After five months of renovations, Plano’s Davis Library is celebrating a grand reopening this weekend with fun for the whole family with just enough time to get ready for the summer program kickoff.
Renovations started April 2021 after the $5.3 million renovation was approved in 2017. The renovations include the adding a dedicated children’s program room, new study rooms, additional meeting rooms, and expanding the children’s area to double in size.
The grand reopening starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks with Mayor John B. Muns, followed by bubbles, giant games, refreshments, LEGO Engineering challenges, educational activities, 3D printing demonstrations, photo opportunities, and more. The event will conclude at 5 p.m.
The library is located at 7501 Independence Pkwy and will return to normal business hours this week. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Davis Library will kick off its summer program from 12 to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4. The theme is Discover Your World, and children will get stamps in their library passport for each activity or program they participate in, including 3D printing, art, dinosaurs, drawing, finance, history, poetry and more.
Davis will also host a Movie and Video Games program, where the Plano Symphony Orchestra will turn movie and video game tunes to life at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 and a Mad Science – Amazing Oceans program where participants will dive into the science of sea life at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21.