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COVID-19 Information

Announcement

All library branches are closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV, movies, and magazines are available through our eBranch.

Library items will not accrue overdue fines, but books can be returned via bookdrop.
DIY items can be returned to Library Administration between 10 AM- 2 PM Monday-Friday.

If you need assistance, contact us via phone (979-864-1505) between 10 AM - 2 PM, email us at bcls@bcls.lib.tx.us, or chat with us live below.

Todas las sucursales de la biblioteca están cerradas al público hasta nuevo aviso debido a COVID-19.
Los libros electrónicos (eBooks), libros de audio electrónicos, TV, películas y revistas están disponibles a través de nuestro eBranch.

Los artículos de la biblioteca no acumularán multas vencidas, pero los libros se pueden devolver a través de nuestro cajón de libros. Los artículos en nuestra colleción 'DIY' (hágalo usted mismo) se pueden devolver a Library Administration (Administración de la Biblioteca) entre las 10 AM y las 2 PM de lunes a viernes.

Si necesita ayuda, por favor llame al 979-864-1505 entre las 10 AM y las 2 PM, envíenos un correo electrónico a bcls@bcls.lib.tx.us o chatee con nosotros en vivo abajo donde dice "Need Help? Chat Now".

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Libraries to Re-Open June 1 with Limited Hours, Services

As the next step toward resumption of library services, all branches of the Brazoria County Library System are set to re-open to the public on Monday, June 1, with the following adjusted hours:

Alvin: 10-6 Mon-Sat
Angleton: 10-7 Mon; 10–6 Tues-Sat
Brazoria: 10-6 Mon; 10-7 Tues; 10-6 Wed-Sat
Clute: Closed Mon; 10-6 Tues-Sat
Danbury: 10-6 Mon-Fri
Freeport: 10-6 Mon-Thurs; Closed Fri; 10-6 Sat
Lake Jackson: 10-6 Mon & Tues; 10-7 Wed; 10-6 Thurs-Sat
Manvel: 10-6 Mon-Sat
Pearland/Tom Reid: 10-6 Mon; 10-7 Tues; 10-6 Wed-Sat
Pearland Westside: 10-6 Mon-Wed; 10-7 Thurs; 10-6 Fri-Sat
Sweeny: Closed Mon; 10-6 Tues-Sat
West Columbia: 10-6 Mon-Thurs; Closed Fri; 10-6 Sat
All branches remain closed on Sunday. Curbside pickup of library materials continues from 12 noon to 5 pm on days that the branch is open.

The buildings will re-open with reduced occupancy levels. Computers will be available for public use, but due to social distancing guidelines only a limited number will be available. For the safety of the public, toys, games, puzzles and interactive areas have been removed and will be made unavailable at this time. Seating has also been temporarily reduced to comply with new guidelines.

Meeting rooms and study rooms will remain closed to the public. All children’s and teen programs, story times, craft activites, and book clubs will be online only. Check the library website at bcls.lib.tx.us or your branch’s Facebook page for dates and times.

All library materials checked out during the shutdown have a due date of June 5. If you have any questions please call your local branch or the library administration office at 979-864-1505.

About Brazoria County Library System (BCLS) BCLS is a dynamic system of libraries providing convenient access to quality and popular resources to meet the educational and recreational needs of Brazoria County residents of all ages. There are 12 libraries in the system, located in the following cities: Alvin, Angleton, Brazoria, Clute, Danbury, Freeport, Lake Jackson, Manvel, Pearland (2), Sweeny, and West Columbia. bcls.lib.tx.us Contact: Tom West, Adult Services Coordinator Brazoria County Library System 979-864-1505

Message from BCLS Director

We are pleased to announce that the introduction of curbside service at all our branches has been wonderfully received by our patrons. As we continue our plans to normalize service, we hope that curbside pick-up will continue to be a popular and easy way for you to connect with the library. We are now ready to reopen our branches, but with reduced services and hours.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines and provide service to the largest possible number of patrons, the branches will be offering material check-out and limited access to public computers only. Reading and study areas will not be available to the public and all interactive games and activities will be temporarily removed from our children’s and teen areas.

We know many of you have been looking forward to visiting your library and hope for the quickest possible return to normal activities. Our library staff is equally excited to get back to normal, but – as of now – too many factors remain unknown, so we will start our public services slowly.

Our patrons have been wonderfully supportive throughout this ordeal and we cannot express how much we appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please bear with us while we work out ways to keep our branches as safe and healthy as possible for both the public and the staff and know that we, too, are looking forward to the time when we can confidently resume full and complete public service.

As always, please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Lisa M Loranc
BCLS Director



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Virtual Storytimes & More

These are the times of the Facebook Live storytimes done by our branches

Alvin
Wednesdays (Storytime) at 10:30 AM
Thursdays (Toddler Time) at 10:30 AM

Angleton
Wednesdays at 10:30

Brazoria
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Clute
Thursdays at 11:00 AM

Danbury
Wednesdays at 10:30

Freeport
Mondays at 11:00 AM

Lake Jackson
Tuesday at 10:30

Manvel
Wednesdays at 10:15 AM

Pearland
Thursdays at 11 AM

Pearland Westside
Wednesdays at 10:30

Sweeny
Wednesdays at 11 AM

West Columbia
Tuesdays at 11 AM