The Carnegie introduces honor book system

The Carnegie in downtown Newnan is inviting the public to participate in its new honor book system. The honor books are donated for the purpose of trading and sharing reading experiences with others. Honor book criteria: * You loved the book (no dumping of titles no one would want to read, space doesn't allow for that).
* Books need to be in excellent condition. * Hardback or paperback. * Fiction or non-fiction. * Adult, young adult or children's books. * Drop off donations and fill out a comment sheet at front desk. Choose a book, take it with you and, upon completion, return it to the Carnegie with your comments in the space provided for the next person to enjoy. All books are one way donations and become part of the honor book system, said Amy Mapel, Carnegie media coordinator. "We are excited to introduce the honor book system to the Carnegie," said Mapel. "I think it will enhance the reading opportunities for the Carnegie patron." Carnegie -- recently returned to use as a reading room facility -- is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The building served as a library until 1987 when a new facility was constructed on Hospital Road. With its iconic lighted sign that states the "City of Homes" on top of the building, citizens recognize the Carnegie when they drive through historic downtown. The Carnegie restoration was funded by the city of Newnan's General Fund and partly by 2007 Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Carnegie's cost to be renovated was more than $1.5 million dollars to the city. For more information on the Carnegie, visit www.ci.newnan.ga.us or email amapel@cityofnewnan.org


More Local

Drug suspect seeks refuge at home of off-duty officer

When fleeing from the police, make sure you don’t unknowingly try and get help from an off-duty police officer. But that’s what ... Read More


Communication breaks down in Grantville

Monday’s Grantville City Council meeting was almost over before it even started. Council Member Barham Lundy called for the meeting to ... Read More


Sells to seek re-election

Grantville Mayor Jim Sells has officially qualified to run for a second term as mayor of Grantville. His qualifying Monday comes less than o ... Read More


Persons of interest sought in slaying

The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are still investigating a slaying that occurred in Meri ... Read More


Woman tries to slip marijuana to inmate

A woman was arrested Saturday after authorities at the Coweta County Jail caught her attempting to pass marijuana and tobacco along to an in ... Read More

Man arrested for hiding LSD in shoe

After two men charged with the possession of marijuana were transported to the Coweta County Jail Friday, authorities discovered one of them ... Read More