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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Davis Library Closes to Accommodate Heavy Construction

Davis Library front exterior

This week the City announced the temporary closure of the Davis Library because of a construction project that began in April. Until recently, the staff has been able to “work around” the renovation at the Independence Parkway facility. However, as work progressed, disruptions to patrons and staff increased.

This location will close on Saturday, December 4 to ensure everyone’s safety during the heaviest (and loudest) portion of construction. 

Patrons are encouraged to visit and return materials to one of the other four library locations (Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig). Donations can be taken to Haggard, Parr and Schimelpfenig ONLY. The nearest library to Davis is Schimelpfenig, only 2.7 miles away.

The $5.3 million dollar project, funded by the 2017 voter-approved bond referendum, will expand services and extend part of the library into the Joint Use Facility across the breezeway. Improvements include:

  • Doubling the size of the children’s area
  • Adding a dedicated children program room
  • Creating a new study room for easier research
  • Adding additional multi-purpose meeting rooms

Because of the temporary closure, the project should be finished at least two months earlier. Davis Library is expected to reopen by spring 2022. By speeding up construction, it will also save money.

Safety is the City’s top priority. We ask for patron’s patience during this time as we create a bigger and better Davis Library.

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