Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.
2015 Holiday Closings Calendar
January 1 – New Year's Day
January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 16 – President's Day
April 3-4 – Good Friday
May 25 – Memorial Day
July 3 & 4 – Independence Day
September 7 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran's Day
November 25 – close at 5:00 p.m.
November 26-28 – Thanksgiving
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Christmas Day
December 31 – close at 5:00 p.m.
Currently the West Branch houses a collection of 64,889 items. Regular computer instruction is offered inside the computer training lab.
- 18 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
- 2 AWE Early Learning Computers
- 1 print station
- 1 photocopier
- 1 meeting room
- 1 conference room
- computer training lab
- 1 self-checkout system
- wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.
Meeting Rooms - Capacity: 40
Study Rooms - Capacity: 8
Exhibits & Displays
Open since 1988
At current location since 2006
Square footage – 14,560
Collection Size – 64,889
Circulation – 130,657
Cardholders – 12,303
Staff – 15
The West Branch Library opened in the Western Hills Shopping Center in June 1988. The 1,600 square feet of space was donated rent free for 3 years.
In July, 1991, the County received an LSCA grant for $100,000 with a County match of $128,000. The plan was to expand the West Branch Library from 1,600 to 6,600 sq. ft. by purchasing space at the Western Hills Shopping Center. On November 20, 1992, the expanded West Branch Library was opened to the public.
January 2002 saw the acceptance of a Facilities Master Plan by the Planning Task Force. A $10 million bond issue was placed on the November 2002 ballot for the replacement of the existing R.B. Tullis and West branch libraries and the addition of a new branch in the far western portion of The Woodlands. The bond issue was approved by a 52% to 48% margin despite a vigorous anti-campaign staged by a group of citizens opposed to higher taxes.
Philip and Holly LeFevre donated the site for the West branch replacement. Ground Breaking for the new Charles B. Stewart Branch Library took place on August 18, 2004. The Charles B. Stewart West Branch Library held its Grand Opening on March 9, 2006.
The Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library is named for the designer of the Texas flag. Dr. Stewart was a prominent member of the Montgomery community and contributed much to the development of the area.
Since the Grand Opening in 2006, the local Lake Conroe Rotary Club has been working with other civic organizations in the community to landscape around the small lake on the property adjoining the library. They have developed a lovely park with a waterfall, a rose garden and a walking trail with several bridges around the lake.
Library Friends of Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library
President: Peggy Bramblett
Vice President: Margo Crook
Secretary: Barbara Wright
Treasurer: Donna Summers
Members at Large: Peggy Priestley and Jan Zolla
Thursday, May 7th
9am – 12pm (Members only – Join the Friends for early access)
12pm – 7:30pm (open to public)
Friday, May 8th
9am – 4:30pm (open to public)
Saturday, May 9th
9am – 2:30pm (open to public)
Want to become a member? Membership fees are $10/individual, $15/family. Membership forms are available at the book sale for those interested in joining early entry.
Computer Classes are offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.
Need help with a specific project? There is also an Open Lab every Friday for individual assistance.
Kids' Computer Classes are available for ages 7-12 and encompass all areas of computer usage and understanding.
Check class calendar for dates.
3rd Thursday Reader’s Group meets every third Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30
Nonfiction Reading Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 3pm - 4pm
Writers by the Lake Supportive writers group, open to the public. No dues or special requirements. Meets every first Monday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 .
Nonfiction Book Club Meets every first Thursday of the month at 3:00pm. Everyone welcome.
Senior Schmooze Every First Friday of the month from 9:00 to 12:00 is Senior Schmooze Day at the Library. Free and open to anyone age 55 and older. A nice way to enjoy the library. Light refreshments. Meet others, play cards or dominoes, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. All seniors are welcome.
InStitches Needlecraft Group All types of needlecraft and all experience levels welcome. Bring your project. Meets every Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00.
3rd Thursday Readers' Group Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30.