Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek

"...learning never ends, and as we enter the next century, it will be more and more important for all Americans to be lifelong learners. ...every one of us can contribute in some way to a better-educated America."....Barbara Bush

Architectural Drawing of the Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek

On May 16, 2000, Harris County Commissioners Court approved the $3,966,000 contract awarded to Fireman Construction Company for the building of the Barbara Bush Branch.

Groundbreaking for the Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek was held June 12, 2000 at the present Cypress Creek Branch building.

Compaq announced a $50,000 grant for the new library's computers at the ground breaking. Through the years, the former Compaq (now part of Hewlett Packard) showed its support of the Barbara Bush Library Friends with donations of books for the book sale, software for library computers, and two Compaq employees designed the BBLF Web page.

The Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek, part of the Harris County Public Library system, first opened its doors to the public on December 18, 2002.

The Barbara Bush Library Friends Annual Book Sale

Proceeds support the Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek.

Campaign for the New Collection

The new Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek is...

  • 32,000 square feet, over three times the size of the existing branch library.
  • Have easier access for handicapped patrons.
  • Have a main meeting room with video conferencing capability (which can be divided into two smaller conference rooms) which will seat 100, plus a conference room on the second floor for more meeting space for multipurpose needs.
  • Have approximately 116,200 materials, which includes an expanded book collection in well lighted stacks.
  • Have a separate children's area for books, study tables, and PCs to search the library catalog.
  • Have a larger periodical section with comfortable, quiet places to read.
  • Have over 50 PCs with Internet access.
  • Have a convenient circulation desk that promotes the flow of traffic.
  • Be a library the community will use with pride.

    Latest News

    For the latest news (as published in the Houston Chronicle This Week (Zone 14) section and the 1960 Sun East), ask at the reference desk for the vertical file (newspaper clippings) folder on this subject at the Barbara Bush Branch at Cypress Creek, part of the Harris County Public Library.

    Related links:
  • Commissioner Jerry Eversole (Harris County - - Precinct Four)
  • Harris County Public Library
  • Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
  • George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
  • Morris Architects
  • Campaign for the New Collection
  • Barbara Bush Library Friends
  • Barbara Bush Library Friends membership form
  • Public Libraries
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