“Meet Me At Main” for the Main Library Reopening Celebration This Weekend 

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

The renovated Main Library is reopening with a family-friendly weekend packed with music, food, and activities. See for yourself why the Main Library will be your downtown destination at the Reopening Celebration July 12-14!

Meet Me at Main!

The Main Library is where our community comes together to learn, create, thrive, discover – and celebrate! We’re inviting you to “Meet Me at Main!” and join the party. Bring your friends and family to explore your renovated Main Library at a weekend celebration of family fun!

Join a weekend of music, food, one-of-a-kind events, and plenty of fun for all ages with attractions including:  

  • Ribbon-cutting celebration 
  • Live music from local DJs, artists, and bands  
  • Kid-friendly activities and games  
  • Guided tours  
  • Storytimes with local celebrities and sports mascots 
  • Panels and workshops  
  • Food trucks  
  • Giveaways 
  • and much more! 

Find the latest on what’s planned for the Main Library Reopening Celebration at CHPL.org/main.

Help Break a World Record

On Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., be a part of history as the Library attempts to break the world record for most library card signups in one day! All ages are welcome to participate.

Every person who signs up for a library card (or shows that they already have a library card) on Saturday will have a chance to win raffle prizes. Capture this exciting moment using CHPL's custom photo backdrop.

Discover New Features at the Downtown Main Library

Journey through three floors and 540,000 square feet of books, movies, music, and more in the refreshed South Building with new spaces and services for you to enjoy, including:

  • Redesigned spaces like meeting rooms and interactive areas for kids and teens
  • The new Catherine C. and Thomas E. Huenefeld Story Center to record and share history with future generations
  • Social stairs that connect all floors and highlight local musical history
  • Outdoor plazas with new public art and spaces to gather
  • Return of the beloved book sculpture 
  • Phronesis, a new large-scale light sculpture

See construction photos and read more details about this project on CHPL's Building the Next Generation Library webpage.

The Downtown Main Library renovation is guided by CHPL’s Facility Master Plan, which outlines improvements to your 41 library locations with input from more than 3,000 community members.

Learn about all that’s planned for the Main Library Reopening Celebration at CHPL.org/main. What are you most looking forward to exploring? Let us know in the comments below!