The Helen Hall Library has reopened to serve League City residents after being closed for nearly three weeks due to a water leak that dumped more than 650 gallons of water into the facility. The leak caused extensive damage to the first floor on the east side of the building, including the walls, carpeting, and elevator. Luckily, no books were destroyed.
Library staff are awaiting new shelving to house the books and materials previously located in the damaged area on the first floor. Until the shelves arrive, patrons will NOT be able to browse for fiction books including romance, mystery, and science fiction as well as for DVDs, audiobooks, and large type books. Library staff will instead retrieve requested titles and materials for patrons. In addition, the “new book area” on the first floor is open for patrons to browse from newly-released fiction and non-fiction titles. The children’s area on the first floor, along with the play area, is also open.
The upstairs portion of the library building, including the non-fiction section, adult services, teen services, study rooms, teen room, Texas History room, and computer area, is functioning as normal. While the library’s elevator awaits repairs, two computers have been relocated to the first floor to accommodate patrons who are unable to use the stairs.
Alternate areas are being sought to host the library’s extensive schedule of programs and activities. Dates, times, and locations of children, teen, and adult programming listed in the Spring 2020 “Beyond the Oaks” guide is subject to change. For the most updated listing of library programming, visit the Helen Hall Library’s Facebook page or website calendar at website calendar"