History


Read “Library Services — Rich Past, Bright Future”  by retired Community Librarian Clara B. Mounce

Timeline

1903 – Carnegie Library opens

1969 – Bryan Public Library opens

1979 – College Station starts giving Bryan money for books

1984 – College Station citizens’ committee examines ways to provide library service to College Station and recommends opening a branch

1986 – Interlocal agreement signed for Bryan to operate a branch library in College Station

1987 – College Station branch opens in storefront location

1989 – College Station citizens’ committee explores options for expansion, recommends building a library

1995 – Bond issue passed to build College Station Public Library

1995 – Bryan Public Library remodeled after fire

1998 – College Station Public Library opens at current location

1999 – Restoration of the Carnegie Library

1999 – Carnegie Library renamed Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History

2004 – College Station Public Library renamed Larry J. Ringer Library

2008 – College Station voters approve expansion of Larry J. Ringer Library

2010 – Bryan Public Library renamed Clara B. Mounce Public Library

2010 – Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History renamed Carnegie History Center

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