Hundreds of New E-books Available to Texans through their Public Libraries

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has purchased licenses for new e-books that are now available through the E-Read Texas program. E-Read Texas is an online program that makes electronic books freely available through the SimplyE app, which is easily downloadable at no cost through an app store. The program was created to support digital content for libraries serving communities with populations under 100,000. The new titles, which include a special curated list of […]

Libraries Support New Writers With National Novel-Writing Month Online Activities

In recognition of National Novel-Writing Month in November, Fort Bend County Libraries encourages fledgling writers or anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel to join in this coast-to-coast annual writing challenge. Established in 1999, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a creative-writing project designed to empower and inspire vibrant creativity among aspiring writers, who are encouraged to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November. Throughout the month, Fort […]

Libraries Continue To Support Communities During Closures & Social Distancing

 Although the buildings that make up Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, library staff have continued to be hard at work meeting the needs of the communities they serve. “We know that many people are struggling to find jobs, apply for unemployment, navigate school decisions, and find access to free services, and we want to assure everyone that we are still available to help virtually,” says Library Director Clara […]