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25th Anniversary Celebration

After years of fundraising and many months of construction, the Atascocita Branch Library was ready to serve the community in May 1996! It’s been 25 years of being part of this growing community, and we’re ready to celebrate. Starting May 3, the library will have a series of special crafts, giveaways, and more to pick up during curbside! Don’t miss out on special online programs, so check out the branch’s social media pages and Events Calendar. May 1 will present Atascocita Branch Library’s 25th Anniversary podcast, including interviews with first branch manager, Linda Stevens and current FOAL President, Becky Berry.

square frame with circle center. Harris County Public Library word logo center top.  Atascocita Branch Library 25th Anniversary logo bottom center.
25th Anniversary Facebook Profile Picture Frame

You can already add a Facebook frame to your Facebook profile picture to join in the celebration. Just click on your Facebook profile picture, update picture, select “Add Frame”, search “Atascocita 25”, and select the frame. Our profile frame was designed by Janell, one of our newest staff members!

With the support of FOAL over the years, the library has been able to continue to serve and grow with the community. Happy 25th Anniversary everyone!

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Book Sales on hold for 2020

While the library remains closed to the public, FOAL is investigating new ways of providing book sales to the community. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

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Expansion Budget Approved!

Thank you Harris County Commissioner’s Court for approving the budget proposal for funding of renovation and expansion of the Atascocita Branch Library! We’re a giant step closer to getting an additional meeting room to serve our community even better. Thanks to our community for supporting us.

Be on the look out for additional details in mid-2020!

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Atascocita Library Expansion

In the next few weeks Harris County Commissioners Court will vote on the 2020-2021 Harris County budget, which includes $1,000,000 to add meeting rooms to the Atascocita Library. The members of Commissioners Court need to know our community needs and wants this addition to the Atascocita Library, which serves multi purposes since there is no community center. More space is needed for elections, community meetings, and library programs. 

In 2021 the Atascocita Library will celebrate 25 years and the Harris County Public Library System will celebrate 100 years. There will be a great celebration of libraries and community, and I hope the completion of renovations to our library will be included.

Please print, sign, and mail the letters addressed to Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia and County Judge Lina Hidalgo, urging them to vote Yes to funding the renovations for the Atascocita Library in the 2020-2021 budget year.

 Together we can do this!

Becky Berry
President, Friends of the Atascocita Library

UPDATE: The letters previously attached have been removed as the budget process for the county has moved to its next phase. We appreciate all the support from the community!

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Best Buy Grant for A/V Club!

Many thanks to Best Buy for supporting young adult programming at Atascocita Branch Library! The grant, applied for through FOAL, will provide funds for audio visual equipment including microphones, cameras, computer, and more to bring our upcoming A/V club for teens to life! Best Buy of Atascocita is a great supporter of the library; not only do they volunteer their time during FOAL book sales, but they also volunteer in teaching tech courses to our patrons.

Beth Krippel, library Branch Manager; Becky Berry, FOAL President; Darla Pruitt, Young Adult Services Librarian; Claudia Washington, Best Buy #1397 Back Office Lead;
R. Tera Vilchez, Best Buy #1397 General Manager

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