Ralston announces $1.3M in state funds for new Fannin County Public Library

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced a state grant of $1,383,000 to fund a new Fannin County Public Library. Local government will provide an additional $582,000 for a total project cost of $1,965,000.

“This is a tremendous win for our community, and this new library will be an important asset for years to come,” said Speaker David Ralston. “Whether it is inviting a child to read their first book, empowering a young person to research their higher education options or allowing community groups to gather, libraries touch people of all ages and enrich their lives. I want to thank County Commission Chairman Stan Helton and the Mountain Regional Library System for their efforts in making this new library a reality.”

The new Fannin County Public Library will be located in the old Whitepath building, purchased by Fannin County in 2019.

The new library will be located in the old Whitepath (Van Raalte) building in Blue Ridge. Fannin County will also be relocating its government administration offices to this building, freeing up office space in and easing traffic congestion around the Fannin County Courthouse. 

Fannin County purchased the Whitepath building in 2019.

1 Comment

  1. Cynthia Queen January 4, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Libraries are the final bastion for intellectual freedom. Having a strong library is critical for the citizenry of Fannin county and for Georgia.

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