The Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library is hosting a reopening celebration for the community on Saturday, December 1, from 1- 3 p.m.#The celebration will feature crafts for kids, music courtesy of the Gwinnett School of Music, and demonstrations of several high-tech services that were introduced as part of this year”s efficiency upgrade.
“The Five Forks project has given us the opportunity to increase efficiency through new technologies that will not only create a more cost effective building to operate, but also a better experience for the customer,”# explains Gwinnett County Public Library Executive Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam.#”TechStudio in particular takes what we offer to the citizens of Gwinnett County to the next level.”#
New services include:
- TechStudio offers library customers access to professional quality software for image and video editing, design, and media creation.# Software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop will be available to the public.
- An automated sorter processes books 24/7, as they are returned by customers.
- An exterior vending machine for 24/7 access to customers who need materials when the library is closed. The machines will be about the size of a standard vending machine, holding up to 500 items.# A variety of materials will be available for check-out with a valid library card.
For more information about the Five Forks reopening, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org, call (770) 978-5154, text (770) 450-5305, or find GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.