Harris County Public Library

Collaborative for Children and Harris County Public Library Join Forces to Enhance Early Education Services for Families

Collaborative for Children, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to early childhood education, is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with Harris County Public Library (HCPL). This collaboration aims to bring innovative learning experiences directly to families through the Collab-Lab, an advanced mobile classroom designed to foster early childhood development. With 27 library branches spread across Harris County, HCPL is a trusted community institution. It is a natural partner for Collaborative for Children’s mission to provide […]

Harris County Public Library Wins Libraries Change Communities Award

Harris County Public Library won the Texas Library Association’s Libraries Change Communities Award, for their innovative Growing Readers project. This project is a county-wide initiative designed to prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school. The Growing Readers project is a comprehensive program that gives parents and caregivers the tools, know-how, and resources to make everyday activities into fun, enriching learning experiences for families with young children. Growing Readers was designed by […]

Katy News Q&A: Katy Library Branch Manager Desmond London

Katy Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris poses with Katy Branch Library Manager Desmond London (photo courtesy Chris Harris)

By George Slaughter Desmond London, the Katy Branch Library manager, began his role in July. Originally from Wisconsin, he has a background and education in library management and worked in education before joining the Harris County Public Library system. 1. You earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in library management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. How did you get interested in library management? I got interested in libraries during my time as an undergraduate student […]

Harris County Libraries Remains Closed But Continues Virtual Programming and Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, we are offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. Request online or contact us at 281-391-3509 to place orders or for more information.   Monthly Take-Home Craft Kit at the Katy Library Pick up a children’s craft kit each month at our no-contact curbside pickup. Even though the library’s closed, the fun doesn’t […]

Library Commemorating Its 25th Anniversary Saturday

Courtesy Maud Smith Marks Library

By George Slaughter The Maud Smith Marks Library celebrates its 25th anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday with a cake cutting and other events, including a book character contest, a book spin contest, and a book race contest. The celebration will also include square dancers, games, crafts, a magician, a visit from Mother Goose, and contests and snacks. Remembering Maud Smith Marks Maud Smith Marks, the library’s namesake, lived in the early 20th century. She and […]