New Frisco Library to Open in March


The interior of the new Frisco library | Image by Lifestyle Frisco

A new library is coming to Frisco in March, according to an announcement by officials.

The library made the announcement Wednesday and said there would be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. that day.

An open house for the library follows until 5 p.m. when the new Kid’s Club, MakerSpace, and TinyTown spaces will be showcased.

The T-Rex skeleton named Rexy will also be shown to guests.

The new library is more than 155,000 square feet and occupies a former rocket factory that has been repurposed to suit the new library’s needs.

The location will also include a mezzanine floor, an area for quiet reading, and a terrace, among other things.

The new library in Frisco has been in construction since 2021. The original one at city hall was closed in December after the contents of the library were transferred to the new location

Originally, the library was slated to be built in the fall of 2022, but supply chain issues and other problems set it back.

Frisco residents voted in 2019 for $62 million in bonds to help fund the Frisco Library Project.

In October, Frisco Library Director Shelley Holley told Community Impact that moving from one building to another was an incredibly detailed process that involved the transfer of more than 250,000 materials to the new building.

Holley said the new building would require additional staff to run smoothly. But the building was designed, she said, with “lean thinking” regarding services. Depending on whether or not traffic increases, the library might have to take a different approach.

“We feel well prepared to handle three times the size [of the current library] with the staff we have today,” Holley said. “I can’t promise we can handle three times the traffic [and] business with the staff we have today.”

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