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)
Get out of the cold and warm up with a good book AND now the Friends of the Evelyn Meador Library are selling hot cocoa in addition to their regular delicious coffee. It's $1.50 in the Friends' book store and helps support the library!
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.
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.