Fort Bend County Libraries is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at George Memorial Library in Richmond.
The dream of a public library system for Fort Bend County began in 1947 with 12 women who wanted to share their love of reading with all people across the county. Their goal was to make books accessible to everyone.
From a humble beginning of 1,000 books and a bookmobile, the library system’s collection has grown to more than 1.1-million books, audiovisual materials, and digital selections. There are now more than 375,000 cardholders who frequent the 11 library locations throughout the county. The library system has averaged about 3 million checkouts annually over recent years.
Special events and activities have been planned in salute to the advances achieved by the library system, and to the communities that made it all possible, over the past 75 years.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friends of the Library book sale at front entrance
Vintage cars displayed in south parking lot
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Photo and Memory Displays in the Bohachevsky Gallery
Photo booth in the Bohachevsky Gallery
Local community and museum informational tables in the Lobby
“75 Books for 75 Years” ongoing children’s story time in the Puppet Theater
Crafts in Youth Services Department
Outdoor games and face painting for youth near the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Barbershop Quartet in the Bohachevsky Gallery presented by Grandmas' Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Welcome and Time Capsule in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Food Booths at the Water Fountain
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cake and Punch served in the Bohachevsky Gallery
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Barbershop Quartet in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater presented by Grandmas' Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet
Swing Dance Basics presented by Cookie Joe's Dance Company
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Live-action Clue game begins near the Meeting Room
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Swing Band in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater presented by Second Street Brass
2:00 - 2:20 pm
Youth dance performance in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater presented by Cookie Joe's Dance Company
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Mystery Radio Theater in the Meeting Room presented by Creative Learning Society
A printable copy of the schedule of events can be found here.
The celebration is sponsored by the Friends of the George Memorial Library, who will also be having a book sale on the day of the event. Proceeds from the book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the libraries.
All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4723 or email email@example.com.