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Wolf Creek library to hold grand opening celebration
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The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s new Wolf Creek branch library will open to the public with a celebration Monday at 10 a.m.

The library is at 3100 Enon Road SW, Atlanta 30331, in an area not previously served by a library.

The new 25,000-square-foot, $17.7 million building is part of Phase I of a $275 million library construction program.

 Leo A. Daly Co. provided design and engineering services for the new branch.

Hogan Construction Group LLC provided construction management services and Heery/Russell provided the program management team.

 “With a striking copper-colored metal paneled exterior, stacked stone details and nestled on a ridge in a wooded landscape, the library is unique and reflects its community,” library system Interim Director Anne Haimes said in a statement. “Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide an expansive view of nature and allow tremendous natural light into the building. There is a large meeting room area, study rooms, a music room and separate spaces for teens and for children.”

 In November 2008, Fulton County voters passed a library bond referendum 232,404, or 65 percent of the vote, to 125,872, or 35 percent, to enhance all the county libraries and build eight new branch libraries.

They are the Alpharetta, East Roswell, Milton, Northwest Atlanta, Palmetto, Southeast Atlanta, Stewart-Lakewood and Wolf Creek branches.

Alpharetta, Milton, Northwest Atlanta and Palmetto had ground-breaking ceremonies earlier this year.

East Roswell broke ground last year.

Southeast Atlanta and Stewart-Lakewood construction has not started yet.

The referendum also included expansion projects at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History and the South Fulton Library.

Haimes said the bond helps maintain the library system’s 34 branches – the largest system in Georgia – by eliminating leased spaces and its oldest libraries.

Green building design and sustainability are priorities for these library building projects, she said, and the library system expects to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on all new branches.

Another important part of each new branch is its public art project, library system spokeswoman Kelly Robinson Vann said.

Through the county Art in Public Places resolution, 1 percent of each building project budget goes toward the creation of public art, she said.

“For the Wolf Creek library, the artist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier was selected through a community-driven selection process,” Robinson Vann said. “She produced a sculpture entitled ‘Strength of Heart: A Journey Project for the Community at Wolf Creek’ as well as several framed quilted works which are placed throughout the library.”

Marshall-Linnemeier said in a statement her work is inspired by soft sculptures and costumes used in West African masquerade ceremonies to honor ancestors.

She added research from Wolf Creek and south Fulton, using historical records, oral histories, photographs and mementoes to deliver mixed-media panels and a sculptural tree, as well as community workshop creations.

Information: (404) 730-1972 or www.afpls.org/building-for-the-future

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