A CASH INFUSION FOR THE HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM!

GOOD NEWS FOR THAT PLACE WHERE YOU CAN FIND ALL THE BOOKS!

Houston Public Library and HoustonPBS/Channel 8 have been awarded a $26,000 grant from By the People, an initiative of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions in partnership with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

The grant will fund Houston as one of 11 community summits held around the country as part of Dialogues in Democracy: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, co-sponsored locally by the Houston Area League of Women Voters. One-hundred randomly selected Houstonians will join in the dialogue November 3, at Houston Public Library’s (HPL) new Looscan Neighborhood Library, to discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the government regarding air quality. Looscan Neighborhood Library is HPL’s first “green” library. It was designed from the start using sustainable construction and operating methods to improve environmental quality and is the City of Houston’s first facility certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (L.E.E.D.) Green Building Rating System.