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In 2019 the Georgetown Library received a bequest of $1.16 million from the late Jean Flournoy Moody, who was a regular user of the Georgetown Library from around 1955 until her death in late 2017 at the age of 96. The Library Board gratefully accepted the gift and together with the Georgetown County Council decreed it should be used to improve the facility where Moody spent so much time, and that a portion of the improved building be named in her honor. 
The renovations
of the Library will include the construction of a new 4,000-square-foot wing. There will also be interior renovations including a larger auditorium, new office space, and the conversion of current auditorium space into meeting rooms. The library would also get new paint and carpeting as well as a lighting upgrade.  Because of the addition, the renovations will also include the relocation of the parking lot and associated drainage.  The work is expected to take about a year to complete.

As a temporary facility, the Georgetown Library has opened a mini-resource center for both adults and children at the Howard Center, 1610 Hawkins Street.  Limited services are available.  The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.















The general contractor indicates that construction is now on schedule.  It is hoped that Library staff will begin to occupy the building at the end of February.  Library shelving and the new entrance doors, with full ADA compliance, have been installed.


On the exterior, all walls have been power washed and the tan-colored pillars have been repainted to match the exterior of the new auditorium.  A “soft-opening” of the Library is planned for mid-April.


The Friends continue to be actively involved in the renovation project with our Library Landscaping Project.  Throughout the past several months the Friends have been working with professional landscapers and local gardening experts on a plan to landscape the areas around the new auditorium on the corner of Cleland and Church Street/Route 17. At the end of February, the landscaping has been completed with all planting and mulching work accomplished by Friends volunteers."  


See here for an update from Dwight Mcinvaill on the progress  

The Friends will be continuing throughout this period with all of our normal activities of Tuesdays With... lectures, book sales, community yard sales, the Yuletide Home Tour, and servicing of the Little Free Libraries throughout Georgetown.  As with events during the pandemic, we are being creative in how these activities will take place.  And we will keep everyone constantly informed through this website, by emails, and by community service announcements on GAB.

The Friends want to express our thanks and support to Dwight McInvaill, Library Director, and the entire staff of the Georgetown Library for the outstanding work that they have done and will continue to do throughout this time of transition.  

Together, we look forward to moving into our "new" Library!



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