New Fulshear Branch Library Now Open!
November 30, 2023
Fort Bend County Libraries is proud to announce that the new Fulshear Branch Library is now open to the public.
Library staff only recently gained access to the building, so they have been working feverishly to make the library as ready as possible for the “soft opening” in December.
A Grand Opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for January, when county officials and library staff will showcase the full extent of resources and services that will be available to the public.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very excited to finally open the doors, welcome everyone in, and show off this wonderful new building, even if everything is not completely set up yet,” says Library Director Clara Russell. “It is considerably larger than the old building, so we have much more space to work with, and we look forward to unveiling the full extent of the wonderful offerings we have in store for the public when we have the Grand Opening in January!”
An oft-delayed schedule has impeded previous opening-date targets several times. Unforeseen setbacks, vendor coordination, and supply-chain issues have frustrated everyone involved in the project, as well as Fulshear-area citizens who have been waiting for the new library to open.
“We’ll be opening in December with the most basic essentials for a library, so we ask for everyone’s patience while we work to complete the transformation over the next few weeks in preparation for the Grand Opening celebration,” says Russell. “Even with the rough patches, I think we’re going to be in good shape when we open those doors.”
The new Fulshear Branch Library is located at 6350 GM Library Road, off Texas Heritage Parkway, north of FM 1093. Click here to view a map showing the location of the building: https://bit.ly/FBCL_Fulshear_Map
The hours for this branch will be:
Mon 12 pm – 9 pm
Tue 10 am – 6 pm
Wed 10 am – 6 pm
Thu 10 am – 9 pm
Fri 12 pm – 5 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Construction of the new Fulshear Branch Library is the final phase of a $19.8-million bond referendum approved by voters in November 2015, which included $13.4 million for a new library to be built on the north side of the county. The new Fulshear Branch Library is located off Texas Heritage Parkway, north of FM 1093.
“The area served by the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library has grown and changed considerably since the library was originally built in 1998,” says Russell. “When the library was first built, it was designed to meet the needs of the community at that time. No one could have imagined how much Fulshear would grow in such a relatively short time!”