Welcome to South Regional Library

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Entrance

Children's Reference

Children's Area

Adult Collection

Adult Reference

Computer Lab

Periodical Section

Friends Bookstore

Branch Events Calendar

Tax Assistance Flyer

 

Hours

Monday–Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday–Saturday 9am - 5pm
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


2101 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
936-442-7727

From Houston/Galveston: Take I‐45 North. Exit Woodlands Parkway (a flyover exit). Take a right at the
light on Six Pines Drive. Take a left on Lake Robbins Drive, next to the Woodlands Pavilion. Continue on
Lake Robbins until you pass a small park on your left (HEB grocery will be on your right). The library is on
the LEFT side of the street, just after the park and before you come to the light at Grogan’s Mill Road.

From Dallas/Huntsville/Conroe: Take I‐45 South. Exit Woodlands Parkway. Stay on the feeder road, and
continue going straight on Lake Woodlands Drive. Just past the mall, take a right on Lake Robbins Drive
(the street is easily identifiable by its metal bridge over a lake). Continue on Lake Robbins Drive past the
movie theater and the Woodlands Pavilion. The library is on the LEFT side of the street across from HEB,
just after a small park and before you come to the light at Grogan’s Mill Road.

Printable map with directions

 

Contact Information

2101 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
936-442-7727

Branch Manager: Catherine Pells

Today, the South Regional Library is the busiest library in the system. The Library houses a collection of 133, 818  items. During FY 2012, 478,537  residents visited South Regional Library to attend programs, check out items, access computers and get assistance finding information.

Equipment
  • 31 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 4 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • 1 print station
  • 1 photocopier
  • 1 meeting room
  • 1 conference room
  • 4 study rooms
  • 1 self-checkout system
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.

Meeting Rooms - 1 large, 1 small

Study Rooms - 4 small

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2012 Statistics

Open since 1976
At current location since 1994
Square footage – 30,000
Collection Size – 133,818
Circulation – 545,679
Cardholders – 62,029
Staff – 29

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.

 

For more information on SMC Friends of the Library book sales or other events, visit the SMC Friends of the Library homepage or email us for information on upcoming events and meetings.

2014 Spring Annual Book Sale
April 3rd - 5th

Location: South Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

April 3rd (Thurs.) 5:00pm-8:00pm $5.00 first night donation
April 4th (Fri.) 9:00am-4:30pm
April 5th (Sat) 9:00am-12:00pm
                $2 Bag Sale Sat. 12:30pm-3:00pm

Computer Classes are given Monday and Wednesday in the computer lab on the 2nd floor.


Novel Ideas Book Club Please join us in the small meeting room every other month on the 2nd Thursday for lively book discussions and refreshments. The book club will be held at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Please choose which session you would like to attend when you register.

**Seating is limited. Please register in advance for the upcoming book discussion.**

The first 10 participants to register will get a free copy of the upcoming book to be discussed.

To register or ask questions, please call 936-442-7727 ext. 2344 or come to the 2nd floor reference desk.

Apr. 10 The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Registration starts 2/6 at 2:00pm)
June 12 Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple (Registration starts 4/11 at 2:00pm)
Aug. 14 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Registration starts 6/13 at 2:00pm)
Oct. 9 Blue Heaven by C. J. Box (Registration starts 8/15 at 2:00pm)
Dec. 11 The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Registration starts on 10/10 at 2:00pm)


Teen and Tween book clubs

It's Not Your Mother's Book Club - for Teens
A monthly teen book club held September thru May for teens 13-17.  It is devoted to good books, food, and fun. The first 12 teens who sign up for the book club each month will receive a copy of that month’s book selection.  Meetings usually take place the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm.  However, the date and time may vary especially during holiday seasons.  Please check the online calendar for confirmation of the date and time of the meeting.
Not Your Mother's Book Club flyer

Teen Anime and Manga
Teens will discuss their favorite manga and get to see a selection of teen anime.  Meetings usually take place the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm.  However, the date and time may vary especially during holiday seasons.  Please check the online calendar for confirmation of the date and time of the meeting.
Teen Anime & Manga flyer

Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC)
Teens ages 13 to 17 interested in volunteering September through May at may do so through this group.  Teens are required to attend monthly mandatory meetings held the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:00pm.  
During these meetings teens help prepare for the monthly events at which they can volunteer.  For every hour spent in a meeting or volunteering at a library event teens will receive a corresponding volunteer hour.   An information meeting about the YAAC group is held the first Wednesday in August each year.

Tween Book Club
At each meeting Tweens aged 9 through 12 will get to discuss that month’s book with each other, the Children’s Librarian, and the YA Librarian. Refreshments will be served. The first 15 tweens to sign up get a free copy of that month’s book. Sign up at the Children’s Desk.

 

Family Game Night
1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm - 7:30pm
An evening of board games with light refreshments, open to all ages.

Knit Club - Spinning Yarns @ the Library
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month from 9:30am – 11:00am
and 4th Tuesday of the month 5:30pm – 7pm
We share tips, learn new skills, exchange patterns and ideas, help each other, check out library books on our subject, laugh and have fun. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own project.

 

Children's Activities

Contact Information – 936-442-7727 ext. 6363
Children's Activities Flyer

Mother Goose Time – Thursdays at 9:15am and 9:45am
Early literacy for infants. Space is limited to 40 - tickets required.

Toddler Time – Mondays at 10am and 11:00am
Builds on Monther Goose Time by introducing children to books and stories with simple language and predictable plots. Introduces toddlers to the idea of library manners and listening skills.

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays at 10am and 10:30am
Builds on Toddler Time - stories are longer and more complex. Space is limited to 40 - tickets required.

Fall Storytime Schedule
Beings the week of August 26th and concludes on December 12th. Storytimes are not held during Spring Break. See the Childrens Activities Flyer for guidelines and more information.

Sensory Storytime
Dates:
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Combines storytime with visual cues and tactile activities. Most appropriate for children with a sensory processing disorder, such as autism or Down Syndrome. See the Children's Activities Flyer for more information.

Read with the Dogs
Dates:
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Children practice reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs. See the Children's Activities Flyer for more information.

Kids Make Stuff
Make something cool each month with the Children's Librarian. See the Children's Activities Flyer for more information and craft for each month.
Dates:
Time: 2:30pm and 4:00pm


Tweens Activities


Children's Activities Flyer

Tween Scene
Hang out with friends, learn something new and have fun! A different program every month. See the Tween Activities Flyer for more information on this month's program.
Age: 9-12 years


Reading Buddies – select Tuesdays from 9:30am to 10:30pm

Childrens Activies flyer