Community Events

HPL Library Beyond WallsYour Library Beyond the Walls

HPL is dedicated to reaching out to the community inside and outside our walls! We work with numerous community partners to give you better access to our resources and services.


Literacy in the Bag

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 10 AM - 2 PM
McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library

Join the Texas Tamale Company and our Houston Literacy Partners at an exciting FREE event to kick off our Annual Literacy in the Bag Book Drive!

Literacy in the Bag book drive is driven to foster and promote literacy in Houston’s children and adults. All childrens’ book donations which will be distributed to local Title I HISD Elementary and Middle Schools. Adult books will go to the Friends of the Houston Public Library to help support Houston’s public library system.


We’ve returned to Levy Park!

HPL Stories Under the SunHPL Family Storytime
Come one, come all for a storytime featuring books and activities that are sure to engage everyone in the family! Encourage your family’s love of reading through this cross-generational literacy experience.  Fall season starts now; every Thursday at 10 am through December 28, 2017.


HPL Read with Pawsitive PupsRead with Pawsitive Pups
Woof! Woof! for reading books! Children are invited to relax and read to trained therapy dogs. This program will paws-itively encourage your children to read confidently! Intended for school age children (5-10 years old).  Fall season is second Sunday of the month, now through December 28, 2017.


Community Partners

HPL Levy Park Conservancy LogoPrograms at the Park
HPL has partnered with Levy Park to feature year-round programming that will create a literary getaway for those looking to experience their library beyond the walls. The park features native landscaping and botanical experiences, a one of a kind children’s play area, interactive water features, a performance pavilion, an event lawn, a community garden and dog park!