New Hours at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library

The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings starting August 16th.  Renewals, requests and other online services will still be available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net.  The new Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library schedule will be:  Sunday 1-5, Monday 10-9, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 10-9, Thursday 1-9, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Comments

Our family was a regular

Our family was a regular attender of the story times offered for children previously at the Freeman library. We have 3 kids & live in League City. While we live closer to the League City library, we've always felt the books available and the storytimes were of better quality at the Freeman library. We were a regular patron & the Freeman library was always busy when we were there. The storytimes were often packed since our area has a large population of stay at home moms. I am very disspointed that the hours for the library have been reduced & the storytimes have been scaled back. I hope this situation is restored and fixed soon.

We realize how hard it is to

We realize how hard it is to lose any of the family programs at the Freeman Library and we hope that we are able to restore the full schedule soon.  Thank you for sharing your concerns.

This is really disappointing,

This is really disappointing, I like the private study rooms and use the room every morning Tue-Thur (I need to reserve it inadvance, cause it is so popular and hard to get one on the spot) now I have to find another place for quite study, maybe Starbucks or Mcdonalds? I hope this is just a temporary schedule.

We hope that the full library

We hope that the full library schedule can be restored soon.  Thank you for your comment.

How did you decide on the

How did you decide on the changes? If I had been surveyed I would have said that with school about to start I would prefer that the Clear Lake Library be open on Tuesday nights for homework assignments and closed on Sundays.

The decision about the

The decision about the Freeman Library's hours change was not made lightly.  The Freeman Branch is always busy and Sundays are one of the busiest days of the week.  We hope that this will be a short term situation.

I have checked the calendar

I have checked the calendar of events and noticed that the baby & toddler programs that are currently held on Thursday are NOT going to be rescheduled for Friday once the library changes hours. Why is this? These programs are extremely popular and beneficial to the little ones. Now I fear that with one less session, tickets will be even harder to come by. I am certain this will be especially true for Toddler Time, as it is now only going to be held twice a week and serves the largest number of children (looking at the age ranges). What a disappointment.

Please give us more prgrams

Please give us more prgrams for toddlers during the evenings. I can not make it in the mornings.

We know that losing the

We know that losing the evening toddler programs is a hardship for our customers and we hope that they can be restored soon.  Thank you for sharing your concerns.

To continue operating the

To continue operating the library with reduced staff, we have had to make difficult choices and cut back on some programming.  We hope that these hours and services can be restored as soon as funding is available.

Are these changes a result of

Are these changes a result of reduced funding from the city and/or county? Where can we go to find more details about this? Thank you!

These changes are are result

These changes are are result of Harris County's current hiring freeze.  As staff members leave employment with the library, we are unable to hire anyone to replace them.  When a significant number of staff positions are vacant, library hours may be affected.  Thank you for your comment.