HCPL in the News

Harris County Commits to Protecting the Freedom to Read

Sep 21, 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.

Sunday Cooling Centers 1 - 7 PM

Aug 25, 2023
With record-breaking heat expected for the area over the weekend, Seven HCPL branches will be public cooling centers

A Dream Collaboration: HCPL and the Obama Foundation

Jul 20, 2023
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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.

HCPL Observes National Library Week 2023

Apr 28, 2023
With Texans’ right to read under attack, National Library Week 2023 has taken on a different tone from the celebratory one of years past.

SPARK Initiative Wins Two Awards at TLA 2023

Apr 24, 2023
2023 Libraries Change Communities Award & 2023 Demco/Upstart Innovative Program Award

It's Official! No More Late Fees @ HCPL

Feb 22, 2023
Commissioners unanimously approved HCPL's plan to end library fines on late returns to ensure that its collections are available equitably

Growing Readers Wins TLA Libraries Change Communities Award

Apr 26, 2022
HCPL won the Texas Library Association’s Libraries Change Communities Award, for their innovative Growing Readers project.

HCPL Connected HCPL Partners with T-Mobile & Google

Feb 09, 2022
HCPL is teaming up with T-Mobile and Google to launch HCPL Connected, a community-wide connectivity campaign for Harris County residents.

HCPL Launches Ambitious Early Literacy Initiative

Jan 11, 2022
HCPL announced a county-wide early literacy initiative called Growing Readers, designed to prepare children from 0-5 for school success.

The new HCPL Enhanced+ Library Card is a photo ID

Apr 28, 2021
HCPL hopes to offer new opportunities for people who might find it difficult to get a verified photo ID.

HCPL Checks Out Four Million Ebooks from HCPL in 2021

Jan 13, 2021
HCPL announced that it reached a record-breaking four million digital book checkouts in 2021 through the award-winning Libby app.

HCPL Offers Drive-up Wi-Fi in Time of Social Distancing

Apr 22, 2020
HCPL is closed due to the Stay Home Work Safe Order, but they continue to provide much-needed services. This now includes drive-up Wi-Fi.

Libraries Share Resources

Feb 07, 2020
Three area library systems, HCPL, Pasadena PL and Bellaire City Library have entered into agreements to share resources
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