All libraries will resume their normal hours of operation on Monday, July 15, with the exception of the Fulshear Branch, which remains temporarily closed.

Libraries Invite Adult Readers to Summer Reading Lounges

July 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries invites adult readers to disengage this summer – just for a little while – from the stress of everyday life and work, social media and television, and adulting in general and stop by the library to relax during a designated hour of silent reading, free of distractions and responsibilities, with background music adding ambiance to the soothing experience.


These “Adult Summer Reading Lounges” – or silent reading parties -- will take place at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system in July.


Readers are encouraged to bring something to read to themselves in any medium – books, magazines, graphic novels, audiobooks, or ebooks. They are also invited to bring cushions, blankets, pillows, or anything else that will add to their personal comfort and coziness for the occasion.

At the end of the first hour, everyone will have an opportunity to talk about their reading choices with other readers.

Similar to a book club, silent reading parties provide an opportunity for like-minded people to socialize – if they wish -- and connect over their books as icebreakers. Silent reading parties also hold individuals -- who like to read but never seem to find the time -- accountable for taking a break from their busy lives and committing to an hour of reading.

This adults-only event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. Participants may register online or by calling or visiting the libraries.