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The Rosenberg Library


Photo courtesy of The Rosenberg Library

GALVESTON HAS A LIBRARY?

It sure does! In fact, it’s the oldest, continuously operating library in Texas. Located near downtown at 2310 Sealy, you may have seen the green-tiled roof or the statue of its founder and namesake, Henry Rosenberg, to the east. While many know the building for its historic reputation, there’s nothing stuffy about this library – if you’re a fan of the new-meets-old aesthetic, grabbing the newest books and movies, and making new friends, this is the place to be!


LIBRARY CARDS ARE THE BEST CARDS TO HAVE.

Library cards are a must-have for locals. Rosenberg Library cards are free and provide access to every book, movie, and digital resource we have, at no cost to you. With it you can check out the latest Marvel film, listen to the Hamilton soundtrack, or read the newest #BookTok recommendations. We are also fine-free, so say goodbye to late fees! Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you find it. Find out more by contacting us or visiting Rosenberg-Library.org/librarycards.


MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS AT OUR PROGRAMS!

The Library is a great place to connect with those who share your interests. Find your niche at one of our many free programs for adults. Be a part of book clubs, trivia nights, D&D campaigns, and the yearly Galveston Reads “One Community, One Book” event. Teens have their own after-school counterparts, as well as highly popular after-hours events. For caregivers and children, our Children’s Department is second to none! Enjoy Storytimes, Baby Talk, crafts and activities throughout the week and so much more throughout the year, from the Summer Reading Program to Breakfast with Santa. Find all events and their descriptions on our calendar at Rosenberg-Library.org/events.


“LOOKING FOR INSTAGRAM-WORTHY PHOTO OPS? THE FIRST FLOOR LOBBY OFFERS SEASONAL DECORATIONS COURTESY OF THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT, PERFECT FOR BACKDROPS. AFTER GRABBING YOUR BOOKS, SNAP A PICTURE AND BE SURE TO TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.” – HEATHER OWENS, CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN

YOUR ONE STOP PRINT AND COMPUTER SHOP.

Nothing is more stressful than your printer or computer breaking down. Don’t worry! Our third floor computer lab has everything you need to finish the job. Whether you have a library card or not, all visitors have free access to computers and professional software from Microsoft Office to the Adobe

Creative Suite. At nominal fees, you can print school assignments, posters, even 3D printed figurines! We can even help you sign emailed forms and scan or fax them wherever they need to go. No

matter the need, our computer lab staff is ready to guide you.


HAVE QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS.

Our adult reference staff is better than Google. They assist in finding bus stops, downloading apps, tracking down tax forms, and of course, suggesting your next favorite read. If you need help, they can lead you in the right direction.


“IF WE DON’T HAVE A BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, WE CAN REQUEST IT FROM OTHER LIBRARIES. SOME TRAVEL FROM AS FAR AS ALASKA! THE INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE IS A GREAT WAY TO TRACK DOWN BOOKS THAT ARE OUT OF PRINT.” – BONNIE BAKER, REFERENCE TECHNICIAN

DIGITAL RESOURCES AND ENTERTAINMENT, ALL FOR FREE!

Try a new hobby or tackle your goals with our free digital resources. Access eBooks, audiobooks, language courses, genealogy research, tutoring help, job seeking resources, and newspapers. Stream free music and movies from any device with Hoopla or Kanopy, or try some continuing education courses on Udemy. The best part is that you can access all of these resources anywhere ith an internet connection.


“PERSONALLY, I’VE ENJOYED TAKING COURSES ON HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR AND HOW TO USE MY DIGITAL CAMERA ALL FROM THE COMFORT OF MY HOME.” - JESÚS MOYA, ADULT SERVICES MANAGER

SEE ART AND HISTORY CLOSE UP!

From cannon balls to tiny trolley models, the second floor houses permanent and rotating displays of historic items from the Rosenberg Library Museum. For art aficionados, check out the local award-winning pieces from the McGivney Collection.


Also, don’t miss The Great Storm Of 1900, the newest exhibit in the Harris Gallery on the fourth floor that displays photos from the Storm alongside firsthand accounts from survivors. If you want a deeper dive into Galveston’s history, visit the Galveston & Texas History Center on the fourth floor. Millions of documents, photographs, maps, and more are available to help visitors from casual researchers to scholars learn more about Galveston’s rich and diverse history.


Rosenberg Library is located at 2310 Sealy, Galveston, TX. Contact us at 409.763.8854 or Rosenberg-library.org.

Photo courtesy of The Rosenberg Library


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