Brazoria Community Library

History of the Brazoria Branch

The Brazoria Study Club was instrumental in opening the library which was originally located in the building that is now the Brazoria City Hall.  In 1974, the members of the Brazoria Study Club began raising funds to build the Brazoria Community Library.  The building was dedicated and the library opened three year later in 1977.  Ginny McNeill Raska was the first Librarian.  In the mid-eighties several residents, including Scott McCaskill, Bill James, Jerry Measells and others in the community, began meeting weekly to discuss and plan the purchase of a larger building for the library.  A local pharmacy was going out of business and with the help of the community the money was raised to purchase the building and refurbish it to house not only the library, but also the Brazoria Historical Foundation Museum.  The library moved into its new home in March 1994.  The Brazoria Community Library Association obtained a charter from the State of Texas in 1993.  The Association is the owner of the building and maintains the location and is the only distinction unique branch to the  Brazoria County Library System.  In 2006, the building was remodeled and the museum moved to its present location at the old Brazoria Elementary School.

The Brazoria Community Library houses 48,467 item including audio books, music CD's and DVD's in addition to books. According to the 2010 Census data, Brazoria has 3,019 residents.  The Brazoria Community Library serves residents in surrounding communities as well and has 5,688 registered patrons.

STAFF:
Jo Conway, Branch Manager
Breanna Barrera, Children's Specialist
Magda Longoria, Clerk
 Katrina Hernandez-Garcia, Clerk
Linda Frazee, Clerk
 Lee Ann James, Part-time Clerk
Crystal Moore, Part-time Clerk
Stephanie Jensen, Shelver
Patience Dunlap, Shelver

 
LOCATION:
620 S Brooks
Brazoria, Tx  77422

For additional information on the library, please visit Brazoria County Library System at: http://bcls.libltx.us/branches/bra/brazoria.asp