Million dollar state-of-the-art library to be built in Milledgeville

The Collins P. Lee Branch will be housed in Harrisburg Park.
Future Library Entrace Funded By Other Sources

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Senator Jon Ossoff announced Friday, $1.2 million has been allocated for the Collins P. Lee Branch of Middle Georgia Regional Library System.

According to Carlos Tobar, Manager of Baldwin County, The Collins P. Lee Branch will be housed in Harrisburg Park. He says Collins P. Lee served in many different roles in Baldwin County, but most notably was the first African-American to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.

The million dollar state-of-the-art facility is part of the Harrisburg Neighborhood Revitalization and Master Plan, that was published on March 14, 2016.

Future Library Interior Funded By Other Sources

“Through hope, dedication, support and love we will build on the strengths of our historic community to provide opportunities, education and quality housing to meet the dreams of families, youth, and seniors of Harrisburg,” said Tobar. “Our leadership, commitment, and experience proves that we can create a sustainable, vibrant and transformed community.”

He says the park’s enhancements in recent years, the housing being rehabilitated in 2023 and the upcoming construction of a state-of-the-art library is making the vision a reality.

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