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The Galena Park Branch pictured from the outside.

As of January 3rd, the Galena Park Branch is open to the public after being closed due to damage caused by Winter Storm Uri. While the arrival of furniture and other equipment is pending due to supply-chain issues, the soft reopening offers an opportunity for the community to have access to the same library resources they have always counted on. Visitors will notice improvements like new computers and a children’s play area. Longer hours of operation are another novelty, with the branch staying open until 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 

If it has been a while since your last visit, now is the perfect time to stop by and check out what’s new.  

Children’s Play Area  

children's play and reading area

The children’s area offers families an opportunity to build skills needed for early literacy. Age-appropriate resources and tools are provided to encourage children to play, read, sing, talk, and write.  

Growing Readers 

Growing readers promotional image

This spring, the Harris County Public Library system is happy to debut Growing Readers, an early literacy initiative designed to help children ages 0-5 become strong readers and strong learners. The Galena Park Branch is happy to participate in this effort, offering a 5-week early literacy activity kit program specially designed for Little Buds (18 months – 3 years) and Little Readers (3 – 5 years). Click here to learn more on how you can be intentional with your child’s learning. To register call the Galena Park Branch 832-927-5470.  

Computer Area 

Computers at the Galena Park Branch

Brand new computers are available for guest use. Check your email, browse the internet, or apply for jobs. Library databases like Learning Express: Job & Career Accelerator can offer guidance in building a resume and preparing for a job interview. Printing services are also offered for a small fee, both cash and debit or credit cards are accepted. 

Meet the Staff  

Staff member at the Galena Park Branch

The staff at Galena Park is ready to welcome you! Ivan is the newest member joining the Galena Park team as an Adult Program Specialist. His focus is coordinating Citizenship and English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, either as a student or tutor, call the branch at 832-927-5470. Training and teaching materials for ELA and Citizenship tutors are provided by the library.  

Click here for more information on this branch’s address and hours.  

 

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