Larry J. Ringer Library
Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Address and Phone:
1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S. College Station, TX 77845 (979) 764-3416View Google Map
Announcements and Special Events:
Origami Workshop (ages 8 & up) - Thursday, June 13, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Dig into Reading & Kidtivities - Thursdays, 2 to 5 year olds at 10 a.m., 6 to 10 year olds at 2 p.m.
Zombie Fun for Tweens - Friday, June 14, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Author Visit, Book Signing, Writing Workshop - Saturday, June 15, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Diane Kelly, workshop on using humor in writing
Her newest book, Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers, came out June 4, books available for $7 from author (cash, check, PayPal)
Summer reading registration for all ages has started. Sign up for children's at Youth Services and for tween, teen, & adult at the Reference Desk.
Storytime - Wednesday mornings, babies & toddlers at 10, families at 11
Free computer class: Intro to MS Word - Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Glowing Jars Craft for Adults - Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (call for title)
The closest intersection is Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. (FM 2818) and Welsh Ave. The library is located across the street from A&M Consolidated High School.
Eastbound traffic can turn into the library entrance just past Welsh Ave.
Westbound traffic on FM 2818 can no longer turn into the main library entrance. Westbound options:
A) turn left at Welsh Ave. and left behind the dry cleaners at the end of the shopping center
B) turn left at Rio Grande Blvd, right on Navarro Dr, right on Welsh Ave., and right into the shopping center just before 2818
History of Larry J. Ringer Library:
In 1986, the cities of Bryan and College Station signed an interlocal agreement for Bryan to operate a branch library in College Station. College Station's first public library opened in 1987, and the present location opened in 1998. The College Station Public Library was renamed Larry J. Ringer Library in 2004 in honor of Larry J. Ringer, former College Station mayor who was very active in establishing a library in College Station.
Non-profit groups can reserve our meeting room, which is equipped with 40 chairs and has standing room for 114. The meeting room is available after hours, as long as the person booking the room arrives prior to closing, signs the after-hours form, and follows proper procedures for exiting. Our meeting room has a tiled floor, and refreshments are allowed. The meeting room may be booked up to three months in advance and can only be used by the same group once a month. Meeting rooms are checked out with your library card, and you will need to fill out a form. Ask at the Youth Services desk, or if no one is at that desk, go to the Reference Desk.
We also have two group study rooms at the back of the library. One is a small room (GS1) with a circular table that can accommodate about five people. The other (GS2) has two tables and enough room for about 15 to 20 people. Refreshments are not allowed in these rooms, and they are not accessible after hours. Call the Reference Desk if you would like to make a reservation (up to 3 times a week, up to a month in advance). Sign in at the Reference Desk; leave your library card with the librarian and take the blue or green card that says GS1 or GS2. The room can be used for two hours at a time and can only be used by the same person once per day.
Page last updated June 13, 2013.