Fort Bend County Libraries

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Fort Bend County Libraries
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George Memorial Library in Richmond, Texas
Established1947
LocationFort Bend County, Texas
Coordinates29°34′28″N 95°39′02″W / 29.574311°N 95.650677°W / 29.574311; -95.650677Coordinates: 29°34′28″N 95°39′02″W / 29.574311°N 95.650677°W / 29.574311; -95.650677
Branches11
Collection
Size1,013,798 (2016)[1]
Access and use
Circulation4,732,773 (2016)[2]
Members372,994 (2016)[1]
Other information
Budget$626,017 (2016)[2]
DirectorClara Russell
Websitewww.fortbend.lib.tx.us

Fort Bend County Libraries is a public library system serving the county of Fort Bend, Texas. The main library, the George Memorial Library, is located in Richmond, Texas.

History[edit]

Prior to the founding of the Fort Bend County Library there existed a Share-a-Book Club run by ladies of the towns constituting the area. In 1947 these ladies appealed to the Commissioners' Court of Fort Bend County to establish a library which was granted and constructed by 1948. The original building held 1,000 books but was quickly deemed to be insufficient for growth and a new library underwent construction in November 1948. At a cost of $50,000 the new building opened on July 7, 1949 and held 8,111 volumes. It received an addition in 1958 which added a historical room and a Daughters of the Revolutionary War collection.[3]

Branches[edit]

Name Location
Albert George Branch Library Needville
Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library Fulshear
Cinco Ranch Branch Library Unincorporated (Cinco Ranch)
First Colony Branch Library Sugar Land
George Memorial Library Richmond
Fort Bend County Law Library Richmond
Mamie George Branch Library Stafford
Missouri City Branch Library Missouri City
Sienna Branch Library Unincorporated (Sienna Plantation)
Sugar Land Branch Library Sugar Land
University Branch Library Sugar Land

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fort Bend County Libraries Librarian's Monthly Report October 2016". FBCL. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Sturdivant, Robert E. "COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT For the Year Ended September 30, 2016". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "History of Fort Bend County Libraries". Fort Bend County Libraries. Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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