The new 10,500 square foot library will be located on a site that once served as the Johnson Street School prior to 1950. The desire is for the new facility to serve as a community gathering place and technology hub with a look that is consistent with the historical district where it will be located. The new library is to be designed for a future addition and to be situated to complement the adjacent Johnson Street Park. Following a number of input meetings, the public had high expectations for the new library: to be a center for teens thru gaming and computing, offer education programs and conferences to the surrounding area, be technologically competitive with 3-D printers and internet access both within and outside the library, provide rooms for tutoring and incorporate an exterior covered area to enjoy the park. The library is to be a place for “enjoyment and recreation – a people gathering zone.”
The library is partially funded by a $2.0 million State of Georgia Capital Outlay Grant. The Hogansville library is currently in design.