Atascocita Library Expansion

In the next few weeks Harris County Commissioners Court will vote on the 2020-2021 Harris County budget, which includes $1,000,000 to add meeting rooms to the Atascocita Library. The members of Commissioners Court need to know our community needs and wants this addition to the Atascocita Library, which serves multi purposes since there is no community center. More space is needed for elections, community meetings, and library programs. 

In 2021 the Atascocita Library will celebrate 25 years and the Harris County Public Library System will celebrate 100 years. There will be a great celebration of libraries and community, and I hope the completion of renovations to our library will be included.

Please print, sign, and mail the letters addressed to Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia and County Judge Lina Hidalgo, urging them to vote Yes to funding the renovations for the Atascocita Library in the 2020-2021 budget year.

 Together we can do this!

Becky Berry
President, Friends of the Atascocita Library

UPDATE: The letters previously attached have been removed as the budget process for the county has moved to its next phase. We appreciate all the support from the community!
Grants and Awards

Best Buy Grant for A/V Club!

Many thanks to Best Buy for supporting young adult programming at Atascocita Branch Library! The grant, applied for through FOAL, will provide funds for audio visual equipment including microphones, cameras, computer, and more to bring our upcoming A/V club for teens to life! Best Buy of Atascocita is a great supporter of the library; not only do they volunteer their time during FOAL book sales, but they also volunteer in teaching tech courses to our patrons.

Beth Krippel, library Branch Manager; Becky Berry, FOAL President; Darla Pruitt, Young Adult Services Librarian; Claudia Washington, Best Buy #1397 Back Office Lead;
R. Tera Vilchez, Best Buy #1397 General Manager
Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting, May 14, 4 pm

You are cordially invited to the Friends of the Atascocita Library Annual Meeting, on Tuesday, May 14, at 4:00PM in the children’s area of the Atascocita Library. There will be a very short business meeting to elect officers and present the 2019-2020 budget for next year.

The program will include a special book donation to the Atascocita Library by representatives of the Kingwood Republican Women’s Club.

There will be a presentation with the family of Donna Prosser, for the Donor Wall.

Our dedicated FOAL volunteers, including those participating in corporate volunteer involvement grant programs, will receive recognition. There will also be a presentation of books donated to the Atascocita Library, by FOAL, in honor of board members and volunteers from ExxonMobil and Best Buy Atascocita,

Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

In Memorium

In Memoriam: Donna Marlene Prosser (1945 – 2018)

The Friends of the Atascocita Library(FOAL) has lost a dedicated board member who volunteered tirelessly for the betterment of the Atascocita Library and the community.

Donna moved from California to Atascocita about 10 years ago, when she retired after a distinguished career as Western Division Administrative Manager for Perennial Sales Company, a Division of Seagram’s.

She began volunteering at the Atascocita Library as a shelf reader, helping keep the library’s shelved book collection in order. Then Donna joined FOAL as the recording secretary and volunteer hours recorder, where she not only kept the minutes of the monthly meetings in a concise manner, but kept an up to date record of all FOAL volunteer hours, including comparison statistics for previous years.

Donna was always available to help with used book sales, volunteering many hours setting up, working during the sales, and packing up. Library patron counts were also included in her volunteer duties, meticulously recording patron library usage.

Donna was also a dedicated volunteer with the Airport Ambassadors at Houston Intercontinental Airport, where she was named volunteer of the year. She helped as many as 500 travelers a day, to find their way around the busy airport.

Donna was a proud mother of two sons and grandmother to three grandchildren.

Book Sale, Fundraising

FOAL Annual Book Sale August 18!


The Friends of the Atascocita Library(FOAL) will hold a used book sale Saturday, August 18, from 10AM – 5PM at the Atascocita Library, 19520 Pinehurst Trail Dr.  Individuals with disabilities may shop from 9AM -10AM. Preview sale for FOAL members is Friday evening from 5PM-7PM, with memberships available at the door. There is a large selection including teaching materials, children’s, fiction and nonfiction, hard backs and paperbacks, 25¢ music CD’s, 25¢ magazines, and much more. Most are priced at $.50 – $1.00. FOAL reusable book bags are available for $3. Donations of used books & magazines are welcome anytime during regular library hours. No wheeled carts or strollers due to space limitations. Visit for library hours or email All proceeds benefit the Atascocita Branch Library.