Hickory Flat Public Library Groundbreaking
January 27, 2023
The Hickory Flat Renovation and Expansion Project officially began Wednesday, January 25 with a celebratory groundbreaking featuring Sequoyah Regional Library System staff and board members turning the soil with Cherokee County officials and Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.
The project, which is scheduled to last approximately twelve months, includes a renovation of the Hickory Flat Public Library building, originally built in 1993, as well as an addition of 7,800 square feet to the building. With an expanded and renovated library facility, the Sequoyah Regional Library System community will have more space for books and technology; larger areas for programs, meetings, collaboration, and creation; and additional seating for study and quiet reading.
Funding for this project is available from Cherokee County’s SPLOST program. Additional funding includes a $2,000,000 Capital Outlay Grant, administered by the Georgia Public Library Service. These grants are funded by the sale of bonds and must be approved by the state legislature.
The Hickory Flat Public Library building will be closed to the public for the entirety of the construction. During the construction, community members can still access Sequoyah Regional Library System programs and services by visiting any of the neighboring libraries in Cherokee, Pickens, and Gilmer counties.
The Hickory Flat Library Renovation and Expansion project is being handled by Hollandsworth Construction. To view the library system’s full programming schedule and register for events, visit CalendarWiz.com/SequoyahRegLib. Please continue to visit sequoyahregionallibrary.org/hflproject/ for updates and announcements about the construction project.
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