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  1. Sat Jun. 3

    1. Summer Reading Kick-Off at Winters Park Come participate in activities and games for all ages including face painting, bubbles, and balloon ...
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    2. Little Art Explorers at the South Garland Branch Library Let's get messy, create, and grow together! In June we're exploring collages and making suncatch...
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  2. Sun Jun. 4

    1. Summer Reading Kick-Off at the Central Library Express Stop by the Central Library Express for family-friendly games, bubbles, and Kona Ice for kids while ...
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  1. Mon Jun. 5

    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. Summer Reading Adventure Interactive Labs at the Central Library Express: Mad Science Join Mad Science for an exciting interactive presentation themed around the Library's Summer Reading...
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    3. Summer Reading Adventure Interactive Labs at the Central Library Express: Mad Science Join Mad Science for an exciting presentation themed around the Library's Summer Reading Adventure a...
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    4. ESL Conversation Classes at the Central Library Express Improve your general English skills in a casual setting.
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  2. Tue Jun. 6

    1. Baby Bounce and Read at the Central Library Express Babies, from newborns to 18 months, and their caregivers can learn, play and grow in this storytime ...
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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