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.

Summer Reading Registration continues through July 31 (all ages)

          Wednesday, July 23:
                    Children & Families: Toddler Storytime (10:00)
                    Children & Families: Family Storytime (11:00)
                    Teens: PG-13 Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2:30 - 5:00; last chance to qualify for pool party)
                                 Tweens can attend too if it is okay with their parents.

          Thursday, July 24:
                    Children & Families: Storytime for Nonwalking Babies (9:10)
                    Ages 2-5: Fizz, Boom, Read (10:00)
                    Ages 6-10: Kidtivities (2:00)

          Friday, July 25:
                    Children & Families: Ceci's Spanish Storytime (4:00 - 5:00, all ages)
                    Adults: Free computer class (9:30 - 11:30, Intro to MS Excel, reservations not required)
                    Adults: Registration Deadline for Dessert in the Stacks (Contact the Reference Desk to sign up)

          Monday, July 28, 7:30-9:30 - Teen/Tween Pool Party at Adamson Lagoon*
                    * Must have attended at least one teen and/or tween event at Ringer Library and have a signed permission slip.

                      Contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.

          Tuesday, July 29, 7:00-9:00 - Adults: Dessert in the Stacks*
                    * Must have registered by July 25.
Contact the Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416.

          Thursday, July 31 - Adults: Deadline for entering the Photography Contest

Animé Club, 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
     Next meeting: July 31

Author Visits
     Rachel Caine, author of The Morganville Vampires series, visited our library in February 2014 to promote her new book Prince of Shadows.

     Molly Blaisdell is a local author, and her crossover young adult / new adult novel Plumb Crazy came out on eBook in June 2014.
          On Wednesday, June 25, she visited with teens at 4:30 and with adults at 5:15. Both visits included Star Trek trivia & twinkies.

     Interested Authors
          If you are an author interested in visiting our library, please contact us at (979) 764-3416 or email kperkins@bryantx.gov.

Book Clubs
     Afternoon Book Club, 1st Tuesday, 5:30 PM - 7 PM, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416

     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 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Storytime (June 2 - July 31)

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. 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 Ringer Library Manager Jessica Jones.

Page last updated July 22, 2014.

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