New Norcross library set to open this week

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NORCROSS — Gwinnett County will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the new Norcross Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The new branch — located on a 1.6-acre site connected to Lillian Webb Park — is about twice as large as the previous Norcross Branch facility.

Features include 45 computer stations, three learning labs, two study rooms, a meeting room that can fit 120 people, an outdoor pedestrian plaza and a 128-space parking deck.

The library and parking deck are the result of a partnership with the city of Norcross. The County’s share of the project is funded by the 2009 and 2014 SPLOST programs.

The new library is at 5735 Buford Highway in Norcross.

According to the library website, the library will officially open to the public on Wednesday.

Why do libraries matter?: In the era of ebooks, Amazon, and digital reading, you may wonder why news coverage of libraries is still important. Libraries are about more than just books. If you think all you can do at a library is check out books, you haven’t been to one in a while. Your local library is a community center that offers classes and programs, and more to individuals and families.