Harris County Public Library

Katy News Q&A: Katy Library Branch Manager Desmond London

Katy Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris poses with Katy Branch Library Manager Desmond London (photo courtesy Chris Harris)

By George Slaughter Desmond London, the Katy Branch Library manager, began his role in July. Originally from Wisconsin, he has a background and education in library management and worked in education before joining the Harris County Public Library system. 1. You earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in library management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. How did you get interested in library management? I got interested in libraries during my time as an undergraduate student […]

Harris County Libraries Remains Closed But Continues Virtual Programming and Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, we are offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. Request online or contact us at 281-391-3509 to place orders or for more information.   Monthly Take-Home Craft Kit at the Katy Library Pick up a children’s craft kit each month at our no-contact curbside pickup. Even though the library’s closed, the fun doesn’t […]

Library Commemorating Its 25th Anniversary Saturday

Courtesy Maud Smith Marks Library

By George Slaughter The Maud Smith Marks Library celebrates its 25th anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday with a cake cutting and other events, including a book character contest, a book spin contest, and a book race contest. The celebration will also include square dancers, games, crafts, a magician, a visit from Mother Goose, and contests and snacks. Remembering Maud Smith Marks Maud Smith Marks, the library’s namesake, lived in the early 20th century. She and […]