What's New at the Library

April 2, 2024 - Klaus Gehr will present a program, Auschwitz in the Holocaust, on Saturday, April 6th at 12 noon in the Library Redditt Room. All are invited to attend.

February 7, 2024 - The first "Take Your Child to the Library Day" at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library on Saturday, February 3 was a great success in spite of the rainy weather.

Mr. Roy Davis read the book, "Library Books are Not for Eating." The kids enjoyed hearing about a dinosaur teacher with a voracious appetite for books. To Eat!

Bandit the Raccoon made a visit and got lots of hugs. The kids made origami bookmarks, had fun with LEGO's, crafts, dinosaurs, puzzles, coloring pages and magnets. The photo booth was a big hit with the kids also.

Even with rainy and cold weather, we had an attendance of 41.

And the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library wants to invite you to "Take Your Child to the Library" any time.

January 19, 2024 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library would like to invite you to “Take Your Children to the Library” for a fun day learning about the library on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 10am to 2pm. We will have a Storytime, a photo booth, face-painting, puzzles and Legos tables, a craft table, and an appearance by Bandit the Racoon. We will offer free library cards as well (parents bring a current photo ID).

Come introduce your children to the wonders of reading and have an adventure day at the library.

The Adventure Begins at Your Library!

The Fannie Brown Booth Library is located at 619 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas 75935.

January 16, 2024 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library will open at 12-noon on Wednesday, January 17, and will close at 4pm. 

There will be no Preschool Story Time and no Crafternoons. The Library will open Thursday, January 18 for regular hours.

December 20, 2023 - The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library would like to inform the public of our holiday hours.

The Library will close at 2pm on Friday, December 22, will be closed on Saturday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 26th, and will reopen on Wednesday, December 27, at 10am.

The library will close on Friday, December 29 at 2pm, remain closed December 30 through January 1st, and reopen on January 2nd at 10am.

We wish all our patrons and the public a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The staff of the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library

June 7, 2023 - Don't forget! The Summer Reading/ Discovery programs at the Fannie Brown Booth Library begin this Thursday, June 8, at 10:30am with more programs each Thursday morning through July 13th.

This week we will be celebrating our community helpers, our firefighters. Seating is limited to the first 70 people so get there early! The Summer Reading/Discovery programs are sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club. Reading logs can still be picked up at the library.

May 30, 2023 - The 2023 Summer Reading/Discovery Program is finally here at the Fannie Brown Booth Library. Reading logs for titles or time are ready to be picked up at the Library.

Our first program will be Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 10:30am at the Library. The Fire Department of Center will be here to present a program on what firemen do and fire safety. We will have programs each Thursday at 10:30am for children ages 5-12 years of age.

We also have Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 years of age on Wednesdays at 10:30am.

For more information, please call the Library at 936-598-5522.

May 30, 2023 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library will kick off the 2023 Summer Reading/Discovery programs on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Community Helpers.” Throughout the months of June and July, the library will host programs every Thursday at 10:30am. We will be celebrating our community workers and have lots of other surprises!


Wednesdays at 10:30 am — Pre-school Story Time (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays at 10:30 am — Discovery Programs (Ages 5-12)

Tuesday, May 30 – (Anytime) Pick-up packets and schedules
Thursday, June 8 – Fire Department
Thursday, June 15 – Police Department
Thursday, June 22 – Meet the Journalist, J. J. Ford (SCT)
Thursday, June 29 – Creature Teacher
Thursday, July 6 – Magician David Wonder
Thursday, July 13 – Texas Traveling Trunk (DRT)

Reading logs may be picked up at the library beginning Tuesday, May 30, and must be completed and returned to the library no later than Friday, July 7th, 2023.

The Summer Reading/Discovery program is sponsored by the Center Noon Lions Club.

Library hours are: Tuesday - Thursday (10am - 6pm); Friday (10am - 5pm); and Saturday (10am - 2pm). The library is located at 619 Tenaha Street, Center, TX 75935.

June 27, 2022 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library will be having a JAWSOME adventure all this week. This is Shark Week of our Summer Reading/Discovery Program.


  • 2:00 pm - Crafternoons for Kids (ages 6-8 years)
  • 3:30 pm - Crafternoons for Kids (ages 9-13 years)


  • 10:30 am - Preschool Story Time 
  • 2:00 pm - Crafternoons for Adults 


  • 10:30 am - Imagineers (ages 6-8 years)
  • 2:00 pm - Tweens (ages 9-13 years)


June 4, 2022 - The Library's 2022 Summer Reading/Discovery Program schedule for the week of June 7th-9th is as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 7th at 2:00 pm - Crafts for ages 6-8 yrs
  • Tuesday, June 7th at 3:30 pm - Crafts for ages 9-13 yrs
  • Wednesday, June 8th at 10:30 am - Preschool Story Time
  • Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00 pm - Adult Crafternoon
  • Thursday, June 9th at 10:30 am - Ages 6-8 years, Sea Turtles and Keeping our Oceans Clean
  • Thursday, June 9th at 2:00 pm - Ages 9-13 years, Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploring

Reading logs and schedules are available at the Library.