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About the Foundation

Your Houston Public Library links people to the world, through educational, recreational, and cultural programs for persons of all ages, ethnicities, and life stages. The City of Houston’s budget does not support any of the Library’s program activities. Library programs exist through the generosity of individuals, foundations, organizations, and businesses who share our collective belief in the tremendous power of lifelong learning.

Houston Public Library Foundation and Friends of Houston Public Library collaborate to provide unwavering support of the Houston Public Library programs and initiatives.

Linked Together

Linking YOU to Our Cause

The HPL Foundation focuses on matching the Library’s program activities with philanthropists, organizations, and businesses who share our vision for a better tomorrow.  The Foundation hosts fundraisers and manages capital campaigns.

Linking YOU to Our Community

Friends of HPL is the 99.5% volunteer-powered, public-facing program that readers throughout Houston have grown to love. We host book sale fundraisers and outreach events, that benefit Houston Public Library programs.

Linking YOU to the World

Houston Public Library connects Houstonians to vital resources, technology and educational and cultural programs. Through its 43 library locations, HPL offers dynamic solutions to everyday needs.