Closed since an electrical explosion in October 2015, the main Framingham Library will re-open on Saturday, June 11.
The Lexington Street library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 11.
New paint and new ceiling tiles and a top-to-bottom meticulous cleaning of the library to get rid of soot, makes the main library look bigger and brighter.
Saturday’s day-long celebration will feature juggler Bryson Lang at 11 a.m., magician Peter O’Malley at 2 p.m. and a jazz performance by the Willie Sordillo Trio at 3:30 p.m.
The kickoff event Saturday is part of the library’s “community re-engagement campaign” hoping to bring patrons back to the main Library.
“Renewal@FPL” will feature special events all summer long, said Assistant Library Director Lena Kilburn.
The library even plans to waive outstanding fines for customers who return library books and other borrowed materials by Labor Day.
The library will be closed on Sunday, June 12 and then re-open on Monday, June 13.
Starting June 13, the 49 Lexington Street library will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.
The return of the popular Friends of the Framigham Library book sale will be on Saturday, June 18. The book sale room will be open on June 11.
And the children’s department will kick off its summer reader program, with a circus theme on Saturday, June 18, too.