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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The Kingwood Branch Library offers a variety of library services both in the library and in the community. Many of our programs, like story times, Book Buddies and our annual Summer Reading Program, focus on literacy, but we seek to engage our customers' creativity and ingenuity in everything we do.

History

The original Kingwood Library opened in 1983. It was the result of a grassroots effort by area residents who saw the need for a library in their growing community. The current library building was funded jointly by Harris County and the City of Houston. It opened its doors on April 19, 2010. After flooding from Hurricane Harvey occurred in 2017, the building was rehabilitated and reopened May 29, 2018.

Available Equipment

  • Blu-ray Player(s)

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

  • Data Projector(s)

  • DVD Player(s)

  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner

  • Laptops

  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

  • Typewriters

  • USB Card Reader(s) (MicroSD, SD, etc.).

Maker Equipment

  • 3D Printer(s)

Special Services

  • Computer Classes

  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Makerspace Orientation

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups

Facilities

  • Children's Activity Room

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Conference Room(s)

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Parent/Child Room(s)

  • Quiet Room(s)

  • Study Room(s)

  • Teen Room

  • Vending area(s)

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library, Kingwood (FOLK) operates the used bookstore inside the library. FOLK funds library programs, and purchases materials for the library's collection with proceeds from book sales and other fundraising efforts. The bookstore is open whenever the library is. Please visit www.kingwoodfolk.org for more information or to join FOLK

Proctoring

Scheduling is based on staff availability. Test takers must arrange for the testing institution to contact the library at least one week before the test. Please keep in mind that the library may not be able to meet all institutional requirements. Exams must conclude one hour before the library closes.

  • Mo 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • We 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fr 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sa 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Branch Statistics

  • Opened 1983

  • Square footage: 30,000

  • Staff: 25

  • Parking capacity: 100 standard, 6 fuel efficient, 5 handicapped

  • Meeting room capacities: 64, 30, 12

  • Public access computers: 75

  • Holdings: 144,615

  • Yearly circulation: 420,519

  • Yearly visitors: 140,967

  • Yearly programs: 979

  • Yearly program attendance: 15,232

  • Reference questions: 43,000

Meet the Branch Manager

Branch Manager Kingwood

Hi, I'm Ryan Fennell, Branch Mangager at Kingwood Branch Library.I love to read anything that will make me laugh. At Kingwood, we enjoy connecting with the community through our resources, services and programs. 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 call 832-927-7830.

Upcoming Events

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December16Mon
Teens / Young Adult

DIY Button Design

Design your own button pins!
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Kingwood Branch Library - Kingwood Teen Game Room
December17Tue
Toddlers

Little Seedlings Toddler Time

A storytime designed for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kingwood Branch Library - Kingwood Branch Children's Activity Playroom