Crosby Branch Library closes for remodeling

CROSBY- The Crosby Branch of Harris County Public Library will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 for remodeling.
“The project will include new carpet, paint and new furniture,” said Library spokesperson Sarah Booth. “Although new space can not be added to the existing building, the current floor space will be reconfigured to make the building open and more accessible. The library will feature reading areas and a new teen area.

Funding for the project will be a joint public-private effort. “We got a small budget from Harris County,” she said. “The Friends of Crosby Library have also been very generous in helping with the project.” Booth could not say exactly how much money would be used.
The remodeling project is estimated to be completed in January 2007. Current customers can pick up their materials at the Atascocita Branch Library located at 19520 Pinehurst Trail Drive in Humble. The library can be reached at 281-812-2162.
The current 10,500 square foot library building has been open since 1987, although libraries in Crosby go back much further. In 1929 J.J. Orsag donated land for a library. O.A. Reidland donated the building while Albert Nelson provided the carpentry for the first Crosby library.
Since it’s opening in 1930, the library collection has grown from 812 books to over 59,000 holdings and 9,000 registered used.