Welcome to South Regional Library


Location:
2101 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Phone: 936-442-7727

Assistant Branch Manager:
Jenn Wigle ext. 6372

@southmcmls

Hours:

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

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

2017 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 2: New Year's Day
January 16: Martin Luther King Day
February 20: President's Day
April 14-15: Good Friday.
May 29: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 1: Staff Training Day
September 4: Labor Day
November 10-11: Veteran's Day
November 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 23-25: Thanksgiving
December 23-26: Christmas

Amenities:

Public Computers Public Computers Wi-Fi Wireless Internet
Photocopier 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.

South Branch Library was opened in The Woodlands Information Center in 1976. In 1978 the South Branch Library on Many Pines Street was completed. The Woodlands donated the site and a federal LSCA grant for $75,000 was obtained to help fund the construction cost of the 5,500 square foot building.

In January, 1991, County Judge Alan Sadler appointed a citizens library task force to examine the needs for library service in Montgomery County.  In August, 1991, the Library Task Force gave its report to Commissioners’ Court, recommending a bond election for $9.25 million to build a 50,000 sq. ft. Central Library in Conroe, a 30,000 sq. ft. regional branch in The Woodlands, $100,000 toward a new Magnolia Branch, $500,000 for new books for the system, and $750,000 for automation & computerization of the system.  A bond election for the Library system was held November 5, 1991, and $9.25 million was approved by a 63% vote.

In January, 1992, the South Branch Library burned to the ground as a result of arson. However, about $800,000 in insurance money was made available as a result.

Ray Bailey Architects was recommended by the Oversight Committee and approved by Commissioners’ Court as the Library architect in February, 1992. David Hennington was retained by the architect as the library consultant for the project.

In May, 1992, South Branch Library opened in temporary space of 10,000 sq. ft. in a former grocery store in Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center in The Woodlands, primarily with thousands of donated books.

In July of 1992, an LSCA grant of $100,000 was approved by the State Library to help with the construction of the new South Regional Branch.

On February 9, 1993, the official ground breaking for the new South Regional Library and Central Library were held.

On May 16, 1994, the old South Branch was closed so its contents could be moved to the new South Regional Library.

On June 13, 1994, the new South Regional Library opened to the public and the old Central Library closed for its move.

On September 10, 1994, the new South Regional Library celebrated its official grand opening.

Today, the South Regional Library is the busiest library in the system. The Library houses a collection of 121,531  items.

Statistics: During FY 2015, the South Regional Library circulated 481,857 items and increased to 76,817 cardholders.


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.


Adults

Adult Fiction Book Club

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

Date: 4th Tuesday of every even-numbered month
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Small Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6369 - Please register in advance
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar

Adult Gumshoe Mystery Book Club

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

Date: 1st Tuesday of every odd-numbered month
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Small Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6371 - Please register in advance
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar

Adult Walking Book Club

Join us for walking along the Waterway and discussion! We will discuss a different title each meeting. Please register in advance through the online calendar.

Date: 3rd Tuesday of every odd-numbered month
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: We will start at the meeting room in the lobby and then walk down to the Waterway
Current book: Please refer to the calendar


Kids

Preteen Book Club

At each meeting, preteens aged 9 - 12 years will discuss that month's book with each other and the Children's Librarian.

Date: 2nd Thursday of the month, September - May
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Children's Area
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6363 - Please register in advance
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar


Teens

Teen Book Club

All teens ages 13 - 17 are welcome to discuss that month's book selection.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month, September - May
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar

Teen Manga Club

All teens ages 13 - 17 are welcome to discuss that month's Manga selection.

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month, September - May
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar

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.


Computer Classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge.

October Calendar    November Calendar

Click to view the class schedules for other branches.


Crafternoons

Each event will feature free crafts adults can create and take home, while supplies last. Please register in advance through the online calendar.

Date & Time: Bimonthly - Please refer to the calendar
Location: Lobby Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7712 ext. 6378


Family Game Night

Fun board games and refreshments for the whole family!

Date: 1st Monday of the month
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Lobby Meeting Room


Gardening with Bob Dailey

Learn about gardening techniques from Bob Dailey!

Date & Time: Bimonthly - Please refer to the calendar
Location: Lobby Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7712 ext. 6378


Needlecraft Circle

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

Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Lobby Meeting Room


Senior Seminar Circle / Classic Movie Circle

Join us each month to either learn something new at a presentation for Seniors, or to watch an oldie but a goodie at our classic movie screening.

Date: 4th Monday of the month - please view the calendar to see which event (seminar or movie) is occurring
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Location: Lobby Meeting Room

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.


R.E.A.D.® to the Dogs (4 - 12 years)

Practice reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs.

Date: 2nd Saturday of the month, September - May
Time: 10:20 AM
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6363


Preteen Book Club (9 - 12 years)

At each meeting, preteens will discuss that month's book with each other and the Children's Librarian.

Date: 2nd Thursday of the month, September - May
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Children's Area
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6363 - Please register in advance
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar

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.


Teen Book Club

All teens ages 13 - 17 are welcome to discuss that month's book selection.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month, September - May
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar


Teen Hangout

A session where teens can relax and hangout. Various snacks will be provided. Activities at this event vary from gaming, to board games, or crafting.

Date & Time: Please refer to the calendar
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370


Teen Manga Club

All teens ages 13 - 17 are welcome to discuss that month's Manga selection.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month, September - May
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370
Current book: Please call or refer to the calendar


Teen Volunteers

Join a group of dedicated teen volunteers that commit to meeting and helping at various library events.

Mandatory Monthly Meeting, September - May
Date: 1st Wednesday of the month Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370


Teen Writers & Artists Group

A monthly group that focuses on helping foster a community of teen writers and artists. Each month we will work on different writing exercises and practice drawing different things.

Date & Time: Please refer to the calendar
Location: Large Meeting Room
Contact: 936-442-7727 ext. 6370