Branch Events Calendar
Monday–Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday–Saturday 9am - 5pm
Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.
2013 Holiday Closings Calendar
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24-25 – Christmas
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
2101 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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.
For more information on SMC Friends of the Library book sales or other events, please email us at Info@smcfriendsofthelibrary.org. Visit the SMC Friends of the Library homepage for information on upcoming events and meetings.
No booksales scheduled at this time.
Computer Classes are given Monday and Wednesday in the computer lab on the 2nd floor.
As the Page Turns...Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every other month at 10:00am and 11:00am (2 separate sessions) Registration is required.
Dec. 4 - Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
Registration begins October 3rd at 2:00pm
The first 10 participants to register will get a free copy of the upcoming book to be discussed.
Light refreshments will be served at the meetings. To register or ask questions, please call 936-442-7727 ext. 2344 or come to the 2nd floor reference desk.
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.
Teen Anime & Manga flyer
Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC)
Teens ages 13 to 17 interested in volunteering September through May at may do so through this group. Teens are required to attend monthly mandatory meetings held the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:00pm.
During these meetings teens help prepare for the monthly events at which they can volunteer. For every hour spent in a meeting or volunteering at a library event teens will receive a corresponding volunteer hour. An information meeting about the YAAC group is held the first Wednesday in August each year.
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.
Contact Information – 936-442-7727 ext. 6363
Children's Activities Flyer
Mother Goose Time – Thursdays at 9:15am and 9:45am
Early literacy for infants. Space is limited to 40 - tickets required.
Toddler Time – Mondays at 10am and 11:00am
Builds on Monther Goose Time by introducing children to books and stories with simple language and predictable plots. Introduces toddlers to the idea of library manners and listening skills.
Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays at 10am and 10:30am
Builds on Toddler Time - stories are longer and more complex. Space is limited to 40 - tickets required.
Fall Storytime Schedule
Beings the week of August 26th and concludes on December 12th. Storytimes are not held during Spring Break. See the Childrens Activities Flyer for guidelines and more information.
Dates: Dec. 4th
Combines storytime with visual cues and tactile activities. Most appropriate for children with a sensory processing disorder, such as autism or Down Syndrome. See the Children's Activities Flyer for more information.
Read with the Dogs
Dates: Dec. 14th
Children practice reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs. See the Children's Activities Flyer for more information.
Kids Make Stuff
Make something cool each month with the Children's Librarian. See the Children's Activities Flyer for more information and craft for each month.
Dates: Dec. 18th
Time: 2:30pm and 4:00pm
Hang out with friends, learn something new and have fun! A different program every month. See the Tween Activities Flyer for more information on this month's program.
Age: 9-12 years
Reading Buddies – select Tuesdays from 9:30am to 10:30pm