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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

Barbara Bush Branch Library is an integral part of the Spring/Klein community. We provide free educational resources to people of all ages from yoga classes to technology programs as well as a huge selection of materials to educate, entertain and inspire.

History

The original Cypress Creek Library was built in 1976. In the Fall of 1997, a referendum was passed to provide funds to build a new and larger replacement library adjacent to the existing building. The new building was named in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who was lifelong advocate for reading and literacy. Barbara Bush Branch Library opened to the public on December 18, 2002. Mrs. Bush visited the library several times to read stories to the children. She passed away in 2018 but we honor her memory by continuing to promote reading and literacy.

Available Equipment

  • CAC Reader (Common Access Card for U.S. Military)

  • Data Projector(s)

  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner

  • Microphone(s), professional quality

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

  • 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

  • Children's Activity Room

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Conference Room(s)

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Study Room(s)

  • Teen Room

Friends of the Library

The Barbara Bush Library Friends support the library by raising funds to purchase extra books, buy special equipment and supplies, fund special children’s programs, and hire additional staff during busy times. They are a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible. They operate a used book store within the library that is open daily, and they raise funds in this and other ways to improve library programs and services. For more information or to join the Barbara Bush Library Friends, please email bblf@bblf.org. 

Proctoring

By appointment only. Proctoring is offered for universities and organizations that do not require monitoring while the student takes the examination. Please call (832) 927-7800 for more information 

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 2002

  • Square footage: 32,000

  • Staff:30

  • Parking capacity: 498

  • Earl Elliott Meeting Room capacity: 90

  • Robin Bush Activity Room capacity: 49

  • Conference room capacity: 12

  • 6 Study rooms (A-F) capacity: 4

  • Public access computers: 124

  • Holdings: 188,549

  • Yearly circulation: 1,175,454

  • Yearly visitors: 380,383 

  • Reference questions: 119,667 

Meet the Branch Manager

Barbara Bush Branch Manager

Hi, I'm Clara Maynard, Branch Manager at Barbara Bush Branch Library. My favorite author is Louise Penny. At the Barbara Bush Branch, we enjoy reading stories to the kids, teaching our adults computer skills and providing fun activities for our teens--something for everyone! 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 832-927-7800.

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Citizenship Classes

Interested in preparing for the United States Naturalization Test? The join us for free citizenship test prep classes that will help you prepare for all four sections of the exam and the interview portion. For additional information on how to register, please click on the description box. 
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
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