500 Mckinney St, Houston Texas 77002
Houston Public Library, serving an area of 1,980,000 residents, has a collection of 2,600,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 160,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 84,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 600 employees, of whom 132 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 37 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $6,600,000. Patrons make 5,000,000 visits annually, and check out materials 8,000,000 times. Fifty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Houston) Harris County Public Library
(League City) Helen Hall Library
(Texas City) Moore Memorial Public Library
05/25 Coming to The Houston area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
Houston Italian Festival Houston TX October10-13 Fiesta Italiana! Bringing Italian culture to life.
Texas Renaissance Festival Plantersville TX October12-December1 Men and women decked out in the latest in 16th century Renaissance garb, jousting, juggling, dancing and feasting at the King's banquet hall.