HCPL in the News

HCPL Is Nat'l Medal for Museum & Library Service Finalist

Apr 07, 2024
IMLS announced today that HCPL is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

HCPL to Expand Citizenship Programs

Jan 25, 2024
HCPL will join other county departments and community partners to help newcomers turn American dreams into American realities

HCPL Surpasses 7 Million Digital Checkouts in 2023

Jan 19, 2024
HCPL patrons checked out more than 7 million ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital magazines in 2023,

Free Internet Service Extended

Jan 05, 2024
A last minute agreement with T-Mobile will keep free internet service to HCPL Connected WiFi Hotspots & Laptops going for now. Learn more>>>

Tomball Library Opens Redesigned Teen Space

Jan 04, 2024
The library hosts an open house Jan. 24, 12-6pm. Everyone is invited to explore the new space, meet YA staff & enjoy light refreshments.

Harris County Named a 2023 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer

Dec 13, 2023
National Digital Inclusion Alliance awards the County for strides in ensuring that all residents have access to digital resources and tech.

La Porte Library Cuts Ribbon on Renovated Multipurpose Room

Nov 15, 2023
On Tuesday, La Porte Branch Library welcomed community leaders and the public to the newly renovated Multipurpose Community Room.

HCOHSEM Honors Library Cooling Centers

Nov 06, 2023
HCOHSEM Coordinator Mark Sloan recognized seven HCPL branches that operated cooling centers during record-breaking temperatures.

County Commissioners Boost Early Learning Initiatives

Oct 20, 2023
Harris County has awarded five organizations a total of $18.8 million to improve child care quality via the Early Learning Quality Networks.

LWV Voter Guides Now Available on Libby App

Oct 17, 2023
For the first time, the free nonpartisan Voter Guides will be available in eBook and Audiobook Formats. Learn more>>>

Keep Your Books Longer!

Oct 04, 2023
Starting Oct. 3, Harris County Public Library will implement a new renewal policy that will allow patrons to renew checkouts up to 5 times.

Harris County Commits to Protecting the Freedom to Read

Sep 26, 2023
Commissioners Court passes resolution making Harris County Public Library a Book Sanctuary

Book Sanctuary Resolution

Sep 19, 2023
The full text of Harris County Commissioners resolution making HCPL a book sanctuary to protect your freedom to read.

A Dream Collaboration: HCPL and the Obama Foundation

Jul 20, 2023
WATCH the video. Click here

A Place for Children and Parents to Learn and Grow Together

Jul 05, 2023
Harris County Public Library's South Houston Branch Unveils Family Place Library™

Families that Read Together, Succeed Together

Jun 05, 2023
Summer Reading is more fun, not to mention more effective, when the whole family gets involved.
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