The Rededication Exercises will be held on the library’s lawn on
Monday, May 26th from 1:00-1:30pm as part of the community’s
Memorial Day activities. Following the exercises, the public is
invited to tour the rededicated Atlanta Public Library and enjoy
The Rededication Exercies will include an Invocation by Rev. Skeet
Stribling of the Atlanta Christian Church, a Welcome by Atlanta
Library Board President, Mr. Randy Brooks, musical selections by Mr.
Dan Stribling, an Historical Address by Library Program Director,
Mrs. Rachel Neisler, Comments by Atlanta Mayor, Mr. Fred Finchum, an
Address by Mr. Randy Brooks, and a Benediction by Rev. Stribling.
The 1908 Dedicatory Exercises included music by the Atlanta
Philharmonic Orchestra, Invocation by Rev. R. A. Hartrick, an
Introductory Address by Atlanta Public Library Board Chairman, J. L.
Bevan, an Historical Address by Rev. E. J. Thomas, an Address by
Judge J. T. Hoblit, a vocal solo by Mrs. Adelyn Slaughter, and a
Benediction by Rev. R. V. Callaway.
The recent renovation work done at the Atlanta Public Library has
focused on returning the building to its circa 1908 appearance and
condition. Work has included roof repairs, window replacements,
interior painting, the refinishing of most of the building’s
woodwork and floors, a new extension of the original circulation
desk, restoration of the reading room fireplace, new
period-appropriate lighting, and refurbishment of the Seward H.
Fields Memorial Library bookcase. In addition, the basement has been
renovated into an attractive and functional Children’s Library.
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The Atlanta Public Library and Museum is open Monday:
10am-12:30pm, Tuesday: 10am-8:00pm, Wednesday: 10am-4:30pm,
Thursday: 10am-8pm, Friday: 10am-4:30pm, and Saturday:
9am-3:00pm. The Atlanta Public Library offers many services,
including laminating, copies, computer and internet access,
eBooks, a large number of children, adult, and senior programs,
and a large selection of adult and juvenal fiction and
non-fiction. The Atlanta Museum is open Mondays & Fridays
9am-4:00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday & every other Thursday
9am-12:30pm. The Atlanta Museum tells the story of Atlanta
through a number of permanent and rotating exhibits. It also has
provides a large number of genealogy resources and local history
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For more information about the
Atlanta Public Library and/or the Atlanta Museum contact Carol
Begolka, Library Director, Cathy Maciariello, Library Program
Director, or Rachel Neisler, Library Program Director at