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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

While the future of the Baldwin Boettcher Library building is still being considered, the continuation of library services has never been in doubt. Through creative partnerships with local churches, Lone Star College-North Harris, and Mercer Botanic Gardens, Harris County ensures the community has access to the programs, services, and outreach provided by the branch library. From pop-up libraries and the Summer Reading Program to a unique lending library, Harris County Public Library and Precinct 4 are here to serve you!

The Little Blue Library offers a small collection of books and other materials for borrowing, holds pickup, book drop, and programs in the vibrant surroundings of the Mercer Botanic Gardens.


The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library was opened in 1986. The Library shares its site with the Mercer Botanic Garden. The branch was named for Baldwin Boettcher, whose family donated the land upon which the branch stands. Mr. Boettcher was a prominent German settler in the Westfield/Spring area in the late 1800s.

Available Equipment

Please note that public computers and internet access are not available at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library @ Mercer Park at this time

Baldwin Boettcher Tool Library

Equipment List with photos, borrowing policy & waiver form

See Special Equipment Checkout FAQs for more information about borrowing tools

Shovel, closed-back, round point. Qty. available: 10

Spade, D-grip, 16" drain spade. Qty available: 10

Shovel, square point, closed-back, 48" handle. Qty available10

Rake, spring. 24 inch wide. 54" handle. Qty available: 10

Rake, bow. 16 teeth. Qty available 10

Hoe, 7" Qty Available: 10

Cultivator, 4 tine, 5" wide. Qty available: 10

Weeder, Cape Cod. Qty available 10

Trowel, nursery, 14" Qty available 10

Shears, hedge, 9" blades. Qty available 10

Lopper, crew, 1.5" cutting capacity. Qty available 10

Pruners, 1" cutting capacity. Qty available: 10

Kneeling pad, waterproof. Qty available: 10

Wheelbarrow, 6 cubic foot capacity, pneumatic tire. Qty available: 6

Safety glasses, anti-fog. Qty available: 10

Gloves, latex coated work, SMALL. Qty available 6

Gloves, latex coated work, MEDIUM. Qty available 6

Gloves, latex coated work, LARGE. Qty available 6

Gloves, latex coated work, XL. Qty available 6


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library hold an ongoing book sale in the library. They accept books and audiovisual materials in good condition for these sales. All money raised is used to support the branch library in materials purchasing and in programming.

Meet the Branch Manager

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Manager

Hi, I'm Victoria Alardin, Assistant Branch Manager for Youth Services at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library at Mercer Botanic Gardens. My favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. At Baldwin Boettcher, we enjoy being back in the community and serving our wonderful patrons. 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 832-927-5480.

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