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Checking Back in with The Living Library at Finnigan Park’s YET Center

The Living Library continues to be a welcoming and lively space for young readers at Finnigan Park’s Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. The support and encouragement of Calvin Williams, the Director of the YET Center, and Ariel Goree, a dedicated staff member, have been invaluable and integral to the library’s success.

In addition to supporting the Book Buddies program, the Living Library has also expanded its open reading hours in response to the kids’ feedback. Anjela Martinez, our new Programs and Outreach Specialist, visits twice a week to open the Living Library for any young reader who wants to cozy up with a book, check out and play with an educational eReader, or listen to narration as they follow along with a text by using one of the bookpacks.

Give a Neighbor a Hand. Become a Volunteer Tutor

Make one of your new year's resolutions to give back a little to your community; become one of Harris County Public Library's indispensable volunteers tutors!

You choose when, where and what you want to teach. We supply all the training, materials and space. No previous teaching experience necessary. All you need is a few hours per week and a desire to help your neighbors.

Thanks to a Grant from Better World Books, a Library Comes to Life in the Fifth Ward's Finnigan Park

Thanks to a literacy grant from Better World Books, Harris County Public Library was able to partner with Harris County Precinct 1's Finnigan Park to build a Living Library at their Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. Located in the 5th Ward, Finnigan Park’s YET Center serves as a safe, after-school space for elementary and middle school students from three neighborhood schools.

Make a Big Difference in a Child's Life. Be a Book Buddy.

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Then volunteer for HCPL's Book Buddies!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers (adults or teens) together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 12 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious, Free Lunches to Kids at Our Library This Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that thirteen HCPL branches will provide nutritious, free lunches to children in low income areas of Harris County through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

June 6 – August 6
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious, Free Lunches to Kids at Our Library This Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that thirteen HCPL branches will provide nutritious, free lunches to children in low income areas of Harris County through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

June 7 – August 4
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Snack 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious, Free Lunches to Kids at Our Library This Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that thirteen HCPL branches will provide nutritious, free lunches to children in low income areas of Harris County through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

June 13 – August 5
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Snack 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious, Free Lunches to Kids at Our Library This Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that thirteen HCPL branches will provide nutritious, free lunches to children in low income areas of Harris County through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

June 6 – August 19
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

High Meadows Branch Library Will Be Closed Saturday, June 18 for Repairs

High Meadows Branch Library will be closed this Saturday, June 18 for necessary repairs, and will reopen for regular hours on Monday, June 20.

Please visit one of these nearby HCPL Branches:

Aldine Branch Library
11331 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77037
281-445-5560 Map

Octavia Fields Branch Library
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX 77338
281-446-3377 Map

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Help Your Child Be School-ready with ReadyRosie

This service is free of charge to all families of Humble ISD students

ReadyRosie is an early education resource that uses the power of video modeling and mobile technology to help parents prepare their children to succeed in school. ReadyRosie features brief, fun videos in English and Spanish that help children learn problem solving and math skills, early literacy, essential life skills and lots of vocabulary.

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