Royal Brook Community Foundation Gifts Kingwood Branch Library with Laser Cutter
Earlier this month, board members of the Royal Brook Community Foundation, a 501(c)4 not-for-profit entity, which serves as the charitable arm of Kingwood at Royal Brook, met with the Harris County Public Library-Kingwood Branch to donate a new Glowforge Pro laser cutter. The board members used funds to support a local endeavor, and they believed the Library was a natural fit.
Under the leadership of Branch Manager Ryan Fennell, the Library has experienced significant (and progressive) growth in terms of resources, programming, and community development. In addition to offering an assortment of book clubs for all ages, the Library has a heavy technology focus (e.g., ongoing computer classes for adult learners; labs for those interested in enhancing their Adobe Creative Suite skills; as well as 3D printing and tinkercad design), and their new laser cutter is a great accompaniment to their existing technological offerings. The increase in and quality of programs has led to an overall circulation of 500,000 (this includes books, audio books, DVDs, etc.) annually. This branch hosts or co-hosts approximately 900 programs a year. To learn more about October programs and events, please click here.
The facility experienced significant damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and the building reopened to the public on May 29, 2018.