Do you need some help finding law resources? Our database link for Law and Government will point you to Texas Law Help , your one stop, online resource for free and low-cost civil legal assistance for those who cannot afford legal help.  Learn about your rights, self-help resources, and legal aid.

Another La Porte Gem: Five Points Town Plaza

Picture from Five Points Town Plaza website, City of La PorteLa Porte has a beautiful new venue for listening to music and hosting other events called Five Points Town Plaza. It is located at the corner of Broadway and Main Street in La Porte. The name “Five Points” comes from the history of this intersection on Main Street which for years had five streets intersecting.
The City of La Porte, in partnership with donors, sponsors various events at the Plaza. This autumn there is the Plaza by the Bay Fall Series. The dates remaining are: Oct 21, Oct 28, and Nov 11. The time of each event is 7 pm; admission is free and open to the public.

Early Voting Starts October 18

Information about early voting for the November 2, 2010 General Election is now available at the library. We have maps with the locations and times of early voting, Voters' Guides, and sample ballots. Stop by to pick up the material so that you will be ready to cast your ballot in early voting, October 18-29, or on Election Day, November 2.
More information is available online at www.harrisvotes.com.  


After 63 years in business, The Bayshore Sun published its final edition October 6, 2010. The hometown newspaper has been important in keeping La Porte informed as well as providing a resource of local history. The La Porte Community Library Friends group has funded the conversion of the print version to microfilm for many years. Many La Portians enjoy looking up the accounts of their high school football games and Sylvan Beach pageants.

Bayshore Sun you will be sorely missed. Thanks for giving us a record of our life here in La Porte for 63 years.


Have you ever gotten to the library to use a computer and you find all of them are in use? What to do? We have the answer with our Pharos Booking Station. Input your library card and PIN number or a one-time pass and you will be put in a queue for the next available computer. The wait time will be displayed. When your turn arrives you will be assigned a particular numbered computer that only you can log onto. Try it out.