Cedar Park Public Library reaches 40th anniversary

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The library is located at 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The library is located at 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Cedar Park Public Library reached its 40th anniversary Jan. 17.

The library first opened at the Cedar Park Plaza Shopping Center in 1981 and moved to a remodeled laundromat later in the year, according to the city. The library moved to its current location in 1990 and expanded in 2001 from 7,300 square feet to 25,500 square feet.


To celebrate the anniversary, the library has several events planned, including:

  • Jan. 25: birthday storytime and launch of The Battle of the Books

  • Jan. 26: virtual escape room

  • Jan. 27: birthday storytime

  • Jan. 28: library birthday trivia

  • Jan. 29: pick up crafts, special activities for adults and children

  • Jan. 30: birthday storytime


The city will build a new library in the planned Bell Boulevard Redevelopment Project. The new 40,000-square-foot library will be about 57% larger than the current building with a large outdoor area for library and nonlibrary events. Cedar Park City Council approved a resolution Dec. 17 to authorize a $3.11 million design agreement with Lake Flato Architects Inc. for the new library. Cedar Park voters approved a bond proposition to fund the new library in 2015. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/library

By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.