, District 1 Commissioner, Chairman; Cindy Jones Mills, District 4 Commissioner; Brian R. Tam, District 2 Commissioner; Anna Lyle, Library Director; Kristin Morrissey, Library Board Secretary/Treasurer; Mary Helen McGruder, Library Board Chairman; and Tim Plotner, Library Board.