New Interim Director Appointed for Fort Bend County Library System

New Interim Director Appointed for Fort Bend County Library System

June 12 2024

The Fort Bend County Commissioners Court has recently announced the appointment of Monique Franklin as the Interim Director for the Fort Bend County Library System on Tuesday, June 11. The Fort Bend County Library system, established in 1947, includes twelve branches spread across the County and serves a diverse community with a wide range of resources, services and programming.

In her new role, Franklin is tasked with overseeing the daily operations of the library system until the permanent library director position is successfully filled.

Prior to this new role, Franklin served as the Assistant Library Director of the Fort Bend County for a year under the esteemed leadership of Clara Russell, the former Library Director who retired on June 7, 2024. Franklin's association with the Fort Bend County Libraries began in September 2011 when she took on the role of Adult Collection Development Coordinator for the library system.

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Earlier in her career, Franklin devoted a decade of her professional life to the Harris County Public Library where she functioned as a children's materials selection librarian. In addition, she has experience working as a children's librarian at both Houston Public Library and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Franklin's journey in librarianship began at the St. Charles Parish Library in Destrehan, Louisiana, where she was a branch manager and youth services coordinator. This followed her achievement of securing a master’s degree in library science from Louisiana State University. 

To learn more about Fort Bend County Libraries, visit

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany 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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