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Hairston Crossing Library: A Hidden Gem!

A new close-to-home library!

Today, I stumbled upon a library I once visited back in the 80’s….once.  At the time, it was very small, had very little to offer, and, in my humble opinion, didn’t deserve a second visit.  Oh, how very wrong I was, for not keeping up with what the County was doing!

Nestled back off the road, visible only by the County-approved uniform sign, sits Hairston Crossing Library!  A newly renovated, large and beautiful facility that has SO much to offer!  You simply MUST visit this library!  Here is a small sampling of the things they offer:

  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Teen and Children’s areas
  • Computer area (and plenty of them, too!)
  • Movies and DVDs
  • Magazine area
  • Book sale area
  • Storytelling room
  • Craft classes
  • Family movie afternoon
  • Chess club
  • Health classes

The renovation of this beautiful facility was the result of a bond referendum and
reopened its pristine doors in April 2011. The library expanded from 4,000 sq. ft. to a monstrous 18,000 sq. ft! You’ll be delightfully surprised when you drive up and walk in the doors.  There are plenty-a-plenty of areas to snuggle up with a good book and read for hours. There are desks for studying, lounge areas, and lots of peace, quiet and solitude. Staff is very friendly and helpful, always there to assist you. If you do nothing else, you simply must make a point to visit this
library! You will find it near the intersection of Redan Rd. and S. Hairston in Stone Mountain, just east of S. Hairston, on the right past the Kroger and before you get to the old Pike’s Nursery.

I left with the purchase of a book (one I’ve always wanted to add to my collection) and the excitement knowing I have a brand new place, close to home,
I can visit regularly.  I will be back, again and again!

Add their website to your Favorites so you don’t miss a thing!: http://www.dekalblibrary.org/branches/hairston-crossing.html

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