Branch Events Calendar
We apologize for the inconvenience. Due to the necessary installation of equipment, the South Regional Branch Library computer lab will be closed all day on Friday, September 12.
Thank you! we are excited about the installation of a new ceiling mounted projector.
Monday–Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday–Saturday 9am - 5pm
Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.
2014 Holiday Closings Calendar
January 1 – New Year's Day
January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 – President's Day
April 18-19 – Good Friday
May 26 – Memorial Day
July 4 & 5 – Independence Day
September 1 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran's Day
November 26 – close at 5:00 p.m.
November 27-29 – Thanksgiving
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day
From Houston/Galveston: Take I‐45 North. Exit Woodlands Parkway (a flyover exit). Take a right at the
light on Six Pines Drive. Take a left on Lake Robbins Drive, next to the Woodlands Pavilion. Continue on
Lake Robbins until you pass a small park on your left (HEB grocery will be on your right). The library is on
the LEFT side of the street, just after the park and before you come to the light at Grogan’s Mill Road.
From Dallas/Huntsville/Conroe: Take I‐45 South. Exit Woodlands Parkway. Stay on the feeder road, and
continue going straight on Lake Woodlands Drive. Just past the mall, take a right on Lake Robbins Drive
(the street is easily identifiable by its metal bridge over a lake). Continue on Lake Robbins Drive past the
movie theater and the Woodlands Pavilion. The library is on the LEFT side of the street across from HEB,
just after a small park and before you come to the light at Grogan’s Mill Road.
2101 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Branch Manager: Catherine Pells
Today, the South Regional Library is the busiest library in the system. The Library houses a collection of 133, 818 items. During FY 2012, 478,537 residents visited South Regional Library to attend programs, check out items, access computers and get assistance finding information.Equipment
Meeting Rooms - 1 large, 1 small
Study Rooms - 4 small
Open since 1976
At current location since 1994
Square footage – 30,000
Collection Size – 133,818
Circulation – 545,679
Cardholders – 62,029
Staff – 29
South Branch Library was opened in The Woodlands Information Center in 1976. In 1978 the South Branch Library on Many Pines Street was completed. The Woodlands donated the site and a federal LSCA grant for $75,000 was obtained to help fund the construction cost of the 5,500 square foot building.
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.
In January, 1992, the South Branch Library burned to the ground as a result of arson. However, about $800,000 in
insurance money was made available as a result.
Ray Bailey Architects was recommended by the Oversight Committee and approved by Commissioners’ Court as the Library architect in February, 1992. David Hennington was retained by the architect as the library consultant for the project.
In May, 1992, South Branch Library opened in temporary space of 10,000 sq. ft. in a former grocery store in Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center in The Woodlands, primarily with thousands of donated books.
In July of 1992, an LSCA grant of $100,000 was approved by the State Library to help with the construction of the new South Regional Branch.On February 9, 1993, the official ground breaking for the new South Regional Library and Central Library were held. On May 16, 1994, the old South Branch was closed so its contents could be moved to the new South Regional Library. On June 13, 1994, the new South Regional Library opened to the public and the old Central Library closed for its move. On September 10, 1994, the new South Regional Library celebrated its official grand opening.
Location: South Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
No book sale scheduled at this time.
Computer Classes are given Monday and Wednesday in the computer lab on the 2nd floor.
Novel Ideas Book Club
Please join us in the small meeting room every other month on the 2nd Thursday for lively book discussions and refreshments. The book club will be held at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Please choose which session you would like to attend when you register.
**Seating is limited. Please register in advance for the upcoming book discussion.**
The first 10 participants to register will get a free copy of the upcoming book to be discussed.
To register or ask questions, please call 936-442-7727 ext. 2344 or come to the 2nd floor reference desk.
Gumshoe Mystery Book Club
Location: Small meeting room
Please join us for lively mystery book discussion and refreshments. Seating is limited and registration is required. If you have any questions or you would like to register, please call 936-442-7724, ext. 2344; or come up to the second floor reference desk.
The first eligible 10 participants to register will get a free copy of the upcoming book to be discussed.
Nov. 4th - (Registration starts Sept. 3rd)
Teen Anime and Manga
Teens will discuss their favorite manga and get to see a selection of teen anime. Meetings usually take place the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm. However, the date and time may vary especially during holiday seasons. Please check the online calendar for confirmation of the date and time of the meeting.
Tween Book Club
At each meeting Tweens aged 9 through 12 will get to discuss that month’s book with each other, the Children’s Librarian, and the YA Librarian. Refreshments will be served. The first 15 tweens to sign up get a free copy of that month’s book. Sign up at the Children’s Desk.
Family Game Night
1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm - 7:30pm
An evening of board games with light refreshments, open to all ages.
Knit Club - Spinning Yarns @ the Library
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month from 9:30am – 11:00am
and 4th Tuesday of the month 5:30pm – 7pm
We share tips, learn new skills, exchange patterns and ideas, help each other, check out library books on our subject, laugh and have fun. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own project.
Meet the Author Stephen Harrigan—Winner of the 2014 Gulf Coast Reads!
Please join us to meet the 2014 Gulf Coast Reads author, Stephen Harrigan. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with a Texas author.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Large Meeting Room
-The first 15 people that register get a free copy of the featured book.
-Registration required: Call (936) 442-7727; ext. 2344 or stop by our Reference Desk. Registration starts September 2, 2014.
-Books will be available for purchase on site through Friends of the Library and book signing will be featured at this event.
-Please consider donating an item for “Every Soldier Deserves a Care Package.” The box for donations is located on the first floor from Septemeber 22, 2014 to October 22, 2014.
-Refreshments will be provided.
Contact Information – 936-442-7727 ext. 6363
Fall activities to be announced soon.