Houston Public Library
As the 7th largest library system in the nation, the Houston Public Library (HPL) plays an essential role as a community resource and strong contributor to the quality of life of the more than 2.2 million residents in its service area. Last year, HPL provided 10,026 programs that were attended by 189,050 adults, teens, and younger children at 42 locations across the city. HPL’s Keeping PACE (Parents and Children Empowered)! initiative is a perfect fit with the Toyota Family Learning initiative.
HPL is proud to partner with the Collaborative for Children who have 45 years of experience supporting parents. Keeping PACE aims to mobilize families and serve as a model that will be used to better position these families for success through engagements that empower and enable opportunity. The Toyota Family Learning project will have a lasting positive impact on thousands of families by providing them with the means to achieve real quality of life change for themselves and generations to come.
HPL is a vital member of a dynamic and diverse local, national, and global community. The system connects people to the world! HPL’s four strategic service priorities are literacy advancement, support for student success, technology access and instruction, and workforce development. HPL is anchored by the Central Library, home to significant holdings ranging from popular materials to specialized research collections and the Julia Ideson Building that houses local history and archives. HPL is also the steward for the nationally recognized Clayton Genealogical Research Center, and the African American archives at the historic Gregory School.