GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Library Board is expected to receive a budget proposal for reopening the East Hall branch when it meets Tuesday night.
This comes a month after talk surfaced among some county officials about possibly turning the building into a clinic for county employees. The library branch was closed several years ago when the county was grappling with a budget deficit brought on by the recession.
"At our last board meeting I discussed how we could use the East Hall library building," library system director Adrian Mixson said. "By moving our entire Technical Services and Processing staff to the building we could turn the meeting room into a computer lab for the public and use the computer and processing staff to keep the lab open while doing their 'back room' work."
Mixson said it would take 8-10 months to make the move since the staff work areas in Gainesville would need to be taken over there (to the East Hall site) "piece