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Apr 7 2010

Welcome Back To Embry Hills!

by Jnai W

Embry Hills Staff Members: (l-r) Zakiyyah Williams, Deborah Stone, Frieda Lesser, Ann Wooten and Jnai Walker

After a year of renovation, remodeling and expansion, the Embry Hills branch is now open to the public again. The little neighborhood branch on Chamblee-Tucker Rd. has undergone a dramatic transformation in size (an additional 4,000 sq.ft.  of space) and appearance.

Over this past weekend, the Embry Hills community had the opportunity to get a glimpse of their newly expanded library at Saturday’s  re-dedication ceremony.  Library staff, patrons and esteemed community members, including Library Trustees Eleanor Duke, Elizabeth Joyner and Dr. Curtis Clark and DeKalb County Commissioner for District 7, Connie Stokes, were on hand to commemorate the re-opening and to tour the facility. Thus far, community response has been positive (so much so that several patrons have already joined Embry Hills’ nascent Friends group).

Amber Northrop, Embry Hills Staff Member

For their part, the Embry Hills community has been quite patient with the expansion process, so they deserve our thanks and appreciation (The staff also greatly appreciates the patron who offered us a gift of chocolate truffles on our opening day! Thanks, Ms. Wieder!)

With excitement and anticipation running high, Embry Hills officially re-opened its doors on Monday at 11 am. In the first few hours, foot traffic was light but, as staff suspected, patrons began trickling in at around  2 pm, likely still operating on Embry Hills’ former business hours. But with an expanded space come additional hours of operation, so please be sure to visit us on  Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 am to 8 pm and on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm. For pictures of Embry Hills’ dedication and of the new building click here to see our Flickr page.

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