Welcome to George & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library


Location:
8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382
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Phone: 936-442-7728

Branch Manager:
Donna Dzierlenga ext. 6307


@MCMLSMitchell

Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

2017 Holiday Closings Calendar

November 10-11: Veteran's Day
November 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 23-25: Thanksgiving
December 23-26: Christmas

2018 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 1: New Year's Day
January 15: Martin Luther King Day
February 19: Presidents Day
March 30 - 31: Good Friday
May 28: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 3: Labor Day
November 12: Veteran's Day
November 21: Close at 5:00PM
November 22 - 24: Thanksgiving
December 22 - 25: Christmas

Amenities:

Public Computers Public Computers Wi-Fi Wireless Internet
Wi-Fi Photocopier (b/w) Printer Printer (b/w & color)
Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms Study Rooms Study Rooms
Computer Classes Computer Classes eBook Assistance eBook Assistance
Displays Displays/Exhibits Group Tours Group Tours
Outreach Outreach ServicesChildren's Computers Early Learning Computers

Library Friends of South Montgomery County
Click here to view the SMC Friends of the Library website or email us for information on upcoming booksales, events, or meetings.

Growing demands on the South Regional Library prompted the establishment of a new branch library in the western part of The Woodlands. January 2002 saw the acceptance of a Facilities Master Plan by the Planning Task Force. A $10 million bond issue was approved by the community in November 2002 for the replacement of the existing R.B. Tullis and West branch libraries and the addition of a new branch in the far western portion of The Woodlands. Design of the three new library facilities was initiated in 2003.

Land for the new branch in The Woodlands was donated by The Woodlands Operating Company. Ground breaking for the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library took place on July 21, 2004. The Grand Opening for the library was held on July 6, 2005. The George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library houses a collection of 107,863 items.

The branch was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This award is the nation’s highest honor for extraordinary public service, recognizing institutions that are valuable community anchors. Mitchell Library was nominated for the award by Congressman Kevin Brady and became one of only fifteen libraries to be recognized as finalists in 2017. Finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are selected because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

Statistics: During FY 2015, the Mitchell Library circulated 517,858 items and increased to 35,360 cardholders.


George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library Joins
Family Place Libraries™ Network In Building Foundations for Early Learning

George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library will be joining the Family Place Libraries™ national network, providing a welcoming community environment with resources to help families nurture their children's development and early learning during the critical first years of life. The Library’s new Play - Learn - Grow Early Literacy Space was unveiled on April 10, 2017. “As a Family Place Library, the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library strives to ensure that parents and caregivers of young children recognize the Library as a place to play, learn and grow,” stated Children’s Librarian Shelly Lane.

Located in the Children's Area, the specially designed space for children from birth to age five will feature toys, books and a parenting collection containing carefully chosen works on early childhood. Young children can play in the area to learn new skills, develop small motor movements and interact socially with others, as well as read books together with their parents. Through play, children learn about their world and develop essential early literacy skills. The educational toys selected for the Children’s Area were chosen to encourage imaginative fun and include a fully equipped play kitchen, blocks, puzzles, dinosaurs and much more.

As a Family Place Library, the Library will feature the following core elements:

  • A specially designed space in the children's area for families with young children to relax, play, share books and meet other families.
  • Collections of books, toys, music and multimedia materials for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and caregivers.
  • Access to resources that emphasize emergent literacy, reading readiness and parent education.
  • Developmentally appropriate programming, such as Family Storytime and Toddler Playdate for younger children and their parents.
  • Parent-Child Workshops: A five week series of fun, play-based activities for toddlers and their parents and caregivers. Rich with toys, books and art activities, the workshops provide an opportunity for families to spend time together, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on various aspects of child development and early literacy. The workshops will begin in the fall of 2017.

Once the program is fully in place, the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library will partner with local family-serving agencies and professionals to help parents of young children build foundations for early learning. Research has proven that the ways adults respond to and interact with children from birth to five years have dramatic effects on the brain, stimulating a child's social, emotional, and intellectual development. Parents and caregivers are their children’s first teachers and the Library is here to help them in that role. George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library’s implementation of this expanded public library role is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, and in part by a State-funded grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

The Family Place Libraries™ model is now in over 400 libraries in 29 states serving thousands of young children and their parents/caregivers. Learn more about Family Place Libraries.


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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Adult Fiction Book Club

Join us for snacks and discussion! We will be reading a different work of Fiction each month.

Date: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 2:00 PM.
Location: Community Room 102
Contact: 936-442-7728 or email us.


Adult Nonfiction Book Club

Join us for snacks and discussion! We will be reading a different work of Nonfiction each month.

Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 1:00 PM.
Location: Community Room 102
Contact: 936-442-7728 ext. 6314 or email us.


Adult Evening Book Club

Join us for snacks and discussion! We will be reading a different title each month.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM.
Location: Community Room 102
Contact: 936-442-7728 or email us.

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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
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Computer Classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge.

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Crafternoons

Each month will feature free crafts adults can create and take home, while supplies last. All ages are welcome, but crafts are intended for adults and older children.

Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Conference Room 102
Contact: 936-442-7728 or email us.


Movie Matinee

Join us for showings of new releases, literary classics and other popular movie fare. Showings occur in the Fall and Spring months.

Date & Time: Please refer to the calendar
Location: Community Room 102


Needlecrafts: Knit & Stitch

All textile artists (knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc.) are welcome to join us with your own work-in-progress and supplies.

Date: 1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Conference Room 222


Writers Group

All are welcome to join us as we write and interact with other writers.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Community Room 102
Contact: 936-442-7728 or email us.


Writers Group - Writing Lab

All are welcome to join us in this unstructured, quiet time for personal writing projects.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Conference Room 222
Contact: 936-442-7728 or email us.

Check the calendar to confirm the date and time

Click the calendar icon to confirm the date and time.
Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
Our regular programming is listed below. Special events are listed on the calendar.


Family Storytime (Birth - 3 years)

A program of books, story boards, songs, and activities.

Date: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, & 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room
Contact: 936-442-7728 ext. 6327


Teen Programs (13 - 17 years)

A variety of teen programs, from movies to gaming, and more! Please refer to the calendar for more information.

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Community Room 102
Contact: 936-442-7728 ext. 6310