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:
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Adult Crafting Club, Monday, 6-8 PM;
Mar. 17: St. Patrick's Day fabric necklace
Apr. 14: Hand-stitched felt bunnies
Animé Club, Last Thursday of the month, 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416
Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 29
Watch animé (Japanese animation), rated PG or TV-14
Author Visit & Book Signing (books available for purchase)
Tues., Feb. 11, 4-6 PM: Rachel Caine, author of The Morganville Vampires series, promoting new book Prince of Shadows (Romeo & Juliet)
Samples of the first chapter are available at the library. Ask for one at the Reference Desk.
Afternoon Book Club, 1st Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 7 PM, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416
March 11: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
LJRL Teen Book Club, 1st Wednesday, 4-5 PM, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416
March 5, see new teen books, no assigned reading
Library Reading Group, 3rd Thursday, meet & greet 6:30-7, discussion 7-8 PM, contact Peggy at (979) 209-5600
Feb. 20: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Free computer classes, Thursdays, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
One-on-one computer help, Mondays, 7-8 PM
Holiday Party, Saturday, Apr. 12, all ages, 10-11 AM
Movies, call (979) 764-3416 for titles and ratings
Family Movies, Saturday, 2-4 PM, Mar. 15, Apr. 12
call for title
Foreign Films & American Musicals, Wednesday, 6-8 PM, Mar. 12, Apr. 9
call to find out the title
Puppet Show, Saturday, Mar. 15, all ages, 10-11 AM
Monday Night Storytime, all ages, Monday, 6-7 PM, Feb. 24, Mar. 10 & 24, Apr. 7 & 21
Tuesdays, baby storytime & playgroup, 10:30-11:30 AM
Wednesdays, storytime for 2 & 3 year olds at 10 AM
Wednesdays, storytime for 4 & 5 year olds at 11 AM
Ceci's Spanish storytime, all ages, Fridays at 4 PM on Feb. 28, Mar. 28, & Apr. 25
Saturday storytime, all ages, Saturday, 10-11 AM, Feb. 22, Mar. 8 & 29, Apr. 26
Read College Station's blog by manager Kathy Nixie about evening and weekend storytime.
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.
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.
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. Note: The group study rooms are being used by the AARP tax volunteers until the middle of April.
For questions or concerns, call the library at (979) 764-3416 or contact Library System Director Larry Koeninger.
Page last updated February 20, 2014.