Welcome to Malcolm Purvis Library

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Branch Events Calendar

 

Hours

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday–Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.

2014 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 1 – New Year's Day
January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 – President's Day
April 18-19 – Good Friday
May 26 – Memorial Day
July 4 & 5 – Independence Day
September 1 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran's Day
November 26 – close at 5:00 p.m.
November 27-29 – Thanksgiving
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day


 

510 Melton
Magnolia, TX 77354
936-442-7704

Take I‐45 to exit FM Road 1488 (just south of Conroe). Take FM 1488 westbound toward Magnolia.
Continue on 1488 for about 20‐25 minutes, past the horse statue. Take a left on Buddy Riley Road, at
the light before the Jack in the Box. Take a RIGHT into the library parking lot just before Melton Road, in
front of the railroad tracks.

Printable map with directions

 

Contact Information

510 Melton
Magnolia, TX 77354
936-442-7704

Branch Manager: Barbara Appleby

This branch library continues to be a gathering place for the ever growing community of Magnolia and southwest Montgomery County.  In the Fall of 2010, the tax office was relocated and the Malcolm Purvis Library expanded into the entire 9,800 square feet of its current location.  The library’s customers browse a collection of nearly 70,000 items, with resources in all popular formats, and enjoy a variety of programs for all ages.  During Fiscal Year 2012, the Malcolm Purvis Library circulated 121,588 items and welcomed more than 90,000 visitors.

Equipment
  • 11 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 2 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • 2 laptop computers for in-house checkout
  • 1 print station
  • 1 photocopier
  • 1 meeting rooms
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.

Meeting Rooms - 1 community room

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2012 Statistics

Open since 1997
Square footage – 9,800
Collection Size – 69,762
Circulation – 121,588
Cardholders –15,915
Staff – 9

 

In July, 1985, the Magnolia Branch Library was opened in a 2,800 square foot room in the Southwest County Annex.  Six years later, voters passed a bond supporting an upgrade in library services.  The bond included funds for the construction of a new county building to house an 8,000 square foot library and a tax office in Magnolia.  Ground breaking for the new facility at 510 Melton Street was held in February 1997.  The branch library was renamed to honor Malcolm Purvis, a great supporter of reading and education, who served three terms as Montgomery County Commissioner.  On November 22, 1997, grand opening activities were held for the Malcolm Purvis Library-Magnolia Branch.

 

Magnolia Library Friends is a non-profit organization that supports the Malcolm Purvis Branch of the Montgomery County Library System.

Membership Form

 

Book Club

A Novel Bunch
Adult book club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 11am

 

Children/Youth Activities

Baby and Me Story Time – Every Tuesday at 10am

Toddler Story Time – Every Wednesday at 10am

Preschool Story Time – Every Thursday at 10am

Young Explorers – Every other Tuesday at 4pm

Tween Scene – Every other Thursday at 4pm

TLC: Teen Library Connection – One Monday a month at 5pm