Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek
Holidays and Closures
ThanksgivingWednesday, November 22, 2023Closes early: 5:00pm
ThanksgivingThursday, November 23, 2023 - Sunday, November 26, 2023Closed All Day
ChristmasFriday, December 22, 2023Closes early: 5:00pm
ChristmasSaturday, December 23, 2023 - Tuesday, December 26, 2023Closed All Day
New YearsFriday, December 29, 2023Closes early: 5:00pm
New YearsSaturday, December 30, 2023 - Monday, January 1, 2024Closed All Day
About Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek
- English Learning (ESL) Classes
- Maker Equipment Orientations
- Passport Services
- Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
- Tours for Schools & Other Groups
Bear Creek Library opened to the public in May 1983. It served the Bear Creek community in west Houston for 9 years before a tornado damaged the building in 1992 and forced a temporary closure. The library was renovated and reopened the following year. The branch was renamed the Katherine Tyra Library in 1999 to honor Katherine Tyra who served as Harris County District Clerk from 1991-1995.
In August 2017, overfill from the Addicks Reservoir during Hurricane Harvey flooded the branch with almost 10 inches of water. The Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library was forced to close again. After a massive restoration effort, the library reopened to the public on April 30, 2018.