A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” 

- Andrew Carnegie

HCFOL 2017 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting on April 3 has been cancelledThe new date for the annual meeting Monday, May 15 at 10:00 am. Please plan to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Harris County Friends of the Library.  The location is the Harris County Library’s Central Office, 5749 South Loop East, Houston, TX 77033

On Monday, April 3, there will be a short business meeting, followed by a State of the Library report by Edward Melton, Library Director. Linda Stevens will also give a presentation on the Summer Reading Program. There will be time for discussion about fundraising, Friends of the Library memberships, and other items of general interest so please bring ideas!  

The Harris County Friends of the Library (HCFOL) is composed of Friends groups from the HCPL branches.  The HCFOL are working to increase the number of Members-at-Large to better represent the diversity of our County Library System. We welcome anyone interested in furthering the mission of the HCFOL. Members would be required to attend two - three meetings a year, held at the Administrative Offices or one of the Branch Libraries.  If you are interested or know someone that is, please contact me at hcfolpres@hcpl.net.

HCFOL benefits all 26 branches.  I encourage you to participate and support the group and its activities as we work together to enrich our library programming.

Please join us on April 3 and be a part of the HCFOL experience.

Susan Greer, President
Harris County Friends of the Library


Harris County Friends of the Library are a group that is active in providing funds for programming and materials for the Harris County Public Library. The Friends are an active volunteer group that raises money for the library through books sales, volunteer-sponsored programs, Friends memberships and sales of library t-shirts and other memorabilia. These monies provide Harris County Public Library assistance with supplies and other costs for programming, library materials, and a variety of other library needs.

Contact the Librarian at your nearest Branch Library for details.