Welcome to Charles B. Stewart - West Branch Library


Location:
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
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Phone: 936-788-8314

Branch Manager:
Mat Wilson ext. 6299

@WestMCMLS

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
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 Room Meeting RoomStudy Room Study Room
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 Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library:
President: Peggy Priestley
Vice President: Jan Null
Secretary: Margie Biggs
Treasurer: Jan Zolla
Members at Large: Beverly Mannen and Nancy Buffone

Want to become a member? Membership fees are $10/individual, $15/family. Membership forms are available at the book sale for those interested in joining early entry.

The West Branch Library opened in the Western Hills Shopping Center in June 1988.  The 1,600 square feet of space was donated rent free for 3 years.

In July, 1991, the County received an LSCA grant for $100,000 with a County match of $128,000. The plan was to expand the West Branch Library from 1,600 to 6,600 sq. ft. by purchasing space at the Western Hills Shopping Center. On November 20, 1992, the expanded West Branch Library was opened to the public.

January 2002 saw the acceptance of a Facilities Master Plan by the Planning Task Force. A $10 million bond issue was placed on the November 2002 ballot 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. The bond issue was approved by a 52% to 48% margin despite a vigorous anti-campaign staged by a group of citizens opposed to higher taxes.

Philip and Holly LeFevre donated the site for the West branch replacement. Ground Breaking for the new Charles B. Stewart Branch Library took place on August 18, 2004.  The Charles B. Stewart West Branch Library held its Grand Opening on March 9, 2006.

The Charles B. Stewart-West Library is named for the designer of the Texas flag.  Dr. Stewart was a prominent member of the Montgomery community and contributed much to the development of the area.

Since the Grand Opening in 2006, the local Lake Conroe Rotary Club has been working with other civic organizations in the community to landscape around the small lake on the property adjoining the library.  They have developed a lovely park with a waterfall, a rose garden and a walking trail with several bridges around the lake.

Currently the West Library houses a collection of 59,135 items. Regular computer instruction is offered inside the computer training lab.

Statistics: During FY 2015, the West Library circulated 137,264 items and increased to 14,881 cardholders.


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Dates and times are subject to change, particularly during Holidays and Summer.
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Adult Book Club

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

Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Computer Classes

Offered throughout the month - free of charge.

August Calendar    September Calendar

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Needlecrafts: In Stitches

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

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Senior Social

Socialize with free coffee and donuts!

Date: 1st Friday of the month
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Writers Group: Writers by the Lake

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

Date: 1st Monday of the month
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Baby & Me Storytime (Birth - 18 months)

A program of songs, rhymes, and movement for the very young.

Date & Time: September - May, please refer to the calendar
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6282


Toddler Storytime (1 - 3 years)

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

Date: Wednesdays, September - May
Time: 10:00 AM
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6282


Preschooler Storytime (3 - 5 years)

A program of books and activities.

Date: Wednesdays, September - May
Time: 11:00 AM
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6282


R.E.A.D.® to the Dogs (4 - 12 years)

Practice reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs.

Date: 1st Thursday of the month, September - May
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6282


LEGO® Fun (6 - 12 years)

Join us for creativity, building, and fun with Legos®.

Date: 4th Thursday of the month, September - May
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6282

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Teen Tabletop Gaming & Tournament of Champions

Join us for our monthly game days, alternating between a competitive Tournament of Champions and a relaxed, free-play game day.

Date & Time: Please refer to the calendar
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6293


Teen Movie Matinee

Once a month, teens can enjoy a blast to the past as we feature retro movies from various decades.

Date & Time: Please refer to the calendar
Contact: 936-788-8314 ext. 6293