Our Mission

The mission of the Young Professionals Group is to increase opportunities for young leaders to build relationships, expand their skills, and advance their careers while advocating and volunteering to advance the mission of the Houston Library Foundation.

Young Professionals Group Initiatives

Book Drives

The YPG’s first book drive will begin in June of 2020 and run through the end of July. To apply to receive a book donation, please complete the form here.

Fundraising Events

Each October, the YPG will host an annual themed cocktail event in order to fundraise and increase awareness of the Houston Library Foundation. Event details are forthcoming.

Community Events

In order to enrich programming and events offered at Houston libraries, the YPG will plan and host events that are open to the community at library locations. Community event dates will be updated when the libraries reopen.

Interested in being part of this great group?

More than access to free books, the library offers access to the culture of our community.

Click the Apply button to complete your online application.

Click Here for the full policies and procedures of the YPG.

Still considering whether or not you should fill out the application? Check out some of the perks below!

  • Networking with fellow Houston professionals and the opportunity to meet Houston Library Foundation board members at an annual mixer
  • Discounted tickets to all YPG events & Houston Library Foundation events
  • Two tickets to the Houston Library Foundation’s Beyond the Page Luncheon will be raffled off to a YPG member in September
  • Discounts on book sales
  • A yearly membership fee of just $25

For questions or additional information email ypg@houstonlibraryfoundation.org or call (832) 393-1464.

HLF YPG Board

Lauren Pickets HLF YPG Chair
Lauren Pickens, Chair
Jackie Garcia HLF YPG Vice Chair
Jackie Garcia, Vice Chair
M'kina Tapscott HLF YPG Community Engagement Director
M'kina Tapscott, Community Engagement Director
Linda Trinh HLF YPG Marketing Director
Linda Trinh, Marketing Director