(December 17)​ Pickens County Library Construction Project Update, December 2021

The scheduled renovation and expansion of the Pickens County Library building in Jasper continues to progress. Hogan Construction Group mobilized on-site in late November. The start of the project was initially delayed due to supply chain issues in the steel industry. As of December 17, Hogan Construction Group has completed the interior demolition work, most of the grading, and about 50% of the site work. The next steps are to relocate utility lines, complete exterior grading, and pour footings for the addition.

The Pickens County Library building, located at 100 Library Lane, is closed to the public while construction is underway. While the library is closed, a temporary, limited-service library location called “Pickens Grab & Go” is available inside the Mountain Education Charter High School building, located at 339 West Church Street. At Pickens Grab & Go, library patrons are able to check out and return materials, place and pick up library holds, request interlibrary loans, pay fines, and browse a selection of items from the library’s collection. Two express computer stations are available for users to access Wi-Fi, print, and make copies.

Pickens County Library programming, such as storytimes and other events, will continue and take place at off-site locations. To view the library’s full programming schedule and register for events, visit calendarwiz.com/sequoyahreglib Please continue to visit sequoyahregionallibrary.org/pcl-project for updates and announcements about the construction project, as well as up-to-date service hours for the Pickens Grab & Go temporary service location.