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Three Neighborhood Libraries to Re-open Monday, May 3: Gritters, Kemp, Sweetwater

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April 30, 2021

Beginning Monday, May 3, three more Cobb County libraries will re-open for Limited Service as the library system continues to expand operations throughout the community, officials say.

The three facilities reopening May 3 – each known as neighborhood public libraries – are Gritters in northern Cobb at Shaw Park; Kemp Memorial in western Cobb; and Sweetwater Valley in the City of Austell’s Threadmill Complex in southwest Cobb.

This round of re-openings for limited services follows the return of in-person library hours for nine Cobb libraries in March and mid-April. Public libraries across the globe have implemented safeguards like closing the facilities to the public and limiting hours to prevent community spread of COVID-19 over the past 15 months.

The in-person limited service hours and locations of the three libraries are:

  • Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta 30066. Monday, 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. 770-528-2524.
  • Kemp Memorial Library, 4029 Due West Road, Marietta 30064. Monday, 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesday-Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. 770-528-2527
  • Sweetwater Valley Library, 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 100, Austell 30106. Monday, 10 am – 7 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday and Friday, 1 – 6 pm; and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. 770-819-3290.

For information on Cobb library hours, programs and services, visit