Workers move a shelf of books to the Davis Library ahead of its scheduled closure on Dec. 4 to complete a renovation project. (Courtesy of the City of Plano)
Plano will temporarily close Davis Library on December 4 to complete a $ 5.3 million renovation project that has been underway since April. The library, located at 7501 Independence Parkway, is slated to reopen in the spring, according to the city website.
The renovation project is part of a bail measure approved by city voters in 2017. Plano library manager Libby Holtmann said the biggest changes customers will see when the city reopens Davis library will be more usable spaces and new lighting.
“The children’s area has doubled in size,” she said by email. “There will be two large program rooms available for public use. Across the covered walkway in the shared use facility, there will be study rooms and collaborative workspaces.
The additional spaces will be a “huge benefit” for library patrons, she said.
“The Davis Library has always experienced a high demand for study space and collaborative workspace,” Holtmann said via email. “The improved children’s area will provide families with much more space to browse materials and participate in hands-on learning activities.
During its closure, Davis Library staff will move to other libraries in the town of Plano.
The same bond measure is also funding a Harrington Library renovation project that began last month.
“We are delighted that the residents of Plano voted to approve these two bond projects in 2017,” Holtmann said via email. “The additions to both libraries will benefit the community for years to come.”