|Stanaker Neighborhood Library Reopening Celebration|
WHAT: Houston Public Library invites the community to the Grand Reopening Celebration of the Stanaker Neighborhood Library. The library reopened to the public on November 13, 2012 after being closed for a major renovation since Summer 2011. This is the first major renovation of this facility since it was opened in 1986. This event is free and open to the public.
WHO: Mayor Annise Parker
State Representative Carol Alvarado
City Council Member James Rodriguez
Library Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson
WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Stanaker Neighborhood Library
611 S-Sgt. Macario Garcia, 77011
MORE INFO: Originally named the Central Park Branch, the Stanaker Neighborhood Library opened on May 25, 1950 on 69th St. in East Houston. The Central Park building was renamed Stanaker after Nena E. Stanaker (an area resident and library advocate) in 1968 when the building was enlarged. In 1985 the construction of a new facility began at a new address. The current Stanaker Neighborhood Library facility opened in 1986 and is currently 9,265 square feet.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials, and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.