(June 3, 2020) The Frisco Public Library will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, June 4 with new operating hours and capacity. The library will open its doors from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on M/T/TH/F/Sa. The facility will be closed Wednesdays and Sundays.
Governor Abbott’s latest executive order limits library capacities to 50%. That means the capacity for the Frisco Public Library will be limited to 136 people, not including staff.
The first and fourth floors will be open; however, the second ‘Children’s’ floor will remain closed for now. Materials catering to children and youth can be placed on ‘hold’ or library patrons can request an item for ‘checkout’ while you wait.
The public computers, wi-fi, and business services such as scanning and self-service printing will be available. Patrons may also place an order for 3D printing. However, the Makerspace will remain closed.
The drive-thru book return and curbside pickup services will continue.
“In fact, curbside and online services have been so successful that about 40-percent of our library’s collection is in Frisco homes,” said Shelley Holley, Director, Frisco Public Library. “We’ve been averaging about 760 items being ‘checked out’ each day since our library closed due to the pandemic.”
Online services and virtual programming will continue, as well. This year, the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge will take on a virtual twist.
“It’s been reinvented,” said Holley. “Children can log on and complete a summer reading mission designed by our team. Once missions are complete, readers can earn a badge, which comes in the form of a coloring page. Once colored, we hope our readers will hang in their homes or post on their windows for neighbors to see. Also, our popular summer programs, which typically involve special guests, will be featured on facebook live and posted online.”
Parks & Recreation: Play Frisco!
The City of Frisco’s three spray parks will open June 5. The Frisco Athletic Center began offering free weights, summer camps and limited, group exercise on June 1.
For more information, go to PlayFrisco.org or FriscoLibrary.com