Grand opening for the new Clemmons Branch Library set for Thursday, June 17

Published 9:55 pm Sunday, May 30, 2021

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The new Clemmons Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library system will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17. The branch is located at 6365 James St., which is less than a mile from its current location.

“Our library system has had a presence in Clemmons since 1964,” said Library Director Brian Hart. “We’re proud of the fact that we’ve been able to grow with the community and that we’re now welcoming a second generation of Clemmons customers to a beautiful new space.”

Forsyth County voters approved a $40 million bond that funded a major renovation of the downtown Central Library and construction of new branch libraries in Kernersville and Clemmons. Ground was broken for the new Clemmons Branch on Aug. 15, 2019.

The 20,000-square-foot branch has spaces devoted to teens and children. The branch also has a large auditorium and smaller multi-purpose room, a makerspace, three small meeting rooms, a quiet reading room and a sunny, spacious courtyard.

The branch will have collaborative technology in all of its meeting spaces, gaming stations, a 3D printer, a 3D laser cutting printer, Cricut machine, sewing machines, self-checkout and updated public computers for all ages.

The last day for the current Clemmons Branch at 3554 Clemmons Road to operate was Saturday. The branch closed after Saturday and begin moving books and other materials to the new location.

“We’re happy to offer our loyal Clemmons customers a beautiful new space, as the world reopens,” Hart said. “We hope that the community will be excited about our Summer Reading program which offers a variety of programs related to crafts, nature, community issues and of course, reading.”