The San Marcos Public Library will showcase its full expansion and remodel when it reopens to the public on Monday. Above, Library Director Diane Insley shows off the library's new local history room. Below, the exterior of the library has been given a modern look. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter
The San Marcos Public Library’s newly expanded library will open to the public on Monday.
The library’s renovation and expansion project adds 28,000 square feet to the building and will feature an enclosed children’s room, a makerspace, teen room, technology hub, children’s area, study rooms, conference rooms and a 240-person meeting room.
The library’s expansion was voted on by San Marcos residents in 2017. Over 76% of residents voted yes to Proposition 2, which funded the $14.75-million expansion of the city library.
With the library reopening, it will resume regular hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday opening at 1 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m.
The library, which had been offering curbside services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, discontinued curbside options Friday.
The City of San Marcos will host a formal dedication ceremony for the library on June 18, which will include remarks from city staff, a grand tour and an appearance by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett.