Warmack Library Closes August 20 to Complete Expansion
After remodeling the Main Library and Shotwell Library, the Grand Prairie Library System has begun a major expansion and remodeling project of its southernmost branch, the Betty Warmack Library.
The Warmack Branch Library will be closed Monday, August 20 through February 2019 so that library expansion can be completed. After August 20, the bookdrop at the Warmack Library will not be available. Your library card is good at the Main Library, 901 Conover Dr., Shotwell Library at 2750 Graham St., or visit gptx.org/library and use your library card to place an item on hold and pick it up at the Lake Parks Book Locker, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway.
All program information is subject to change.
Raise a Winning Reader Programs Starting September 10, regular children’s programs will be held in the gym at the Grand Prairie YMCA located at 4556 S Carrier Pkwy.
Full STEAM Ahead on Tour! we will be taking Full STEAM Ahead on the road. All programs are registration only; please visit tinyurl.com/GpLibraryEvents or search Grand Prairie Libraries on Eventbrite.com. For questions, contact Linda Laib at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972.237.5798. Select afternoons at 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 26: Lonestar Park
- Wednesday, October 3: Grand Prairie Landfill
- Wednesday, October 10: GP Development Center
- Tuesday, October 16: IKEA
- Wednesday, October 24: Grand Prairie Municipal Airport
- Wednesday, November 7: Trinity Water Authority
Teen programs at the Warmack Library will be on hiatus after August 20.
The Warmack Branch Readers' Guild will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room (ask at the front desk) of the Main Library.
- September 10: Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George
- October 8: Hidden Figures, by Margot Shetterly
- November 12: The Leaves, by Lisa Ko
- December 10: Woman in the Window, by AJ Finn
The Second Saturday Stitchers will also meet at the Main Library, from 9 am to noon on the second Saturday of each month.
Built in 2001, the 10,000 square foot Warmack Library was named for long-time library supporter Betty Warmack, who over the years has served with the Friends of the Library, the Library Foundation, and Library Board.
As its popularity with visitors has grown over the years, the Library’s current meeting room space has become inadequate for programming demands. Popular programs often overflow into the body of the library, bringing noise and distractions to readers.
Construction will will continue for approximately 12 months. The Warmack Library will stay open for the first nine months of construction, then close to the public for the final three months.
The Warmack Library will grow by 65%, adding 6,500 square feet. The expansion project will result in two program rooms, as well as 4 study rooms. The children’s and adults’ areas will expand, and a new teen area (with gaming space) will be created.
The Warmack Library is located at 760 Bardin Rd. 972-237-5770. Visit us online at www.gptx.org/library