January 19, 2022

Georgia: The New Public Library in Twiggs County Closes Due to Lack of Funding

UPDATE November 22 The library is once again open.

The new Twiggs County Library facility opened about two weeks ago.

County commissioners will meet again on Friday. Approx. $45,000 is needed to reopen the library.

From The Telegraph (Macon, GA):

The Twiggs County public library closed Tuesday without employees knowing when it would reopen.

Closing for lack of funding, doors were locked at the library at 7 p.m. At the same time about a block over at the Twiggs County courthouse, the county commission meeting that could have given it a reprieve was called to order.


In the end, the county commission did not pass funding $14,000 for the library to continue operations for the rest of the


Brand new, the library facility features a computer lab where Disbennett plans to hold classes, and a reading area with a stage for puppet shows for children.

“They keep saying we overspent,” said Disbennett, “I say we were underfunded.”

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A disagreement between Commissioner Tommie Lee Bryant and Chairman Ken Fowler temporarily interrupted the meeting before the library vote, almost resulting in Commissioner Bryant being forced to leave the room.

However, the chairman called the sheriff to the front to keep the peace, and they resolved the issue quickly.

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