Pleasant Hill Library branch reopening party scheduled for December 4

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SOUTH AUSTIN

Pleasant Hill Library to reopen

The Pleasant Hill branch of the Austin Public Library will be hosting a big reopening party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at 211 E. William Cannon Drive.

Starting at 10 a.m., an inauguration ceremony and remarks by Board member Vanessa Fuentes, Deputy Director of the Public Library Dana Conners and Chairman of the Libraries Commission Pat Dabbert and a reading by the young poet laureate from Austin, Ireland Griffin.

The program will include a performance by the Akins High School Mariachi Band at 10:30 a.m., an Art Smart program for children at noon, a piñata for children at 2:30 p.m. and a performance by the Minor Mishap Marching Band.

Full-day family activities will include an outdoor walk with “Too Many Tamales” by Gary Soto, a children’s book and creative welcome messages. Outdoor activities will also include a chalk obstacle course, seasonal crafts, a photo booth, beanbag toss and bowling alley.

The Pleasant Hill branch was closed for renovation in 2019, this closure being extended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the upgrades included a roof replacement, a new HVAC system, electrical work and interior upgrades, including a new hardwood floor and a more vibrant color scheme.

Breakfast tacos, pan dulce, Aguas frescoes and coffee will be available in the morning.

After the reopening, the agency will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information: austintexas.gov.

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