Library News

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Curbside Service Unavailable Independence Day Weekend  

The Books & More! Curbside Pickup service at all branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be unavailable July 3-5, in observance of Independence Day.  Regular Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours at the libraries will resume on Monday, July 6. 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, contact the library system’s Communications Office at […]

Katy Library Activities

Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, it is offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. For more information or to request an appointment, call 281-391-3509. Items can be ordered online at www.hcpl.net. Grab-n-Go Lunch at the Katy Library Stop by the Katy Library this summer to grab a free lunch courtesy of the Houston Food Bank. Food will be […]

Libraries Present Introductory Technology How-To Videos Online  

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of introductory video demonstrations in July to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed. Each topic includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole series or the […]

Exciting Virtual Programs For Young Adults, Teens In July  

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 […]

 Libraries Present Introductory Computer How-To Videos  

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a series of introductory video demonstrations in June and July to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology. These how-to videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed. Each topic includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole series […]

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 […]