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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The Galena Park Library continues to fulfill the information, educational, and recreational needs of the community through partnerships with local schools and organizations. We offer English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes throughout the year. We also offer a variety of children and teen programs, exercise classes for adults, a book club, and computer classes.

History

The Galena Park library dates to 1948. In 1952, it moved to 1702 3rd Street. Construction on the current library began in March of 1996. It opened in December of same year thanks to a partnership between Harris County and the City of Galena Park. The Galena Park Branch underwent a small remodeling project in 2012 during which the computer lab was added. The lab increased the number of computers available for public use and became the location of free computer classes for the community.  Due to needed repairs, the branch closed to the public on December 15, 2017 and reopened on April 23, 2018.

Available Equipment

  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Spanish/Bilingual Computer Classes

  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups

Facilities

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room

Friends of the Library

The Galena Park Friends Group was started in 1992 with the goal of supporting library endeavors to serve the community. To this day the Friends group plays an active role in supporting the library by raising funds to support library programming and ensuring that all programs are free to all. For more information, please call the library at (832) 927-5470.

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 1996

  • Square footage: 6,900

  • Staff: 5

  • Parking capacity: 11

  • Meeting room capacity: 45

  • Public access computers: 33

  • Holdings: 21,299

  • Yearly circulation: 18,327

  • Yearly visitors: 59,967

  • Programs presented by the library: 613

  • Yearly program attendance: 6,052

  • Reference questions: 4,100

Meet the Branch Manager

Galena Park Branch Manager

Hi, I'm Sisi Medina, Branch Manager at Galena Park Branch Library. I love to read literary fiction and memoirs by musicians. At Galena Park, we enjoy providing fun and exciting programs for our children and teens and specialized services for our adult community members. 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 832-927-5470.

Upcoming Events

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September18Wed
Pre-school Age Children

Pre-School Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Galena Park Branch Library - Galena Park Branch Meeting Room
September19Thu
Adults

Get Active

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Galena Park Branch Library - Galena Park Branch Meeting Room