Completed in 2008, Coweta's Central Library was the first new library built in the county in two decades. Its design was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, allowing it to blend beautifully with its surroundings. Light enters the building at multiple levels, thanks to the differing roof heights.
Common areas of the library are centralized, with more intimate reading, studying, and gathering areas on the outskirts. The Central Commons has a circular customer service desk, surrounded by dynamic displays of new and popular books. A reading nook with comfortable leather seating allows perusal of magazines and newspapers. The adults side of the building houses the Teen section, with popular magazines and graphic novels in a relaxed setting. Numerous modern computer terminals and printers are also housed in the adults area, along with a collection of new fiction and non-fiction selections, and several study rooms.
The children's side of the building has a crafts area, a meeting room for story times and programs, and of course a large selection of books for children of all ages. A DVD collection and computers with games for kids are fun additions, and adults will appreciate the large collection of parenting books.
Coweta County Project - SPLOST 2002
Central Library Cost: $6,181,479.28
The Grantville and Senoia branch libraries were also funded with SPLOST, but each received state grant reimbursement dollars which were returned into the SPLOST fund.