Library News

October Children’s Programs At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, will present a variety of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, and After-School Breaks – during the first three weeks of October. These activities will NOT take place during the last week of October because the library is an election site, and early voting will be taking place during that time. Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays […]

Texas Libraries Invited to Apply for 2024 Grants from Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for its next round of annual grants programs to Texas libraries on Oct. 24. TSLAC’s Fiscal Year 2024 grant offerings include Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Special Projects and Regional ILS Cooperative grants, as well as a new grant program specifically geared toward funding Summer Reading Club programming. More information on this grant program will be released in November 2022. Accredited […]

Learn About Using Linkedin At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Program

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special program, “Introduction to LinkedIn,” on Wednesday, October 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. LinkedIn is the world’s largest social-media network for professionals and is a great vehicle for connecting with other business people. Find out how to make the best use of LinkedIn to network and engage with contacts and businesses. […]

Get Ready For The Holidays At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Programs

It’s never too soon to start preparing for the holiday season! Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present two programs in October to start off the fall and winter holidays. “Professional Holiday Portraits on a Budget” will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. Learn how to take professional-looking holiday portraits with lighting equipment commonly found around one’s house or garage. Hands-on demonstrations will […]

Libraries Celebrate 75Th Anniversary With Diamond Jubilee On October 8

Fort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Founded in 1947 by 12 women in a Share-a-Book Club, the library system will salute the fabulous ‘40s with a day of good, old-fashioned fun! An official welcome ceremony will kick off the event at 11:00 am, in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater, but activities are planned throughout the day. Food and […]

Deadline Nears For Children’S Illustrations For Libraries’ 75Th Anniversary

The dream of a Fort Bend County library system began 75 years ago – in 1947 – when 12 members of the Share-a-Book Club wanted books to be in the hands of every man, woman, and child in the county. Through perseverance and determination, and the overwhelming support of the citizens of Fort Bend County, those 12 women made their dream a reality. From a humble beginning of 1,000 books, a temporary room at Rosenberg […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Fair Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries — which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch, the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, and the Mission Bend 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 for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional […]

Needlecrafters Invited To Nifty Needlers Club At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

Needlework enthusiasts are invited to a monthly “Nifty Needlers” club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Friday, September 16, between 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Share tips, get ideas and inspiration, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow needlecrafters! People of all experience levels who enjoy any type of crocheting, knitting, or sewing are invited to attend to get other needlecrafters’ […]

Libraries Present Craft Programs For Adults In September

Fort Bend County Libraries will present hands-on programs in September for crafters who would like to learn new crafts or network and share ideas with others who appreciate crafting of all types. Find inspiration, get feedback, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other crafters during these free events. The schedule of activities in September is as follows: “Fall-Themed Paper-Wreath Craft” – Tuesday, September 6, 2:00-3:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy. Celebrate the […]

Friends Of Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library Host Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will host a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, September 17, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, in the Annex next door to the library, which is located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. People who love books, people who love bargains, and people who need to get rid of some spare change will find a lot in common at the book sale, where they will discover adult and children’s books, DVDs, […]