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  1. Sat Jun. 10

    1. Play & Learn at the South Garland Branch Library It’s playtime! Families can participate in Play & Learn, a weekly event where families with chil...
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    2. Family Read & Play at the Walnut Creek Branch Library A fun, interactive program filled with stories, songs and playtime! 10:30 Playtime with friends ...
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    3. Escape Room: STEAM Edition at the North Garland Branch Library This event is full! Participants will work in teams to solve STEAM-related challenges and eventually...
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    4. Craft with Pride at the South Garland Branch Library Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a special craft celebration. Embrace your true colors and create y...
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    5. Make a Macramé Coaster at the Walnut Creek Branch Library Participants will be introduced to macramé crafting and find out what materials are needed, where to...
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    6. Lego® Club at the Central Library Express This program is full! Lego® Club members (ages 6-15) will enhance their creativity by participating ...
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  1. Mon Jun. 12

    1. Play & Learn at the Central Library Express Stop by every Monday and Friday morning for some fun open play! For children ages 0-6. No reservatio...
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    2. STEAM Lab at the Central Library Express Each STEAM Lab will consist of stations featuring activities on a centralized theme. Attendees may t...
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  1. Renovation Info
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Garland’s Central Library will undergo renovations beginning April 16. The renovations will incorporate life and safety upgrades to the building, as well as changes to make the library more attractive and functional for the community. Expected changes include additional study and meeting spaces, a revamped community room, and a redesigned children’s area. 

The renovations will likely take 12 to 14 months to complete. In the interim, the Central Library will serve the community from a temporary location at the former Garland Women’s Activities Building, 713 Austin St., just down the street from the current library site. 

What hours will the temporary Central Library be open? 
Central Library Express – will retain the same hours of operation: 
Sunday: 2 to 6 p.m. 
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

What services will be available at the temporary location? 
During the renovation, library staff will provide service to the downtown area from both Central Library Express in the former Women's Activities Building (Central Library Express) and the library kiosk planned for installation near the Downtown Square.  

Central Library Express will offer: 
Wireless Internet access, public computers, and other technology 
Reference services 
Indoor and outdoor programming for all ages with limited seating 
New and in-demand materials collections 
Holds pickup area 
Browsing collection (kiosk on the Square) 

Will service at Garland’s branch libraries be affected? 
There are no planned disruptions because of the Central Library renovation, but your branch may be busier than it has been in the past.  We are planning for this and will do our best to make this a positive experience for everyone. 

Branch Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday: 12 to 8 p.m. 
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday and Monday: closed