The ceremony is open to the public and tours of the building will be offered along with light refreshments.
Mayor Jane Hughson, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Mark Smith, and poet E.D. Watson will speak at the event. Library Director Diane Insley will serve as master of ceremonies.
The dedication ceremony marks the completion of the $14.75 million bond project approved by voters in 2017.
The expansion added 28,000 square feet to the building and new modernized spaces such as a teen room, makerspace, technology hub, and enclosed children’s area. The updated library also includes study rooms, conference rooms, and a meeting space with seating for up to 240 people.
"We’ve been waiting for years to see this project become a reality and we’re excited to officially welcome everyone to the new space," said Library Director Insley. "Our goal with the expansion was to deliver a contemporary space that meets the growing community’s needs, and I think it does that and more."
Work on the library expansion and remodel was completed within budget and the new facility was opened to the public on May 24, 2021.