Welcome to Central Library


Location:
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
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Phone: 936-539-7814

@centralmcmls

Adult Services Coordinator:
Greg Tramel ext. 6250

Youth Services Coordinator:
Laura Harper ext. 6242

Circulation Coordinator:
Ruby Chandler ext. 6244

Genealogy Department

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

Genealogy Hours

2017 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 2: New Year's Day
January 16: Martin Luther King Day
February 20: President's Day
April 14-15: Good Friday.
May 29: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 4: Labor Day
November 10-11: Veteran's Day
November 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 23-25: Thanksgiving
December 23-26: Christmas

Amenities:

Public Computers Public Computers Wi-Fi Wireless Internet
Photocopier Photocopier (b/w) Printer Printer (b/w & color)
Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms Study Rooms Study Rooms
Computer Classes Computer Classes eBook Assistance eBook Assistance
Displays Displays/Exhibits Group Tours Group Tours
Outreach Outreach ServicesChildren's Computers Early Learning Computers

Library Friends of Conroe:
Book Sale Chair - Vicki Christopher
Phone: 936-788-3888
e-mail: lov2read@consolidated.net
Membership Form

Montgomery County Library began as a collection of 1200 volumes housed in a Conroe School Recreation Center and operated by a women’s group known as the HUB Club. In 1947, the group appealed to the County to make the library a tax-supported function of County government.  In 1948 the Library was taken over by the County and a budget of $25,000 provided.  Katherine Ard was hired as its first librarian and a bookmobile was put into operation to serve outlying areas of the county.  In 1950, the Library was moved to a vacant automobile showroom on North Frazier. In 1955 a bond election was held for a new Library facility. $300,000 was approved, and a new Library, located at 400 N. San Jacinto, was completed in 1957. It was 10,000 square feet. A second bookmobile was added in 1967.  Also in 1976, the carport, breezeway, and terrace of the Central Library were enclosed to add 3,000 square feet. In 1980 another 2,000 square feet was enclosed at the Central Library, bringing the total square footage to 15,000. On June 21, 1980 a fire in the Central Library damaged the interior and destroyed many books.  The Library closed until April, 1981. Bookmobile service was discontinued in 1983.

In January, 1991, County Judge Alan Sadler appointed a citizens library task force to examine the needs for library service in Montgomery County.

In August, 1991, the Library Task Force gave its report to Commissioners’ Court, recommending a bond election for $9.25 million to build a 50,000 sq. ft. Central Library in Conroe, a 30,000 sq. ft. regional branch in The Woodlands, $100,000 toward a new Magnolia Branch, $500,000 for new books for the system, and $750,000 for automation & computerization of the system  A bond election for the Library system was held November 5, 1991, and $9.25 million was approved by a 63% vote.

On July 25, 1994, the new Central Library opened to the public. On September 17, 1994, the new Central Library celebrated its official grand opening.

Located near a major thoroughfare, the Central Library provides children’s programs, computer classes, free Internet access and information services to the community. The branch also has a security guard on staff. The Central Library currently has 152,520 items in its collection. The branch also has a security guard on staff.

The Central Library houses the system Administration offices, including the office of the Library Director, Acquisitions, Technical Services and Programming.

Statistics: During FY 2015, the Central Library circulated 297,139 items and increased to 53,368 cardholders.


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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer Reading.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Adults

Adult Historical Fiction Book Club

Join us for tea, snacks, and discussion! We will be reading a different work of Historical Fiction each month.

Date: One Thursday a month, as designated below
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Location: Small Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7712 ext. 6252 or email us.


Kids

Preteen Book Club

A program for ages 9 - 12 years to discuss some of your favorite books. To prepare, read a Fiction title of your choice and bring a 'visual' you think will help you tell us about your book.

Date: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM.
Location: Children's Program Room

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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer Reading.
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Computer Classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge.

July Calendar    August Calendar

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Needlecrafts: A Good Yarn

Enjoy knitting and crochet as we meet to show current work, talk, and work on current projects.

Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Small Meeting Room


Resume Workshop

In partnership with Workforce Solutions, we offer Resume Workshops periodically throughout the year.

Date & Time: Please refer to the calendar
Contact: 936-539-7814 ext. 6256


Spanish Conversation Club
First Meeting - September 28, 2017

Adults, ages 18+, are welcome to come and practice Spanish in a relaxed setting. Basic conversational Spanish is required for participation.

Date: Last Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Small Meeting Room
Contact: 936-539-7814 ext. 6246

Check the calendar to confirm the date and time

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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer Reading.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Baby & Me Storytime (Birth - 18 months)

A program of songs, rhymes, and movement for the very young.

Date: Thursdays
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Children's Program Room


Toddler Storytime (Birth - 3 years)

A program of books, story boards, songs, and activities.

Date: Thursdays, September - May
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Children's Program Room


R.E.A.D.® to the Dogs (4 - 12 years)

Practice reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month, September - May
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Children's Program Room


Preteen Book Club (9 - 12 years)

A program to discuss your favorite books. To prepare, read a Fiction title of your choice and bring a 'visual' you think will help you tell us about your book.

Date: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM.
Location: Children's Program Room