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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.
Community Initiatives

Turn the Page

Give the gift of reading! Partner with us by gifting new or gently used books children's books to specific Library drop-off locations. You can also give monetary gifts or purchase books for this initiative.


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.


Lift Off Houston

The City of Houston's annual business plan competition that empowers Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own business to grow our local economy.


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.