In honor of National Library Week, we’d like to feature our own community’s public library, the Mancuso Neighborhood Library. Located at 6767 Bellfort near Nunn St., the library can be reached via METRO’s Bus Route 73.
Libraries aren’t just a place to borrow books—they also serve as a great resource for the community. Mancuso Library’s primary objective is to serve the Hobby District community, and they offer free programs throughout the year for patrons of all ages.
For kids, after school programs are available Monday through Friday. The After School Zone is offered from 3-5:30 PM for children ages seven to eighteen, and serves as a safe environment to see friends, get help with homework, and learn about fun and educational STEM activities. Additionally, the After School Meal Program offers nutritious meals for one-year-olds to eighteen-year-olds. These meals are offered from 3:15-4:45 PM and must be eaten on-site.
For adults, there are a range of programs meant to benefit residents in areas like language learning, crafting skills, and computer literacy. For example, the Basic Mouse and Keyboarding Class helps adults learn to use computers, and seniors have their own Fifty Plus Computer Club, where they can learn new skills and impress the grandkids. Small business owners and anyone working on projects can benefit from a quiet meeting place, and the library can provide a private space that holds up to forty people. Perfect for meetings or small gatherings, patrons can reserve the room by calling the library.
As part of the Houston Public Library system, Mancuso Neighborhood Library serves as a link to the greater Houston community. Library representatives will be at this year’s Books Alive! 9th Annual Children’s Book Celebration taking place Saturday, May 19th from noon to 3:30 PM at the Central Library in Downtown Houston, and encourage Hobby District residents to join in on the fun. The event features Nathan Hale, bestselling author and illustrator of the Hazardous Tales series. Children in grades three through six are encouraged to enter the Books Alive! Art Contest by the May 5th deadline. Click here to get more details.
For details or questions about all the library has to offer, stop in or call the Mancuso Neighborhood Library at 832-393-1920.