The new, state-of-the-art Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library will open in January 2010. The dedication ceremony for the new facility is scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the library branch's new location, 5234 LaVista Rd. (at the intersection of LaVista Road and Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker). The public is invited to join DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, county commissioners, library trustees, administrators and staff for the ceremony, which will include a ribbon cutting, tours of the new building and refreshments.
The 25,000-square-foot building, designed by the architectural firm of Leo A. Daly and constructed by Hogan Construction Group, will hold 82,000 volumes and includes 42 public access computers, a computer lab, special areas for children and teens and a café. Service begins at the branch on Monday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m.