Come out and explore the power of creativity & making at one of our Maker Locations and Events!

Be a MakerAnyone can be a Maker.

Anyone can be a Maker. Learn what maker machines are available at each location, how to use them and book them for you to create your project!  
Learn what maker machines are available, how to use them & book them for your use!  

It's Story Time!

Story Time is an event for young children and their caregivers that encourage the love of books and reading!  We've got new magic, mystery, and fun in store for you and your little ones every week!

Children smiling during Bubble Story Time at Katy Branch Library

Family Place Activities

Almost all Harris County Public Library Locations are Family Place Libraries. What does that mean? It means that our libraries offer specially designed spaces and programs for your family to play and learn together! All families, all year, engaging children in reading, learning and playing activities.

Staff Picks

Books selected by our Children's Librarians just for you!

Homework Help

For Caregivers

El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Let's celebrate Children's Day & Book Day! ¡Vamos a celebrar el día de los ñinos y el día de los libros!

Graphic Novels for Kids

Some of you may have read that title and thought, “That’s a thing?!” It sure is! Graphic novels are more than just hardbound comic books.…

Large Print Books for Children

Learn about the benefits of large print children's books for all students

Read 1000 Books!Read 1000 Books!

A simple and fun way to start your child on the path to success! Reading 1000 books before Kindergarten is easier than you think.
Reading 1000 books before Kindergarten is easy at the library! Register to start your child's journey to success.  

Developing Strong Study Habits

Find a good place to study

It can be hard to find a quiet space in busy households, but clearing and creating a space dedicated to studying can help children stay focused on the work at hand. At many of our libraries you can find dedicated study spaces for students to use.

Minimize Distractions

Removing devices or electronics from view, turning off music, and asking siblings to play elsewhere can help children struggling with focusing on clearing their mind for their studies. Just make sure the space is still bright and comfortable.

Discover your learning style

All children learn differently, discover how your child responds to different teaching methods and find tools and resources at the library, to encourage their continued learning at home.

Ask for help

Teachers and librarians will be more than happy to help parents get involved in their child's educational journey. Just ask! Librarians can support learning by providing parents with references to specific study materials that is age appropriate.

Check us out on social media! #HCPLKids

Use our hashtag to share your most recent reads or fun from a recent program!

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