HPL’s Oak Forest Neighborhood Library was recognized by the Houston Business Journal for the difference it makes in the community. HPL received the 2012 Landmark Award in the “Community Impact” category.
HPL’s Julia Ideson Building was awarded the 2012 Landmark Award for the renovation and addition of an archival wing to one of Houston’s (1926) historic library buildings.
Houston Public Library and Julia Ideson Library Preservation Partners received the Stewart Title Award for restoration of the Julia Ideson Building (1926). Only one Stewart Title Award is given earch year to an exceptional project.
The Houston Public Library recently was honored with an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Design Award in the “Renovation and Restoration” category for the Oak Forest Neighborhood Library expansion. It was one of 18 awards out of 126 entries submitted to AIA Houston. The AIA Houston Design Awards program recognizes design excellence in architecture, residential architecture, interior architecture, restoration/renovation, and urban design. Criteria to be used by the jury include quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.
Award for its outstanding poetry series “Public Poetry.
Award recognition for best location to become a highly informed citizen of the world.
AIA recognized HPL for the many successful capital projects completed by HPL, especially during the last ten years. The award is for organizations that have inspired and influenced the architectural profession or made outstanding contributions to the community in the fields of civic improvements, conservation, beautification, transportation, or social responsibility. The award is for organizations that have inspired and influenced the architectural profession or made outstanding contributions to the community in the fields of civic improvements, conservation, beautification, transportation, or social responsibility.
HPL Oak Forest Neighborhood was awarded the certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System of the U.S. Green Building Council for its extensive renovation and expansion project that incorporated sustainable design and construction principles.
The American Advertising Federation – Houston is an association of advertising professionals encompassing all disciplines in the advertising, marketing and communications industries.
HPL was recognized with an Award from Susan Benton, CEO and President of the Urban Libraries Council based in Chicago. The award was presented for innovation in library service delivery through our HPL Express Libraries. Ms. Benton thought the award important enough to travel from Chicago to Houston to present it to HPL in person. Congratulations to all of HPL’s Express Library team members.
Annual Honor Awards Program serves the valuable purpose of encouraging the preservation of Texas' significant historic sites by honoring worthy efforts and projects. Preservation Texas honors individuals, government officials, businesses, organizations and news media that have made significant contributions to preservation efforts in Texas.
Houston READ Commission is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead and mobilize a coalition of literacy providers and resources to improve the literacy landscape of Houston.
The Gold Brick Awards have been given to recognize local contributions to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Houston’s architectural and cultural heritage.
The 2010 Houston Press “Best of Houston” Award for Best Public Library Branch – The McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library.
Houston Public Library and Houston’s Public Works Department received the 2010 Community Broadband Network of the Year award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). HPL and the Public Works Department were honored, along with our partner Alvarion Corporation, as a result of the collective effort to deploy broadband services to meet the growing need of wireless broadband applications supporting public access and service.
In early 2010 the Urban Libraries Council invited its members to share their most successful innovations to highlight the excellent work occurring in libraries everyday. A panel of judges selected 12 outstanding programs out of 200 library success stories that were shared. Winning submissions were chosen based on the innovation, results achieved, and the ability for the innovation to be replicated in other libraries. HPL was selected for innovation in the Operations category for our HPL Express service model.
The Good Brick Awards have been given since 1979 to recognize local contributions to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Houston's architectural and cultural heritage. This project at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research preserved the 1917 William L. Clayton House, 5300 Caroline Street, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The project included rehabilitation and repurposing of the main house and adaptive reuse of the guesthouse and carriage house.
The Clayton Home is a three-story brick Georgian-style house built in 1917 and designed by renowned Houston architect Birdsall P. Briscoe. The house was the home of Houston businessman and statesman William Lockhart Clayton and his wife Susan Vaughan Clayton until 1958, when it was deeded to the City of Houston to be used in the future for Library purposes. Mr. Clayton remained in the home until his death in 1966. The Clayton Home was recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1989.
The project was funded by the Clayton Library Friends, the Clayton Family, and the City of Houston. Architectural design for the renovation was provided by Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects, Inc., with the construction contract awarded to Workman Commercial Construction Services L.T.D. Asakura Robinson Company served as the landscape architect.
The 2009 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library public relations. The John Cotton Dana honor has been awarded continuously since 1946 and is sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Company, the H.W. Wilson Foundation, and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is considered to be the most prestigious of all library awards in the field of public relations.
Recognizes a project that exemplifies the highest levels of achievement, professional standards, and inspiration to other libraries. With the city in need of clean up and essential services in the aftermath of the storm, many city employees were required to return to work without the ability to send their children to school or daycare. After discussions with Mayor Bill White and Houston City Council Member Sue Lovell, HPL staff created a program that provided services and activities to 500 children, allowing their parents to focus on the repair and recovery needs of the city.
A national, not-for-profit organization that works to identify best practices in the use of technology that impact local governments. Every day we helped people without power file online FEMA claims, prepare Blue Roof applications, or just have a cool, safe place to take their children. Our Mobile Express visited over 20 locations throughout the city, day and night, providing computer access to approximately 1,300 people. HPL won in the Telecom and IT Division, for cities with a population of 750,000 or more.
Award for Best Public Library Branch – The Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library.
Award for Best Local Reading Series – An Evening With…
1st Place Award presentation for HPL’s new brand and logo.
HPL won the award for the deployment of its Mobile Express, a “computer lab on wheels” to provide computer and internet access to communities affected by Hurricane Ike.
Partnerships with HISD Millionaire Clubs, WeCAN Works, Material Support for HISD curriculums, Sharing Knowledge and Resources, Live Homework Help via Tutor.com Initiative, Name that Book, HISD In-Service for librarians, ASPIRE Program (After School Programs Inspire Reading Enrichment).
Innovation Mayor Bill White and HPL’s Digital Inclusion Initiative was the recipient of the 2007 and 2008 “Supporting Education Through Technology” Award for their efforts to raise awareness of the need for education through technology for our underserved youth in the City of Houston.