Norcross has the most modern Public Library in Gwinnett, Georgia

  • The newest Gwinnett Public Library in Georgia opened in Norcross.
  • The facility will serve to serve the Hispanic community in this County.
  • County authorities celebrated the opening of the major study center.

By Elan Reyes Pineda

The most modern and extensive Gwinnett County Public Library, in Georgia, was installed in the city of Norcross, one of the most important historical-cultural events that this area has recorded, because this center will serve to inform, educate, promote recreation and promote a friendly site for Hispanics, North Americans and other destinations.

The executive director of this study center, Charles Pace, visibly happy to have achieved the reinstallation of the Public Library, stressed that readers will be able to enjoy learning laboratories with a low noise level, 40 computers, electronic and audio books, as well as the “open access”, for those who want services after hours.

The importance of the Library

Charles Pass, director of Norcross Public Library. Photo: Elan Reyes

“The inauguration of this Norcross library has great significance for the Latino community and will be open for free to them,” said Pace, an academic with a long career as a librarian in various states of the American Union.

For this he has been recognized with positions as a reference librarian at the Brooklyn and Dallas Public Libraries, branch manager at the Houston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library.

A very modern Library

Photo: Elan Reyes

The imposing building adjoins a public square and Lilian Webb Park, but it is noteworthy that its stretch is highly reflective and its entire structure was built with the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) system.

This is a scientific combination that fits with the planting of drought tolerant plants and an efficient drip irrigation system.

What do the authorities say?

Craig Newton, Mayor of Norcross. Photo: Elan Reyes

The mayor of the city of Norcross, Craig Newton, said that “now we have something very important to love”, because it is part of our growing city with a Hispanic community that is increasingly active and that is why they will enjoy a quiet environment, a pedestrian plaza and a parking floor for 128 vehicles, financed by SPLOST.

“It is an opportunity to unite the two population sectors, which in my opinion we must always be united,” he said.

Services for all

Photo: Elan Reyes

In addition, he gave importance to the fact of belonging to the Well Común American organization, where diverse cultures coexist through events in the city.

Therefore, it is an obligation to continue supporting all the contributions that the different groups continue to offer to Norcross, and that they must take advantage of spaces such as those offered by the “Public Library Norcross Branch”.

To serve the Hispanic community

Victoria Hopkins, Director of Communications and Marketing. Photo: Elan Reyes

For her part, Victoria Hopkins, Director of Communications and Marketing at this reading and learning institution, said the idea was to convert a place to serve all.

Especially to the Latino community, whose largest number of Hispanics in the state of Georgia are in this city.

Impact on the metropolitan area

Photo: Elan Reyes

This building belongs to the county of Gwinnett, whose authorities collect taxes to carry out this type of work and therefore the entire complex belongs to the community, he explained.

Given the importance of the event, the launch of this interactive center was also attended by Nicolle Hendrickson, highest representative of the Board of County Commissioners, Ben Ku of the Commissioner of District 2 and Wandy Taylor, president of the Board of Directors of the Public Library of the Gwinnett County.

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