Downtown Dade City Library Closing June 26 for Remodeling

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 24, 2021

Changes at Hugh Embry Library will better serve our customers

Downtown Dade City Library Closing June 26 for Remodeling

The Hugh Embry Library is turning a page!  Pasco County Libraries is pleased to announce an exciting, new chapter for the downtown Dade City library, which includes a complete, floor-to-ceiling renovation.

The extensive work is set to begin shortly after the library’s closing Saturday, June 26, 2021.  To see a rendering of the completed Hugh Embry Library, click here:

The renovations are part of the General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) Referendum Pasco County voters passed in November 2018.  Each library in the county’s system is being remodeled to provide you a better experience.  Work includes:

  • Updated Technology                         
  • New Furnishings
  • High-efficiency Air Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet

“Most of the libraries were built in the 1980s, and we’re excited to completely reimagine the library experience for everyone in Pasco County,” said Libraries Program Manager Bob Harrison. 

The Hugh Embry Library is expected to reopen in Spring 2022.  Meanwhile, you can continue to check out books and other materials at open library branches throughout the county, including the newly renovated New River and Centennial Park branches.  The South Holiday Library remains closed for remodeling.

For more information about Pasco County Libraries, including the library catalog, E-content, programs, events and links to all Pasco County Library branches, visit:


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