Bob Lutts / Simonton Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries Encourages Aspiring Writers With Story Spinners Club               

Join other aspiring writers at Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Story Spinners Writing Club” on Thursday, June 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The topic for June is “Character Arcs.” This program will be a virtual session presented via Zoom; it will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the event will be emailed a link to a Zoom meeting, and they may join the discussion from the comfort of home. From beginning blogger to published […]

Participate In Libraries’ Book Clubs From Home  

Book lovers don’t need to let COVID-19 social distancing keep them from sharing their opinions and feelings about books with other readers. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer a different format for book-club meetings this summer – all book-club meetings will take place online through Zoom so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from the comfort and safety of home! Fort Bend County Libraries’ book clubs represent a wide […]

Libraries Start Facebook Group For Summer Reading Challenge Virtual Programs               

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) will feature virtual programming – pre-recorded videos or live-streamed – so that families can participate from the comfort and safety of home. For easy access, the virtual programs for Youth (infant through Middle School) will be posted in two online locations – the FBCL website and a special “Fort Bend County Libraries Summer Reading Challenge” Facebook group on the FBCL Facebook page. The […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professional

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in June for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These programs will be virtual sessions presented via Zoom; they will NOT be in person. These introductory classes will take place on Thursdays June 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 10:00 to […]

Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge Features Virtual Activities & Performances    

Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer a different format for Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) programming this year – all activities will be presented virtually so that families can participate from the comfort and safety of home! Videos of Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, and Middle School Programs will be posted on the FBCL website each week, beginning June 1. Age-appropriate stories, songs, and puppet shows will be featured […]

Libraries Present Virtual Demonstrations For Crafting Enthusiasts  

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of virtual, craft-themed video demonstrations to introduce people to new hobbies and activities, and to give current crafters inspiration and new ideas. These craft-demonstration videos can be viewed by selecting “Virtual Programs” on the “Classes and Events” tab on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – and finding the programs on the dates listed. “Bullet Journaling” – Friday, June 5. A Bullet Journal can be used to keep […]

Exciting Virtual Programs For Young Adults, Teens In June  

This summer, Fort Bend County Libraries will offer fun, virtual programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs will be either live-streamed via Zoom or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the live-streamed programs only. An email with the link for the Zoom meeting will be sent to all who register. The pre-recorded how-to videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – by clicking on the “Classes […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Memorial Day Weekend  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours at the libraries will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases. For more information, […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Unveil E-Card Feature  

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is introducing a new e-Card option on Monday, May 11, that gives Fort Bend County residents access to electronic resources, such as downloadable e-books and audiobooks, music, streaming movies, e-magazines, online homework help, and research databases – all of which can be used through the FBCL website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) without needing to go to the libraries’ physical locations. Fort Bend County residents, who do not currently have the standard library card, […]

Libraries Adjust To Virtual Format To Continue Service To Public

With the health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) librarians are “thinking outside the box” to continue meeting the needs of county residents. The library buildings themselves are not currently open to the public, but that does not mean the libraries’ resources are not available. Many of FBCL’s electronic resources can be accessed from home through the libraries’ website. eBooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, research databases, and even streaming movies are available […]