In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Harris County Public Library branches will remain closed to the public at this time. HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-up and Houston Food Bank Kids Cafe to Go are now available. Learn More
Houston, TX—Harris County Public Library (HCPL) has launched a new website for current library users, as well as Harris County residents who might be less familiar with the wide range of materials and services the library offers.
Patrons love it when the therapy dogs visit the library. If you can't get your fill of giving belly rubs while at storytime and are considering adding a furry friend to your family, you'll want to prepare for a new pet. Having a pet is a wonderful thing!
A cat may plop itself right in the middle of the page you're reading, but will never want to tell you a long...loooong story about standing in the long...loooong line at the DMV when you're trying to read the last few pages of the book you have to return to the library the next day.
One of dogs' many virtues is their seeming boundless capacity for empathy, another is their selflessness, yet another is that their default setting is to like you until they are given a good reason not to like you (compare that to the average human being you meet on Houston's freeways).
NASA @ my library is a series of STEM based events held at our libraries. Harris County Public Library was selected along with 74 other libraries across the county to receive resources, training and support to increase STEM learning opportunities for patrons.
We take "Making" pretty seriously at the library. We also understand that creativity has many outlets so teens interested in creating and crafting will have lots of opportunities to develop and learn new making skills at the library this Fall.