Harvey

You Can Help HCFOL Help Your LIbrary

hcfol.org Network for Good buttonAll of us who lived through the recent floods will remember the devastation and loss, but hopefully the more lasting memories will be of the generosity of spirit and selflessness of the people who call southeast Texas home. Many of you have asked how you can make monetary donations to help in Harris County Public Library's recovery. The Harris County Friends of the Library have now set up an online system that streamlines the process. It allows you to specify, if you wish, how your donation is to be used, so if you want to give to the HCPL system as a whole, to your home library, or to one of the four HCPL branches that remaiin closed due to flood damage, you can.

Harvey Recovery Fair

Harvey Recovery Fair

Public Invited to Harvey Recovery Fair

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management invites residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to a recovery fair this weekend.

WHAT:       Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fair
WHEN:      Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24
                  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE:    Houston Community College – Northeast, Art Hub Gallery
                  555 Community College Drive
                  Houston, Texas 77013

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Hurricane Harvey

Have you been affected by Hurricane Harvey?  This area of town, just west of the reservoirs has been hit hard by the subsequent flooding.  Thousands of people have lost their homes, cars, and belongings to Harvey.  If you are one of the many in our area, please know that the Maud Marks Library wants to help.  

Together, We Will: How We Can Help, How You Can Help

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The rains had not yet stopped before many of you began offering Harris County Public Library your help and support. We were not surprised; we know you. Still, we cannot adequately express our gratitude for your generosity. 

When the scope of the damage became apparent, many of you told us how your library has been a constant in your lives and in your children’s lives—a source of pleasure and growth, as well as a refuge. We know that when you saw the damage and heard that your library will be closed indefinitely, it was not unlike losing someone close to you. We want to assure you that Harris County Public Library intends to bring back all of our libraries better than ever. We also want you to know that 22 out of 26 of our branches will return to normal operating hours starting Monday, September 11.  We are ready to help you, and Harris County as whole, rebuild.

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE, KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Kingwood  Branch Library took on about four feet of water during the storm. We will be closed for the foreseeable future. Please do not return your library books to the Kingwood Brandh Library. They are much safer at your homes. No late fees will be assessed for the books. At this time Harris County Public Library System is assessing all branches and will issue updates on where you can return library books.

 

DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE, BARBARA BUSH BRANCH LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Barbara Bush Branch Library took on about two feet of water during the storm. We will be closed for the foreseeable future. Please do not return your library books to the Barbara Bush Library. They are much safer at your homes. No late fees will be assessed for the books. At this time Harris County Public Library System is assessing all branches and will issue updates on where you can return library books.

 

 

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