The grand-opening ceremony of Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will take place on Thursday, November 10, beginning at 6:00 pm, at the new library, located at 14010 University Blvd. in Sugar Land. The library is a joint project between Fort Bend County, the University of Houston System at Sugar Land, and Wharton County Junior College.
County Commissioner James Patterson stated, “The Library has allowed Fort Bend County to form a unique partnership with the University of Houston & Wharton County Junior College thereby maximizing our tax dollars to provide our community with the most outstanding library facility & programming ability in the greater Houston area.”
The grand opening will be officiated by Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, who will be joined by other county, university, and local officials. All area residents are invited to come out and take part in the grand-opening reception. The University Branch is the second joint-use facility in the Fort Bend County library system.
Designed by Bailey Architects of Houston, the 2-story building is 40,193 square feet in size.
A bond referendum approved by voters in May 2006, included funds for three county library construction projects: the University Branch Library in partnership with the University of Houston campus in Sugar Land and Wharton County Junior College; the Sienna Branch Library in partnership with Houston Community College; and renovations at George Memorial Library in Richmond.
For more information, call the libraries’ Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.