The Belle Sherman Kendall Neighborhood Library and Community Center is now open! Located at 609 N. Eldridge, this facility offers a number of firsts for the city, as the first combined library and community center in Houston, as well as the first library with a drive-up window. The new three-story center nearly doubles the size of the previous location, offering approximately 75,000 items.
The first floor of the facility is where the Community Center is located, sharing space with a large meeting room and the Library’s check-in and check-out services, including the drive-up window. The second floor houses the adult collection and reading areas as well as a small conference room. The third floor offers the children’s and teen’s collections and reading areas.
Aiming at meeting the publics’ needs, customers will have access to 29 computer stations, 12 laptops for on-site checkout, reference services, self-check stations, and a large on-site collection of books, periodicals, music, movies, and reference materials. The Library’s hours are Monday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday noon - 8 p.m., Friday noon - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The facility is closed on Sunday.
If you are looking for something to do, check out one of the Library’s many programs including:
- Toddler Storytime – Each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.
- Mystery Book Club – The first Thursday of each from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- AARP Tax Help – Each Wednesday through April 14 from noon – 4 p.m. and each Saturday through April 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- After School Gaming for Teens – Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the new Teen Area, located on the third floor
For more information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.