Community Supports Our Hurricane Ravaged Libraries

Work on the library is progressingAs of January 15, 2018, the Harris County Friends of the Library have received $6,095 in donations from all over the U.S. This generous outpouring of support deserves a big THANK YOU!  These donations will be distributed among the four most flood-damaged HCPL branches: Barbara Bush, Kingwood, Bear Creek and Baldwin Boettcher. 

At this time, all four branches remain closed. It is not too late help in the recovery. Monetary donations of any size are the most effective way to help. You can choose to donate to your local branch's Friends group or to the umbrella group, Harris County Friends of the Library. Either way, your contribution will be put to work rebuilding branch collections and to support library programming. Any donations that come through the Harris County Friends of the Library (HCFOL) will be distributed to the four libraries that were damaged during Hurricane Harvey. HCFOL is a 501c3 charitable organization.

Monetary donations by check or online

Make checks payable to HCFOL and write Harvey in the momo line. Mail to

Harris County Friends of the Library
ATTN: Linda Stevens
5749 South Loop East
Houston, TX 77033   

Online: via Network for Good.                                                                                                                                              

Volunteer: Equally effective is to donate your time to become an active member of any of the friends groups.

Finally, the Friends want to thank you all for your support and good thoughts. We will provide periodic progress reports as the Library System continues to move closer to reopening these libraries.

Thank you,

The Harris County Friends of the Library Board of Directors