Bob Lutts / Simonton Branch Library

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 – – 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 – – 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 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 ( 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 […]

Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge For Kids, Teens, & Adults Starts May 25  

Fort Bend County Libraries presents special reading challenges during the summer to encourage reading among children from birth and up, as well as teens and adults. “Imagine Your Story” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Online registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge, which takes place at all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations, will begin on Monday, May 25, and continue through September 30. Children from infancy through school-age are invited to read […]


Would you like to learn a new language? Do you want to make yourself more marketable to an employer by being bilingual? Learning another language can have many benefits, and Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Transparent Language® Online” resource makes learning a new language easier than ever – plus, it’s free and accessible from home on your computer! The Transparent Languages resource offers online courses for people who would like to learn a new language. The database includes […]