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HPL Community Engagement Team
Community Engagement Team

CET serves as the outreach service arm for our library system bringing 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. We provide a wide variety of classes and services including information about the library, early literacy, digital literacy, STEM, workforce development, ESL, and citizenship.


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.


Bringing the Classroom to You

HPL Mobile Express Technology Lab
Library on Wheels

Mobile Express Technology Lab
Library services anywhere! Outfitted with high-speed internet, computers, webcams and headsets, wireless printing, and smart TV’s. Our buses are accessible and fun learning spaces!

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Gaming Cube
Host small groups while they play on the console of their choice. A dedicated table arrangement makes this mobile great for hands on activities and outreach at your events.

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We have a full catalog of classes and activities tailored for all ages including for our adult learners.

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.

We offer the needed support so you may sponsor your own learning activity for any age group of 6 or more.
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Teen Advisory Club
TAC will work to provide activities for teens and provide a platform for feedback on library services. Members can earn service hours by attending skill development workshops, volunteering to assist with programming, and assisting with creative art projects.



Community Initiatives

Learning Link
Collaboration between local ISDs and Houston Public Library to rise to the White House's ConnectED Challenge - linking students to essential resources needed to achieve success.

This summer, we're excited to announce that we will be hosting five in-person camps, offering an array of engaging STREAM activities for children of all ages. From science to technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics, our Camp STREAM promises a fun-filled experience that will keep your children entertained.

The Memory Project
A dedicated focus on race, social justice, and COVID-19. The African American History Research Center and the Houston History Research Center are seeking remote interviews from Houstonians.





Family Place Libraries
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.

HPL Sponsors

Programming at the Houston Public Library is generously supported by the Houston Public Library Foundation, as well as the following organizations: