After nearly eight months of repairs and renovations, the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, May 5. The Volusia County Council will join Daytona Beach city officials in celebrating the reopening of the 47,500-square-foot library and the opening of the adjacent Rachel Robinson Play Yard at 10 a.m.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include refreshments, children’s activities, information tables staffed by community partners, and a bounce house and speed-pitch game provided by the Daytona Tortugas. The City of Daytona Beach is planning a fun run/walk along the Sweetheart Trail after the ceremony.
The play yard, a partnership between the county and the city, has been named after Rachel Robinson, a nurse, professor and civil rights activist who was married to baseball legend Jackie Robinson. The County Council will unveil an interpretive panel that will honor her life and accomplishments.
The play yard, which is fenced in, includes playground equipment and two pavilions. Children and their parents or chaperones will be able to access the playground through the library during regular library hours.
Overflow parking will be available at 250 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Votran will provide a shuttle service to the library and back from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Library services will resume at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Children’s activities are scheduled inside the library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, the library will resume normal operating hours, which are from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The library has been closed since Sept. 11, when Hurricane Irma flooded the building, causing extensive damage.For more information about the ceremony, contact Pat Kuehn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-748-3989.