Fort Bend County Libraries

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Fair Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Friday, September 23, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 24. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Public […]

Libraries’ Summer Reading Clubs Start May 30

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   Fort Bend County Libraries presents special reading clubs during the summer to encourage reading among children, middle-school students, teens, and adults. Registration for the 2016 Summer Reading Clubs will begin on Monday, May 30, and continue through August 27, at all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations. Library programs and activities for children and teens begin during the week of June 6, and continue through July 30. There is no charge to join the […]

3rd annual Literary & Fine Arts Festival & Parade in partnership with Katy SUMMERfest

Fort Bend County Precint 3 Comissioner Andy Meyers featured with students from Katy ISD and KVPAC cuties. Photo by Debi Beauregard

Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers and Fort Bend County Libraries are hosting the 3rd annual Literary & Fine Arts Festival & Parade in partnership with Katy SUMMERfest on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library located at 2620 Commercial Center Drive in Katy. The festival includes: *An essay and art contest for participating students in Fort Bend ISD, Katy ISD and Lamar CISD campuses […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Embrace New “Beam” Technology To Help Visitors

There is always something going on at Fort Bend County Libraries – whether it is an interesting talk, a fun program for kids, or new features and services. To help keep library patrons current on new happenings, Fort Bend County Libraries is embracing BluuBeam iBeacon technology that will send out alerts to patrons’ smartphones when they visit different parts of the library. The alerts, or “beams,” are location-specific, which means the message a patron receives […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Improve Website Accessibility With Browsealoud

Fort Bend County Libraries is working to improve patrons’ ability to access information from the libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) by installing a BrowseAloud screen-reading tool, making the website more reader-friendly to anyone with reading difficulties, dyslexia, or mild visual impairments, as well as those people whose primary language is not English. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is being spoken in a high-quality, human-sounding voice. The new feature can magnify text […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Joins International “Big Library Read” E-Book Initiative

Fort Bend County Libraries invites the public to join in the “Big Library Read” eBook-reading initiative, an international eBook reading program connecting millions of readers around the world simultaneously with the same eBook at the same time, from March 17 through March 31. The 2016 selection for the “Big Library Read” is American Sniper, the New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. American Sniper was the source for the blockbuster movie […]

Free Income-Tax Help At Fort Bend County Libraries

  Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system from February 1 through April 18. Income-tax forms will no longer be available at the libraries, but patrons may use the libraries’ computers and printers to download and print out the forms from the IRS website, www.irs.gov, during regular […]

Libraries Announce Family Reading Club This Winter

The popularity of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults inspired the library system to add a similar program for families during the winter season. The Family Reading Club will begin on Sunday, January 24, and will continue for six weeks through March 5, at all branches in the Fort Bend County library system. This six-week program is designed to encourage families to read, learn, and have fun together. Families […]

Newborns Receive Special Welcome During Children’s Book Week

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In celebration of Children’s Book Week, January 24-30, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will continue its annual tradition of welcoming newborns to the wonders of books. Every Fort Bend County baby born during this week may receive a special baby book bag, courtesy of the Friends of Fort Bend County Library. Each bag contains a book, a bib, a special certificate, a list of suggested reading for children, and information on parenting and on library […]

Library Holiday Closure

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which include the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books or music, streaming movies, or using the research databases. For […]