The Friends and The Foundation of HPL believe that the Houston Public Library changes lives through its programs, its people and its passion.  It is because of this that the Friends and Foundation share a mission to ignite HPL’s continued success through community fundraising and advocacy.

We cannot make a difference without you, so thank you for being a part of  #GivingTuesdayHPL! There are many ways that you can get the word out this November and create meaningful change in our great city.

WHAT IS #GivingTuesdayHPL?

Good question! #GivingTuesday is a national day of giving. There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and then, (drumroll please), our personal favorite, #GivingTuesdayHPL! We invite you to shout out, share out and show up today and all through November 29th!


Our goal is to receive 1,000 unique donations now through November 29th, no matter the amount! Whether it's $5 or $5,000. We want people to commit to #GivingTuesdayHPL so we can make the Houston Public Library the best cultural institution in the nation!


We want to know why you give to our library community and why you love the Houston Public Library. Together, we can inspire a giving revolution. Download and share your #unselfie or tell us your personal library story!