Larry J. Ringer Library


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:


Please welcome our new manager Jessica Jones. She can be contacted by email at jonesj@bryantx.gov or by phone at (979) 764-3625.

Read an eBook Day, Thursday, September 18
     Use your library card to check out free eBooks. Comment today at readanebookday.com or use the hashtag #eBookDay for a chance to win an eReader.

Volunteer Orientation, Saturday, September 20
     Are you an adult who's interested in volunteering at the library? Contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416 for more details.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Monday, September 22
     Free movie (rated R) in Spanish. Free food. Contact the library at (979) 764-3416 for details.

Animé Club for Teens, Last Thursday of the month, 3:45 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.

Author Visits
     Teen and Middle Grade Authors Event, Saturday, November 8th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and Sunday, November 9th, 2-4 p.m.
     Aspiring teen and tween authors and adults who write for those audiences are invited. Talk about your work and other teen and middle grade fiction.
     Book signings are allowed. If you would like to be listed as a featured author, please contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.

Book Clubs
     Afternoon Book Club, 1st Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 7 PM, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416
     LJRL Teen Book Club, 1st Wednesday during the school year, 4-5 PM, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416, see new teen books
     Library Reading Group, 3rd Thursday, meet & greet 6:30-7, discussion 7-8 PM, contact Peggy at (979) 209-5600

Computer help
     Free computer classes, Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, no reservations needed

Fall Storytime (No storytime the week of Nov. 3rd and on Thurs., Nov. 27)
     Babies and Books, newborn to walking babies, Thursdays at 9:15 (Sept. 11 - Dec. 11)
     Wiggle Worms, walking babies to age 2, Mondays at 9:30 & 10:30 (Sept. 8 - Dec. 8) and Thursdays at 10:30 (Sept. 25 - Dec. 11)
     2s & 3s, Wednesdays at 10:00 (Sept. 10 - Dec. 10)
     3s & 4s, Wednesdays at 11:00 (Sept. 10 - Dec. 10)
     Family, Thursdays at 6:00 (Sept. 11 - Dec. 11)
     Spanish, Friday at 4:00 (Sept. 26, Oct. 24, & Nov. 21)

Upcoming Special Events for All Ages
     Jungle Jim's Bugs, Saturday, October 4, 2-4, come and go
     Celebrate the Middle Ages, Sunday, October 5, 2-4, demonstrations by Shire of the Shadowlands (SCA), indoors and outdoors (weather permitting),
     chance to win Texas Renaissance Festival tickets (TRF donated 50 for opening weekend & 50 for Nov. 9), must be present to win

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. Go to bcslibrary.org, then online, then social media (or click the link). Pick which age group you want to know about. Give us your email. Once every 1-2 weeks, we will send out info about what is coming up in the next few weeks.

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.

Page last updated September 16, 2014.

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