Shotwell Library closes for remodeling and expansion

Library closes beginning August 28

Post Date:07/28/2017 9:16 AM

The Tony Shotwell Branch Library will be closed beginning August 28, 2017, and lasting into January of 2018. The Shotwell Library is being expanded and renovated to better meet the needs of customers, defining areas for children, teens and adults, and creating higher visibility within the Shotwell Recreation center.  

With movable book stacks, a central customer service counter, more functional staff area, and new children’s programming space, the larger library will still offer computers, gaming, books for all ages, graphic novels, a Spanish collection and DVDs in an updated, organized layout. Pardon our closure and dust as your library system continually strives to be relentlessly relevant to our Grand Prairie community.  

Many programs will continue during construction, taking place in a Shotwell Center program room. Teen Time will continue to meet each week, as well as children’s programs like Book Babies, Toddler Time, Kinder Ready, and Read Play Learn. Your library card is also valid at both other Grand Prairie libraries, and can access ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, comics and more from our eBranch.

The Tony Shotwell Library is located inside the Tony Shotwell Life Center at 2750 Graham St. It is the newest branch library in the Grand Public Library System. For more information about the Grand Prairie Libraries, call 972-237-5700 or visit us online at

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