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Published on December 09, 2023
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Embarks on Tour to Promote City's Library EnhancementsSource: Unsplash/ Iñaki del Olmo

Mayor Sylvester Turner is turning the page on public libraries in Houston, spearheading a tour to showcase the city's commitment to literacy and educational resources. The tour, organized for December 16, will mark the development of library spaces across Houston's diverse communities.

The Mayor, along with Houston Public Library (HPL) Director Dr. Rhea Lawson, will be cutting the ribbon at the New North Regional Library in Council District B, with Tarsha Jackson representing. Set for 9:00 a.m., the event will kick off a day dedicated to the city's educational future.

Following this, Turner and the entourage will stop by the Gregory Row Houses near the African American History Research Center in Council District C, where Abbie Kamin is at the helm. Starting at 10:15 AM, this visit will highlight the preservation of history next to a place of learning, as posted by the City of Houston.

The finale is set for noon, featuring the grand preview of the Dr. Shannon Walker Library in District K, which Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum represents. This state-of-the-art library is expected not only to provide books but also to act as a crucial hub for community interaction and educational programming.

"The tour will highlight the unique programs, resources, and initiatives made possible through the mayor’s commitment to fostering a culture of learning and engagement within our neighborhoods," as detailed by the official announcement. The extensive library system, comprising one central library, five regional libraries, and other points of service, reaffirms HPL's dedication to serving Houston's inhabitants.