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Wednesday, 02/01 all locations will open at 12PM due to staff training. Please browse our Digital Library for access to free e-Resources!
With the generosity from our citizens, The HPL Foundation, and our partners the Houston Public Library offer a wide range of free outreach and community engagement initiatives. We firmly believe that the library is for everyone, so we are focused on our neighborhood libraries and their surrounding communities. We provide a wide variety of classes and services including information about the library, early literacy, digital literacy, STEM, workforce development, ESL, and citizenship.
The Community Engagement team serves as the outreach service arm for our library system. We bring the classroom to you! Get library services for all ages, stages, and walks of life from our instructors who have the knowledge and supplies for you to host a group event for kids or teens.
Family Place Libraries at HPL!
Welcoming our youngest pre-school customers, parents and caregivers to our re-imagined, re-designed, family-centered early literacy program and physical space. Develop your child’s social, emotional and cognitive skills for learning. Join us for engaging, fun and entertaining sessions.
We offer you the needed support so you may sponsor your own learning activity for any age group of 6 or more. Hop on board one of our mobile libraries to teach students valuable skills in unique learning environments or schedule an in-person group activity.
These events are typically closed to the general public because they are privately sponsored by a group or organization. If you have requested our services, you will find your event on our Community Calendar. HPL Events that are open to the public are found on the main HPL Events Calendar.
The City of Houston's annual business plan competition. Its aim is to empower Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own business while contributing to the local growth Houston economy.