The library opened its new north side entrance July 6 at 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound, and is now working on renovations to the original portion of the building as well as finishing the south addition.
When finished, the library will be roughly 40,000 square feet, nearly double its previous size, according to director Sue Ridnour.
Some notable upgrades to the nearly 20-year-old building will include three patios, two of which will overlook the Peters Colony Memorial Park when it is built in the next year or so. The third patio will have its own vendor area with options for drinks and snacks.
A teen lounge, a digital makerspace, additional study rooms and small-group meeting rooms will also be part of the completed renovation. A children's storytime room and a quiet reading room will also be available for use.
"I find it kind of amusing that in the architects' design, the storytime room and the quiet room are like literally as far apart in the building as they could be, complete opposite quarters," Ridnour said.
The building will have some basic features updated and will have a family bathroom. There will also be some added shelving, but primarily a lot more space for reading and relaxing, Ridnour said.
The architects of the original building, Komatsu Inc., are also the architects of the renovation and additions, making the two blend together well, she said.
"I think when it's all done, if you didn't know you'd never be able to tell that it was one building with two additions added onto it," Ridnour said.
Depending on the state of the pandemic, some areas, such as the digital creation space, may have delayed openings or may operate differently than intended.
Similarly, hours and the ability accept donations might continue to be affected by COVID-19 after construction is complete this fall.
Updates on library hours and operations can be found on the Flower Mound Public Library website or social media channels.