Quilt Raffle Results!

This year’s winner of our annual Valentine’s Day Quilt Raffle, Carol Coventry, just stopped by to pick up her handmade baby quilt. Congratulations to Carol — and thanks to all of you who supported this yearly fundraiser by purchasing a ticket or two! The Friends of the Library made just under $500 on this event, all of which will go towards sponsoring the library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program. Special thanks go out as well to Janelle Kelleher for making and donating the quilt and to Thrivent for providing the seed money to get this fundraiser rolling.

“Storytime At Home” Kits

Thanks to financial support from the Houston Area Community Foundation and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the Houston Public Library has launched a new project focusing on young children and their families. Our new “Storytime At Home Kits” provide crafts, songs lyrics, counting and letter recognition activities, STEM projects etc, all linked back to a theme, much like our former storytimes at the library would. Geared towards kids ages 2-8, new kits will be available out on our curbside pick-up table every Saturday morning at 10 am through the end of the schoolyear. Thanks to Ella and her cousin Hailee for sharing a photo of fun with their first kit on penguins! Questions? Give us a call at 896-READ!

Valentine’s Day Quilt Raffle

Despite the pandemic, the Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Valentine’s Day Quilt Raffle to support our upcoming 2021 Summer Reading Program. The raffle will take place at the library on Saturday, February 14th at 7 pm with results posted online immediately afterwards. Tickets for this year’s beautiful baby quilt, which was created and donated by Friend of the Library, Janelle Kelleher, are $2 each. It measures 49 inches x 55.5 inches. Additional support for this project comes from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Let us know if you are interested in buying raffle tickets by calling 896-7323, emailing hpublib@gmail.com, sending us a private Facebook message, or stopping by the library during our hours of operation . Ticket sales can be done in a contact-free manner to keep us all safe and healthy

CLOSED for MLK Day

The Houston Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Day. Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone. We resume our regular hours of operation on Tuesday and hope to see you then. Questions? Give us a call at 896-READ!

CLOSED for the Holidays

The Houston Public Library will be CLOSED on the following days during the winter holiday season: Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, December 27th and Thursday, December 31st through Friday, January 1st. We will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, January 2, 2021!

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

The Houston Public Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Please have a safe, masked, and very socially distanced holiday, given the current state of the pandemic in our country, our state, and our county.

Valentine’s Day Quilt Raffle

Despite the pandemic, the Friends of the Library will be hosting their 5th Annual Valentine’s Day Quilt Raffle to support our upcoming 2021 Summer Reading Program. The raffle will take place on Sunday, February 14th at 7 pm; you need not be present to win. Tickets are $2 each and are on sale at the library during our regular hours of operation. This year’s quilt measures 49 inches x 55.5 inches — perfect for a baby! Thanks to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for providing a mini-grant to get this project started. Thanks also to Janelle Kelleher for creating this year’s quilt once again.

Halloween Story Stroll

Our latest Story Stroll, featuring a Halloween theme, is up in front of Valley View Healthcare & Rehab. Make sure to walk over and read “One Witch” by Laura Leuck as part of your holiday weekend fun.