The library, to be at 3100 Enon Road in Atlanta, is part of an initial phase of 10 projects — eight new libraries and two expansions, totaling $167 million in funding.
Designed and engineered by Leo A. Daly Co. with management by Hogan Construction Group, the library is slated to be completed in the third quarter of 2014.
Wolf Creek Library is becoming a reality due in large part to funding provided by a library bond referendum, passed by Fulton County voters in 2008.
John Thomas, Atlanta-Fulton public library system foundation member, said the message south Fulton residents sent by voting for the referendum is lasting.
“Nov. 4, 2008, was more than just a day of the nation’s general election,” he said. “It was a day the citizens of Fulton County declared that libraries are cultural institutions and deserve to be preserved.”
Thomas said the groundbreaking was “four and half years of planning” and a “grand occasion.”
Patricia Floyd, vice chair of the library system board, also spoke about the value of having a new library at Wolf Creek.
“On behalf of the Atlanta-Fulton public library system board of trustees, congratulations,” she said. “We look forward to being with you upon the successful completion of this project and cutting the ribbon with you.”
Other planned new branch constructions in south Fulton include branches in Palmetto, Southeast Atlanta and Stewart-Lakewood.
The South Fulton branch will be expanded. All branches will encompass green building design and sustainability.
Each library project will include a public art component.