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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The Jacinto City library serves the residents of Jacinto City and its surrounding areas, providing programs and resources for people all ages.

History

The Jacinto City Branch Library was built in 1992. The building, the A.J. "Bert" Holder Library, is a replacement for the original branch, which still stands on Mercury Drive in Jacinto City. The Library is named after former Jacinto City Mayor Bert Holder (1925- 1991), His picture hangs in the library as a gift from the Holder family.

Jacinto City Branch is a cooperative effort between the City of Jacinto City and Harris County. The city built and maintains the facility, while the county furnishes staff and materials. This cooperative agreement has been in force since 1957, when a local resident, Mrs. Dorothy Bowyer, spearheaded the effort to obtain a library for Jacinto City. Mrs. Bowyer also served as the Branch Librarian from 1958 – 1989, when she retired.

Available Equipment

  • CAC Reader (Common Access Card for U.S. Military)

  • Laptops

  • 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

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

Facilities

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

Friends of the Library

Please contact the Branch Manager for more information: (832) 927-5520

Branch Statistics

  • Opened: 1993

  • Square Footage: 5,880

  • Staff: 5

  • Parking Capacity: 10 Standard, 2 Handicapped

  • Meeting Room Capacity: 30

  • Public Access Computers: 16

  • Holdings: 24,343

  • Yearly Circulation: 42,000

  • Yearly Visitors: 26,483

  • Yearly Programs Presented: 354

  • Yearly Program Attendance: 3,379

  • Reference Questions: 7,717

Meet the Branch Manager

Jacinto City Branch Manager

Hi, I'm Israel Favela, Branch Manager at Jacinto City Branch Library. I love to read graphic novels and comics. At Jacinto City, we enjoy working with community partners, visiting local schools, and promoting library services at the monthly farmers' market. There is a lot going on at the library. We hope you will visit us soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 832-927-5520.

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