Fulshear Branch Library to Open Soon, Soft Opening Slated For Dec. 18

Fulshear Branch Library to Open Soon, Soft Opening Slated For Dec. 18

November 30 2023

Fort Bend County Libraries is proud to announce that the new Fulshear Branch Library will open to the public at noon on Monday, December 18.

Library staff only recently gained access to the building, so they have been working feverishly to make the library as ready as possible for the “soft opening” in December.

A Grand Opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for January, when county officials and library staff will showcase the full extent of resources and services that will be available to the public.

“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very excited to finally open the doors, welcome everyone in, and show off this wonderful new building, even if everything is not completely set up yet,” says Library Director Clara Russell. “It is considerably larger than the old building, so we have much more space to work with, and we look forward to unveiling the full extent of the wonderful offerings we have in store for the public when we have the Grand Opening in January!”

In an effort to meet the expanded needs of a rapidly growing population in the area, this larger building will replace the existing Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. Although the site broke ground on July 19, 2021 with expected completion in 2022, an oft-delayed schedule has impeded previous opening-date targets several times. Unforeseen setbacks, vendor coordination, and supply-chain issues have frustrated everyone involved in the project, as well as Fulshear-area citizens who have been waiting for the new library to open.

“We’ll be opening in December with the most basic essentials for a library, so we ask for everyone’s patience while we work to complete the transformation over the next few weeks in preparation for the Grand Opening celebration,” says Russell. “Even with the rough patches, I think we’re going to be in good shape when we open those doors.”

The new Fulshear Branch Library boasts approximately 35,000 square feet and has been made possible by a 2015 bond election. Located at 6350 GM Library Road, Fulshear Branch Library is near Texas Heritage Parkway, north of FM 1093 in Precinct 3. Once the Fulshear Branch Library opens on December 18, the regular business hours will be Monday from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday closed.

For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us or call the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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