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Posted on: August 15, 2023

City to Host Grand Opening Celebration for Newly Constructed Westside Library Branch

Westside Library Grand Opening

The City of New Braunfels is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for the newly constructed Westside Branch of the New Braunfels Public Library. The new 8,800-square foot library branch will host a grand opening event on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

The grand opening event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30am, and then a variety of activities starting at 10am, like outdoor games, a petting zoo, food trucks, DJ music throughout the event, a performance by Ballet Folklorico at 12pm, and a foam cannon party at 1pm. Also, during the event, participants can paint ceramic tiles for a future wall installation and get a limited-edition Westside Branch library card.

“We are so excited to show off the newest addition to the New Braunfels Public Library system,” said Library Director Gretchen Pruett. “The addition of the Westside Library Branch gives so many more New Braunfels residents easy access to some amazing library amenities.” 

The Westside Library Branch offers over 15,000 books, DVD’s, newspapers, and magazines, along with a state-of-the-art meeting room with full audio/visual capabilities. The new branch also features a teaching garden, four study rooms, a teen area with gaming technology, and public computers with high-speed internet, printing, scanning, and faxing capability. There is also a Family Place area for Play & Learn Workshops, children’s early learning computers, and wireless connectivity throughout the facility. The new library branch will be open 6 days a week with a 24-hour book return and will offer a variety of library programs for all ages. 

The Westside Branch of the New Braunfels Public Library is located at 2910 I-35 Frontage Road. The grand opening celebration is Saturday, September 16th, 2023, from 10am to 2pm. A free shuttle to take attendees to and from the event will be available from the parking lot of Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 245 South Hidalgo Avenue. To learn more about the New Braunfels Public Library, including details about the Westside Library Branch Grand Opening, visit www.newbraunfels.gov/library.

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