John and Judy Gay Library Construction

Construction Updates

The long-awaited expansion of the John and Judy Gay Library has arrived! Check out this page regularly for construction updates.

September 27, 2019

We've got steel! The steel beams are up and the expansion is finally taking shape. Construction has also begun on the sidewalk in front of the library. Take a look!

Sidewalk Construction

August 17, 2019

Construction crews have begun pouring concrete for the building expansion. Wondering what the expansion will look like? Take a peek at the interior design schematic

Concrete Work 8.17.19

July 17, 2019

We have a road! The concrete has been poured for the road connecting the John and Judy Gay Library to the Gabe Nesbitt Park. This will give patrons another route to exit and enter the library. This area will also feature an adjoining parking, so no more fighting for a parking spot!

Newly Poured Concrete Road

June 14, 2019

The temporary wall is up! This wall will help separate the library from the hustle and bustle of construction. Due to its placement, this will also limit the number of people allowed in the programming rooms so make sure to register for programs to ensure your spot! Register for programs here

Wall in Youth Area

June 11, 2019

Summer is here and so is the groundwork for the John and Judy Gay Library Expansion. Take a look!A Peek Through the Window

June 4, 2019

The book drop on the west side of the John and Judy Gay Library is officially closed! For your safety, please do not enter this construction area on foot. Please return materials inside the building or at one of our remote drop locations

Book Drop Closure

May 15, 2019

Within the next week, the book drop located on the west side of the John and Judy Gay Library will be closed due to construction. Patrons may either drop their materials off inside the library or use one of our two remote book drop locations:


Westgate Shopping Center, U.S. 75 at Louisiana St. (105 S. Central Expwy., McKinney)


Legacy Texas Bank, Hardin Boulevard at Eldorado Parkway (2976 Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney)

JJG Outside Book Drop

April 30, 2019

It has only been a week since the groundbreaking but look at how much progress has been made! The John and Judy Gay Library sign has been removed from the east wall and the construction crew is hard at work. 

Progress of the John and Judy Gay expansion

April 23, 2019

The official groundbreaking ceremony took place at the John & Judy Gay Library, and the interior design schematic was presented.

JJGL Interior Thumbnail

April 16, 2019

Demolition of existing corner porches on the east side has begun. The U.S. and Texas flags have been temporarily removed as the flagpoles will be taken down due to construction on the sidewalks and road. 


Construction on the east wall

March 19, 2019

Construction has begun on the road that will extend from the current John and Judy Gay driveway to the Gabe Nesbitt Park exit to the west. This second exit is required due to library expansion. This road will bring with it additional parking, landscaping and a wide walk area. 


Construction on new road

March 12, 2019

The construction crew has started to set up the construction site. They will be breaking ground at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the field to the east of the library. Shovels and hardhats will be present for the ceremony. Check out the event.


Construction crew putting up fence