The Tucker-Reid H. Cofer branch of the DeKalb County Public Library located at the end of Church Street has been serving the Tucker area since 1965. The building was renovated and expanded in 1988. Plans have been finalized for construction of a new library located on Lavista Road. The project will begin in July 2008 and is projected for completion in the summer of 2009. This project is funded by the 2005 Bond Referendum that residents of unincorporated DeKalb County approved for the improvement of transportation, parks, greenspace, and library infrastructure.
$54,540,000 is allocated for the library portion of the referendum which currently has 13 proposed projects. Three of the thirteen projects are located in our area. In addition to the new Reid H. Cofer library in Tucker, the library branches at Embry Hills and Northlake will undergo renovation and expansion also to be completed by the summer of 2009.
At 25,000 square feet, the new building for the Tucker Library will more than double the size of current library and offer an additional 31000 volumes. The new library will offer a 150 seat meeting room, 12 seat conference room, Youth services area, Teen area, Audiovisual collection area, Magazine collection area and a Library cafÃ©. Public computers will be increased from 14 to 42 and there will be a computer lab equipped with 12 computers.
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