Welcome to the New Kingwood Branch Library!

Mark this date and time on your calendars – Monday, April 19th at 10 AM at 4400 Bens View Lane. This is the day that we are back in business. We welcome back all our regular library customers and the new visitors we hope will become repeat customers. 
 
The day will open with a bang with Congressman Ted Poe, Mayor Annise Parker, City Councilmember Mike Sullivan, County Commissioner Eversole, Dr. Lawson, Director of Houston Public Library and last, but certainly not least our own Rhoda Goldberg, Director of the Harris County Public Library offering short remarks. 
 
FOLK – Friends of the Library-Kingwood have planned a day of activities with storytimes and face painting throughout the day. Sparky the Fire Dog will make a special appearance at 3 PM in the Children’s Activity room; there will be gaming demonstrations from 11 AM – 3 PM in the Teen Media Room. A teen gaming tournament will be held from 3 – 9 PM and a Technology Petting Zoo will be set up in the Training Lab that will demonstrate Kindles and Sony eReaders and other interesting tech gadgets throughout the day.
 
The Bear Branch Elementary Honor Choir will perform at 5 PM and the Kingwood HS Choir will perform at 7 PM.
 
And the best of all – we are back to business as usual with new books, DVDs, CDs – books and music. Please come see us, we’ve missed you all!
 

The Countdown Begins - One Week to Go!

One week until the Grand Opening.  We're down to the connecting and testing of the PCs.  We're shifting and refining the collections.  We're moving furniture here, there and back to here again.  It's just like moving into a new house, only about 10 times larger, with a really out of proportion office, and no kitchen.  With company coming in one week when we open on April 19th at 10 AM.  We can’t wait to see all the familiar faces and meet many more. Come join us for the celebration! 

Moving Week 4 - Almost Finished!

The staff has been working hard this week to get everything ready, and it has certainly paid off!  We're all exhausted but pleased by what has been accomplished.  In just a little over a week, the community will be able to enjoy a brand new, spacious library building full of new and exciting services.  Take a look at the pictures below to see the progress that has been made!

New Hours at Kingwood Branch Library

The Kingwood Branch Library will have a new schedule of hours when the new library opens on April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Kingwood Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Declutter and Décor for Spring

Did you miss Ellen Delap, CPO, and Leslie Sarmiento's program "Declutter and Decor for Spring" hosted here at the library a few weeks ago?  If so, we caught it all on video for you.  Catch the first part below and be sure to take a look at the rest on our YouTube channel here!