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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

About

This 12,000 square foot branch has a staff of 11.  The branch delivers services to approximately 70,000 people in the Atascocita area and presents seven storytimes each week, as well as a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.

History

Construction began on Atascocita Branch Library in 1994. It opened to the public on May 5, 1996. The library's beginnings can be traced to 1986, when the Atascocita Hi Neighbor group, led by Odell Dreyer, initiated a decade-long project to have a library built in the developing Atascocita subdivision. This group of volunteers eventually became the Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL), 

Available Equipment

  • CAC Reader (Common Access Card for U.S. Military)
  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner
  • Laptops
  • Opaque projector(s)
  • Overhead projector(s)
  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)
  • Photocopier(s)
  • Print Station(s)
  • Scanner(s)
  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)
  • Typewriters
  • USB Card Reader(s) (MicroSD, SD, etc.).

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes
  • Computer Classes
  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes
  • Literacy Services for Adults
  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups

Facilities

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)
  • Glass Display Case(s)
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Study Room(s)

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Atascocita Library (FOAL) currently provides over $20,000 each year for programming and materials at the branch through fundraising, corporate donations, and book sales. For more information or to join, please visit www.foal.ws or email contact@foal.ws.

Proctoring

By appointment only.

Call (832) 927-5560 or contact us via email ata@hcpl.net for more information.

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: May 5, 1996
  • Square footage: 12,000
  • Staff: 11
  • Meeting room capacity: 40
  • Public Computers: 30
  • Holdings: 98,000
  • Circulation 442,077
  • Visitors: 127,000
  • Program Attendance 19,068
  • Reference questions 19,067

Meet the Branch Manager

Atascocita Branch Manager Beth Krippel

Hi, I'm Beth Krippel, Branch Manager at Atascocita Branch Library. I love to read speculative fiction, Shakespeare, science and history. At Atascocita we enjoy providing unique experiences to library customers of all ages. There is a lot going on at the library. We hope you visit us soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 832-927-5560.

Upcoming Events

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September26Mon
Tweens

The Book Habit

This is our book club for readers ages 8-12, and this month we will be discussing The Secret Garden: A Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsden & Hanna Luechtefeld.
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Atascocita Branch Library - Atascocita Branch Meeting Room
September27Tue
Adults

Intro to MS Excel

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Atascocita Branch Library - Atascocita Branch Meeting Room

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