Welcome to Charles B. Stewart - West Branch Library

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Main Entrance

Reference Desk

Children's Reference Desk

Circulation

Block Club

Princesses

Fall Fun

Babytime

Branch Events Calendar


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Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
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


 

Phone: 936-788-8314

Address:
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356

From Houston/Galveston: Take I‐45 North. Exit Hwy 105/FM 2854 in Conroe. Take a left on Hwy 105
just after the overpass. Continue on Hwy 105 for about 15 minutes, past the lake. Look for the small,
green library sign, and take a right on C.B. Stewart Drive. Take a left on Clepper Drive before the old
water tower. Take a right on Bessie Price Owen Drive just past an elementary school. The library will be
on the RIGHT.


From Dallas/Huntsville/Conroe
: Exit Hwy 105/FM 2854 in Conroe. Take a right on Hwy 105. Continue on
Hwy 105 for about 15 minutes, past the lake. Look for the small, green library sign, and take a right on
C.B. Stewart Drive. Take a left on Clepper Drive before the old water tower. Take a right on Bessie Price
Owen Drive just past an elementary school. The library will be on the RIGHT.

Printable map with directions

 


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Contact Information

202 Bessie Price Owen Dr.
Montgomery, TX 77356
936-788-8314

Branch Manager: Matthew Wilson

Currently the Charles B. Stewart-West Branch houses a collection of 63,131 items. During FY 2012, 94,888 people visited the Stewart-West Branch Library to attend programs, check out items, access computers and get assistance finding information. Regular computer instruction is offered in the computer training lab.

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

Meeting Rooms - Capacity: 40

Study Rooms - Capacity: 8

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2012 Statistics

Open since 1988
At current location since 2006
Square footage – 14,560
Collection Size – 63,131
Circulation – 124,871
Cardholders – 11,147
Staff – 15

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 Branch 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.

 

Friends of the Charles B. Stewart-West Branch Library

President: Beverly Mannen
Vice President: Leesa Hoff
Secretary: Jan Null
Treasurer: Jan Zolla
Members at Large: Peggy Bramblett and Barbara Wright

Book Sales
No sale scheduled at this time.

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.

 

 

Various computer classes are given throughout the month. Need help with a specific project? There is also an Open Lab every Friday for individual assistance.

Kids computer classes available for ages 7-12 and encompass all areas of computer usage and understanding.
**The children's computer classes will come to an end this September, but will begin again in November.

3rd Thursday Reader’s Group meets every third Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30

2014 book selections, August through December :

The Nonfiction Reading Group meets the first Thursday of each month from 3pm - 4pm


ONGOING PROGRAMS:

WRITERS BY THE LAKE- Supportive writers group, open to the public. No dues or special requirements. Meets every first Monday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 .

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB : Meets every first Thursday of the month at 3:00pm.  Everyone welcome.

SENIOR SCHMOOZE - every First Friday of the month from 9:00 to 12:00 is Senior Schmooze Day at the Library. Free and open to anyone age 55 and older.  A nice way to enjoy the library. Light refreshments.  Meet others, play cards or dominoes, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut.  All seniors are welcome.

INSTITCHES needlecraft group - All types of needlecraft and all experience levels welcome. Bring your project. Meets every Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00.

3rd THURSDAY READERS' GROUP - meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30.