Larry J. Ringer Library


CLOSED MONDAY MAY 25 FOR MEMORIAL DAY


Larry J. Ringer Library

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Hours:

Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Address and Phone:

1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S. College Station, TX 77845 (979) 764-3416

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Announcements and Special Events:

Animé Club for Teens, one Thursday a month, (May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27), 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416
     Watch animé (Japanese animation), rated PG or TV-14, watching videos from Crunchyroll &/or B/CS Books & Comics.
     Contact Kendra to make suggestions.

Book Clubs
     Afternoon Book Club, adults, 1st Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 7 PM, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416
     Book Blast, children entering 3rd and 4th grade, Tuesdays in June & July (2-3 PM except 4-5 PM on July 21 & 28), sign up at Youth Services
     Library Reading Group, adults, 3rd Thursday, meet & greet 6:45-7, discussion 7-8 PM, contact Peggy at (979) 209-5600

Computer help
     Free computer classes, Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, no reservations needed
     One-on-one computer help, Mondays 6-8 PM & Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM, contact the library to sign up for 30 minutes

Storytime - summer storytime starts June 1

Summer Reading Program - registration starts May 26 (all ages)

Teen Advisory Board - Teens in 7th-12th grade can apply to help plan teen events and help at summer children's programs.

TEENS Publish (8-week summer program for teen writers & illustrators, 7th-12th grade), applications now being accepted

See our eBook collection. Lots of new eBooks have recently been added thanks to the Plass and Doak charitable trusts and the Friends of the Library.
Read instructions, call the library at (979) 764-3416, or stop by the Reference Desk for help.

Calendars: printable calendar, online calendar

What's up at the library? Get an email about our programs. Sign up for our newsletter at www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=436#newsletter1. If you have previously subscribed to our mailing lists, but you are not receiving our weekly electronic newsletter, please contact us.

Directions:

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.

Meeting Rooms:

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.

For questions or concerns, call the library at (979) 764-3416 or contact Ringer Library Manager Jessica Jones by email at jonesj@bryantx.gov or by phone at (979) 764-3625.

Page last updated May 21, 2015.

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