Evelyn Meador Library is located at the intersection of North Meyer Rd and El Mar Ln. From I-45 S take the NASA Road 1 exit. Go east on NASA Road 1 and cross Highway 146 (NASA Road 1 becomes Second Street after you cross Highway 146). Turn left at North Meyer Avenue which is the first stop sign past Highway 146. Continue for about one-half mile. The library is on the right past Meador Park. (Key Map #620L)
Have a new business you need to advertise for? Next Tuesday at 6:30pm in the computer lab, come and learn how to create unique, custom flyers in minutes using online templates. Sign up online, in person, or call 281-474-9142.
For next Wednesday's (3/22) maker craft we'll be making neat custom ceramic coasters. Design your own and we'll seal them up and let them dry overnight so they'll last! The making starts at 4:30pm in the meeting room. No registration is required.
Did you know that March is Irish- American heritage month? Join Ms. Pearson in the meeting room on March 15th at 3 pm. She is going to make some traditional Irish soda bread to celebrate. Come watch the baking magic happen. No registration is required.
Have old VHS tapes and want to preserve them on a more modern format? Join us in the iMaker Space to learn how to use the tools available for converting video from VHS tapes to DVD discs. The class begins at 7pm in the iMaker Space. Registration is required, so be sure to sign up online or call 281-474-9142.
It's growing season! Join us this Saturay (3/4) in the meeting room at 11am for "Really Green Lawn Care: Organic vs. Synthetics". AJ, with Hippie with a Haircut Fertilizing, will discuss the benefits of using organic fertilizer to make your lawn truly green. No registration is required.
The Evelyn Meador Branch Library opened on June 26, 1988. The library was begun in 1985 when five interested Seabrook residents met with Commissioner Jim Fonteno to inquire about getting a branch library built in Seabrook. In 1985 the City of Seabrook, with the blessings of Rex and Evelyn Meador, donated to Harris County six acres of land originally given to the City by the Meadors. The donation was given with the stipulation that a county branch library would be built within two years of the donation.
The Friends group was founded in 1985 by a small group of interested Seabrook citizens. The initial size of the library was to have been 4,500 square feet. However, the Friends wanted a larger library and meeting room for community use and raised the additional funds needed through book sales, donations and a Buy-a-Brick program. Through their efforts the library was expanded to 7,217 square feet. The President of the Friends at the time of the library opening was Jim Hargrove.
After Hurricane Ike in 2008, the original building was closed due to damage. Plans for a new library were already under way and with funding assistance from the City of Seabrook, a new state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2011. The new Evelyn Meador Library reopened on June 28th, 2011, two days after the 23rd anniversary of the original opening in 1988. The current building was designed and built to be environmentally green and was awarded LEED Gold certification in April, 2012. The Evelyn Meador Branch Library was the first Harris County owned facility to be awarded this distinction.