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Major Makeover Celebration at the Library

  • Date: 11/10/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  
  • Location: Main Library
    901 Conover Drive
    Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
  • Introduction: The Main Library celebrated its recent remodeling with a ribbon-cutting and Open House

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The Grand Prairie Main Library invites you to help celebrate its "Major Makeover" with an open house from 5 to 7 pm. After a  ribbon-cutting and brief remarks at 5pm, , the event continues with refreshments, activities, and special guests until 7 pm.

The Main Library was closed from January through May of 2016 for an extensive remodeling project, reopening just in time for its biggest Summer Reading Club ever. The Library reopened with a new children's area, new programming spaces, new study rooms, new shelves, new furniture, and a whole new look. Some finishing touches (such as light fixtures and signage) have been added over the summer, with workers moving around library guests. tree

The children's area became the Parent and Child Center. Supporting a range of developmentally-targeted programs, it encourages children and caregivers to learn, laugh, and explore together under our learning tree. Just past the bubbling water wall, activity walls and learning tools help children make connections with their environment through play and manipulation.

Two additional meeting rooms (one teen-specific) have increased the number of programs that can be offered simultaneously. Study spaces have been expanded to accommodate more people, but be quieter and better-lit, with closing doors, dry-erase boards, and power outlets.

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New all-in-one computers for the public eliminate crawling under a desk to insert a drive or connect headphones. Throughout the library, work areas with handy outlets make it even easier to charge your phone, laptop or tablet while you study, read or work. For guests on the go, self-check-out will get you back to reading faster.

Our most popular items, such as dvds, audiobooks and new books, are given a featured spot in our new Discover area, close to the entrance. Local history and genealogy collections have been given their own room, ROOTS, featuring a glass mural of Grand Prairie photos, documents and people. Soon, ROOTS will welcome online files of the Grand Prairie Daily News, currently being digitized.

The Grand Prairie Main Library is located at 901 Conover Dr. 972-237-5700. Visit us online at www.gptx.org/library

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