Speakers included Judith Golden of the Houston County Libraries, Ned Sanders Chairman of the Commission, and Governor Sonny Perdue.
Sanders thanked Chairman -Elect Stalnaker for his hard work on this project, as well as the citizens of Houston County.
" The citizens of Houston County made this possible because they voted for the SPLOST."
The SPLOST is the special purpose local option sales tax that helped pay for this project and many others around the county.
Sanders said that this library will be a great addition to the community and enhance the quality of life around the county.
"This is another example of the progress of Houston County. This, with the librarian Warner Robins and the library which is the queen of the library system in Perry, this adds to it in a way that will enhance the quality of life for all Houston Countians, especially on the north end of the county."
Governor Purdue agreed saying," Kindle and E-readers haven't made page turning books go out of style. You need buildings like libraries for that rounding out of a good quality of life."
Governor Purdue said that he wanted to be here today because libraries are very important to communities.
" Libraries are important for the communities for cultural affairs and the life long learning aspect. Whether you're young or old libraries still hold a place of learning. And it says something about a community that values its citizens enough to build places where we can come and search the shelves for books that we love to learn from and learn to recreate from."
The Governor says he also wanted to be here today because he had been here two years ago at the groundbreaking.
" It's a beautiful building, I know it will be filled up with books after the first of the year and I know the citizens are really looking forward to it."
The library will remain open at the old location until December 30. The new location will officially open to the public on January 24.