Frisco Library Building Nears Completion, Staff Preps for Opening

Frisco Public Library is moving to a new location, with over 200 computers being set up and 24,000 books being added to its collection. The library inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Building closed on Dec. 9 and will reopen on Feb. 4 at its new location at 8000 Dallas Parkway according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,

“More than 200 computers are being hooked up and more than 24,000 books will be added to the library’s collection.

More than 24,000 books purchased for Frisco’s new library will soon be shelved, as employees prepare for opening day next month. 

The Frisco Public Library inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Building permanently closed Dec. 9, and will reopen Feb. 4 at its new location at 8000 Dallas Parkway.”

The Frisco Public Library’s new $62 million building is set to open on February 4, relocating from the George A. Purefoy Municipal Building. It was built after a 2019 study showed that the library was in need of more space. Residents supported the relocation with a bond vote. Library staff are preparing for opening day and expect “wow moments” from the public according to a Community Impact article which says,

“In 2019, Frisco residents voted in support of a $62 million bond to relocate the library from the municipal center after a study found the city’s library needed more space. The shelves were nearly full, and the library had circulated 1.37 million items in 2015. 

“I think that we have exceeded anyone’s expectations,” Cheney said. “When … they walk through those doors the first time, I think there’s gonna be a lot of wow moments from the public.””

The Frisco Public Library is in the final stages of preparation for its opening day, with the integration of 24,000 new books into its collection underway. The library’s IT department is also working to set up 205 computers for Wi-Fi access for visitors.