Outreach Services

Outreach Booths

The Outreach Coordinator has represented MCMLS at school events, career fairs, education fairs, healthy kid events, and more. To invite the library to your event, contact Devery Johnson at 936-539-7814 x 6276.

Bilingual Parent/Child Reading Night at Milam Elementary

Healthy Kidz Fest at Creekside YMCA

Job Hunting Fair at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center

Breast Cancer Awareness Fair during Halloween


Senior Services

At Home with Books is a MCMLS Outreach program designed to provide those living in assisted living facilities or nursing homes with access to reading materials. (Currently closed to new accounts).

In April 2016, the John Cooper School made a donation to the At Home with Books program. With their donation, the library was able to purchase around 500 books in Large Print for the program's collection.

Young at Heart is a newsletter created for Seniors throughout Montgomery County and edited by the MCMLS Outreach Coordinator. Read the current edition.

Find links with helpful information on our Senior Resources page. Here you will find information regarding healthcare, legal issues, helpful organizations, and more.

Young at Heart Partners

agrilife lonestar_family ymca friendship_center


Needlecrafts: A Good Yarn

Enjoy knitting and crochet every Second and Fourth Tuesday from 5pm - 8pm in the small meeting room at the MCMLS Central Library. We meet to show current work, talk, and work on current projects.

Every four months this group makes baby blankets for donation as a way to give back to the community. You do not have to make baby blankets to join the group.

In June, they do an art installation called Texture to Text. This is where they "Yarn Bomb" the area in front of the circulation desk to help patrons "Explode into Summer Reading". Again, you are not required to yarn bomb to join the group, but it is a lot of fun. You can find this group on Facebook. Take a look at some photos of the Yarn Bombing at Central Library.

Yarn Bomb    Yarn Bombing the Bench    Yarn Bombing at Central


Hispanic Programs

El día de los niños / El día de los libros is a celebration of childhood and bilingual literacy. This Bilingual Story Time/Cuentos Bilingüesogram is to bring attention to family literacy and to focus on children. April 30, a traditional day for celbrating children in Latin American countries, was selected to begin a nationwide effort to observe a special day for promoting literacy for children of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

The library has special programming at or near April 30th each year. Check the calendar for upcoming listed events.

Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. It is a festive, joyous time in remembrance of their lives. Come to the library and celebrate with the Azteca-Chikawa dance group. Listen to traditional stories about the Day of the Dead.

Programs are at or around November 4th each year. Check the calendar for upcoming listed events.


Gulf Coast Reads

On the Same Page is an annual reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Each year, a representative committee of librarians selects a title that has a broad appeal to adults in our communities, is recognized in authoritative and professional journals, is available in multiple formats from print to downloadable content, and preferably, is available in multiple languages. The title should also lend itself to related programming about the themes or subjects within.

The reading initiative's goal is to encourage our communities to read the same title during the month of October in order to encourage readers to come together in discussions about it with neighbors, co-workers, friends and their families, as well as in classrooms and in libraries throughout the region. October is the month to read this year's choice.

For more information about this program, check out gulfcoastreads.org.

2012 Gulf Coast Reads

2017 Gulf Coast Reads selection
News of the World by Paulette Jiles


Geocaching is a free, real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Families try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can share their experiences online. The library system has 7 geocaches hidden in or near each location. Outreach runs the program. You will need to sign up for a free account to join in the hunt. Go to geocaching.com to sign up. The site also has a 2 minute video that explains geocaching.


Black History Month

Every year the Central Library celebrates Black History Month in February. Check our calendar for the next event, and view pictures from our past events below.