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August 1, 2011

Change in Library Hours; Apply for Mayor's Proud Partner Awards

Houston Public Library Service Hours are Changing!

The Houston Public Library (HPL) will implement new service hours at most library locations effective Monday, August 8, 2011.   

The most notable change for library customers is the reinstatement of Saturday hours at 16 neighborhood libraries. The change in hours comes after careful review of usage patterns, and from responding to customer requests for Saturday access to their neighborhood libraries.

Highlights of the new schedule:

  • Library service will be provided every weekday (Monday-Friday) at 14 neighborhood libraries for after school access.
  • Extended hours library service (Monday-Saturday) has been added at the Heights Neighborhood Library. Extended hours will now be provided at 7 library locations; this includes all Regional Libraries, Kendall Neighborhood Library, McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library and Heights Neighborhood Library.
  • Additional Saturday access is being provided at 15 neighborhood libraries (Tuesday- Saturday)

You can obtain a printable Location Guide, which provides information for each HPL location.

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Houston Public Library - Phone: 832.393.1313


Mayor's Proud Partner Awards Application is Now Available Online

Keep Houston Beautiful, the City of Houston's Clean City Commission, is now accepting applications for the 27th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards.

You are invited to submit an entry for an individual or group project that you consider has played an important role in improving the environment, enhancing the quality of life and building community pride. Examples of eligible entries include beautification and landscaping installation, neighborhood cleanup, environmental education program, volunteer park improvement, waste minimization effort and litter prevention program.

The Mayor's Proud Partner award application must be submitted online and is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2011. See and be sure to apply today! For more information contact Keep Houston Beautiful at 713.839.8855 or


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