Plano Library Speaks, Special Episode: Davis Library
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Your hosts Bob and Rachel interview Library Manager Brent Bloechle about the Davis Library remodel for Plano Library Speaks. In this episode, we go over the many new features and spaces of the 2017 Bond Project that was completed in May 2022. The Grand Reopening featured a ribbon cutting, a visit from the #MoreThanBooks outreach van and more bubbles than you can imagine.
Joint-Use Facility and Study Rooms
One of the major changes to Davis Library is the addition of the Joint-Use Facility. Previously, the front of the building was used by Neighborhood Services, who moved to a new location in Downtown Plano. Davis Library now has this space for eight study rooms, plenty of tables and chairs for people to work at, as well as staff workspaces. In the hallway outside of the study space is where you will find the vending machines and ATM mentioned in the podcast.
Bookable Program Space
Near the return sorter inside the library is a new program room, which can be split into two spaces. Read more about the Room Rental policy here.
The children’s area is more than twice the size it was prior, with plenty of developmentally appropriate toys for families to enjoy. This space also houses Board Books, Easy (picture books), Early Readers and Junior collections. There are tables throughout the shelves for kids and families to use for projects, studying, reading and more.
Young Adult Area
The Young Adult collection is toward the northwest corner of the library, and offers plenty of seating and tables for teens to work on projects and read. This is a great space for teens to come after school to complete group projects!
Additional Seating and Work Spaces
While the Joint-Use Facility has specific study rooms available, there is plenty of seating and work spaces throughout the main library.
Like with all Plano Public Library locations, we have computers, printers, copiers, scanners and self-check kiosks available for the community to use. Self-check kiosks are placed around the library for easy check-out, like near the Holds shelves and in the children’s area.
Of course, if there is something you’re looking for and aren’t sure where to find it with the remodel – find one of our library staff and ask about it! Library staff are eager to help you get what you need.