1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  1. What's Happening
    Keep Up With Us

June 2023

28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
  1. Wed Jun. 7

    1. Baby Bounce and Read at the North Garland Branch Library Babies, from newborns to 18 months, and their caregivers can learn, play and grow in this storytime ...
      Read On
    2. Preschool Discovery at the South Garland Branch Library Children ages 3-5 will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, crea...
      Read On
    3. Play & Learn at the North Garland Branch Library Make time for Play! Play and Learn offers educational toys and games, books, and early literacy acti...
      Read On
    4. Cuentos y Cantos at the Central Library Express Este tiempo de cuentos en Español se dedica a preparar a su hijo para ingresar a la escuela. Acompáñ...
      Read On
    5. Baby Art Club at the Central Library Express Babies (6-18 months) will listen to a short story and then work on a baby-safe painting activity rel...
      Read On
    6. Family Fun Time: Gardening at South Garland Branch Library Join us for an afternoon of STEAM-related activities. No registration is required.
      Read On
    7. Game On at the Central Library Express Teens! Come test your Wii gaming skills with friends, new and old. Snacks will be provided. Limited ...
      Read On
  1. Thu Jun. 8

    1. Preschool Discovery at the Central Library Express Children ages 3-5 will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, crea...
      Read On
View All Events
  1. Renovation Info
  2. Library Info
  3. Checkouts / Holds
  4. Library Cards

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