Barbara Bush Library is located on Cypresswood Dr. From I-45 N take the Kuykendahl-Rankin Road exit. Go left under the overpass and continue west on Rankin Road to the first traffic light. At the light turn right onto Kuykendahl. Stay on Kuykendahl, crossing FM 1960, to Cypresswood Drive. Cypresswood Drive is approximately two miles north of FM 1960. Turn left on Cypresswood. The library is on the left just past the entrance to Collins Park. (Key Map #330R)
Submitted by Jennifer N on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 4:33pm
We have eggs-citing news! Project Peep is coming to the Barbara Bush Library!
In March, we will be incubating eggs, watching as they hatch and learning about eggs and chickens in fun programs.
But, we need your help! We are looking for foster parents for the baby chicks. Children must be between 7-12 years old to sign up as a foster parent.
Submitted by Jennifer N on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:00pm
Workforce Solutions will be hosting a free seminar on Making Connections. Join them in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room (2nd floor) from 1-3pm for this informative seminar. No registration required.
Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.
Submitted by Jennifer N on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:33pm
Everyone knows Margaret Davis as she's been one of the reference librarians at Barbara Bush for 40, yes 40 years! Think how many people she has helped during that time! Well, the unthinkable has happened. Margaret has decided to retire. She will be with us until Feb. 28.
Please help us in wishing her well as she discovers the new chapter in life that is retirement. Cards are provided at the Information Desk upstairs as well as the Customer Service desk.
The original Cypress Creek Library was built in 1976. It was renovated and rearranged in 1986. 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 facility is named in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who has been a champion of reading and literacy.
The Barbara Bush Library opened to the public on December 18, 2002. It was officially dedicated with a reception in honor of the former first lady on February 7, 2003. Donors who supported the new facility were invited to attend. Since then, Mrs. Bush has visited the library several times to read stories to the children.
The Barbara Bush Library has multiple meetings spaces open to the public. The Earl Elliott Room just off the foyer can seat 80 (fewer if tables are needed). The Robin Bush Room on the first floor is used for children’s activities and story times. The Women’s Council of Realtors conference room on the second floor can accommodate small groups up to 12 people. There are also six private study rooms with computers on the second floor.
Ever since 1973, the very active Cypress Creek Friends of the Library has supported the Library by raising funds to purchase materials to supplement the library's collection, buy special equipment and supplies, fund special children’s programs, and hire additional staff during busy times. Today they do business as the Barbara Bush Library Friends . They are a 501(c)(3) organization, so donations made to the Friends are tax-deductible. The Friends set themselves a $500,000 fundraising goal to supplement the collection of the new library. They now operate a used book store within the libary that is open daily, and they raise funds in this and other ways to improve library programs and services.
Equipment for In-House Use:
132 Computers with Internet, MS Office, and Catalog access 2 Pharos Computer Booking Station(s) 2 Print Station(s) 3 Photocopier(s) 2 Meeting Room(s) Self Check-Out Opaque projector Overhead projector Audiotape player TV/VCR DVD Player Slide Projector Data Projector Scanner Closed-Circuit TV Magnifier Typewriter
Community/Meeting Room(s) Computer Lab Computer Classes ESL Classes Literacy Classes Proctoring of Distance Learning Exams Passport Services Tours for School and Community Groups (Call to Schedule) Community Bulletin Board