Lone Star College-Creekside Center to add public library services in January

Lone Star College-Creekside Center will begin offering public library services in January.

Lone Star College-Creekside Center will begin offering public library services in January.

Lone Star College-Creekside Center will introduce public library services in January through a partnership with LSC-Tomball, Harris County Precinct 4 and the Harris County Public Library system, said Janna Hoglund, director of the LSC-Tomball Community Library. The Tomball library acts as a parent library to the Creekside Center, she said.

"The Creekside community needs this," Hoglund said. "This is community-driven."

Programs will initially focus on early literacy with more library services added over time, she said. The Creekside Center will offer a small collection of children’s books and storytimes each Monday for toddlers and preschool-age children, respectively, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Storytimes begin Jan. 28.

The center will also issue HCPL cards, and patrons can request materials from other HCPL locations for pickup in Creekside.

"This would also be a delivery location like any other library in the Harris County Public Library system. You can come; if you don't find a book, you can request it, and it will be delivered there," Hoglund said. "With that location, since it doesn't have any public library collection yet, this will be a huge benefit."

LSC-Creekside Center hosts a holiday event Dec. 5 as part of the formal announcement about the expanded library services, Hoglund said.

The event runs from 6:30-8 p.m. and includes family and children's activities as well as family photos with Santa Claus. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. LSC-Creekside Center is located at 8747 W. New Harmony Trail, Tomball.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.