Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Austin Public Library Pleasant Hill Branch Hosting Grand Re-Opening Party Dec. 4


The Pleasant Hill Branch of Austin Public Library will be opening to the public on Saturday December 4, 2021, with a Grand Re-Opening Party for the community featuring live music performances, food and drink, and activities for families.

“We are very excited that the doors will be reopening for this important center for the South Austin community,” stated Austin Public Library director Roosevelt Weeks. “We believe the improvements made to the facilities at the Pleasant Hill Branch will enable Austin Public Library to serve this growing part of our community sustainably for years to come.”

The festivities will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and will feature indoor and outdoor activities for families until 4:00 p.m. There will also be breakfast tacos, pan dulce, aguas frescas and coffee available in the morning.

Pleasant Hill Branch Library Grand Re-Opening Party
Dec. 4, 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
211 E. William Cannon Dr., Austin, TX 78745

Scheduled events:
10 a.m. -  Ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from Councilmember Vanessa Fuentes, APL Assistant Director Dana Conners, Library Commission Chair Pat Dabbert, and a reading from Austin Youth Poet Laureate Ireland Griffin
10:30 a.m. - Performance by Akins High School Mariachi Band
12 p.m. - Art Smart program for kids
2:30 p.m. - Piñata for kids
3 p.m. - Performance by Minor Mishap Marching Band

All-Day family activities:
Story stroll "Too Many Tamales" by Gary Soto – outdoors
Children's book giveaway
Create “Welcome Back” messages – indoors
Chalk obstacle course – outdoors
Seasonal crafts – outdoors
Photo booth – outdoors
Bean bag toss – outdoors
Bowling – outdoors

The Pleasant Hill Branch was closed for renovation in 2019 with that closure extended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the improvements made are a roof replacement, a new HVAC system, electrical work, and interior enhancements including new wood flooring and a new, brighter color scheme.

Following the re-opening, the Pleasant Hill Branch will be open 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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