The Troup-Harris Regional Library has announced plans to renovate the LaGrange Memorial Library in LaGrange, GA. Once completed, the new facility will be the seventh version of the library to provide services to the LaGrange community since being established in 1921, when the LaGrange Woman’s Club opened and operated the first public library in the Queenie Heard House.
The reimagined library will require a full renovation of the current building, providing the community with a new layout, furniture and finishes, spaces for programming, and much needed infrastructural improvements such as a new roof, humidity controls, and a new exterior surfacing. It is estimated the total project cost will be $5.8M, supported by state and local partners. It will allow the library to potentially expand their current square footage of 37,000 to nearly 40,000 square feet. This project, which the library hopes will begin construction next spring, will be the third capital improvement the library system has made over the past few years, with the new Hogansville Library in 2016 and the new Harris County Library which opened in March of 2018.