Improving Lives Through the Power Of Literacy


George and Barbara Bush Family Places are specially designed spaces for toddlers and parents featuring interactive materials, games, multimedia resources, learning stations, and books.


Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton to headline the 2019 Power of Literacy Luncheon hosted by the Ladies for Literacy Guild.


Children need access to books at home in order to develop strong literacy skills. My Home Library inspires readers by helping them build their very own home library.

The Guild hosts the annual Power of Literacy Luncheon and an annual book drive, and champions the Curiosity Cruiser in partnership with the Harris County Public Library. is Houston’s go-to website to search and sign up for volunteer opportunities focused on literacy in more than 40 libraries, schools, and community nonprofits.


The interactive map enables you to see where children have been provided books through various programs, including our My Home Library program, by demographic variables, school district, neighborhood, city council or county boundaries, and more!

The Young Professionals Group engages the next generation of Houston’s leaders in the literacy cause through volunteer activities and networking events.

“If you help a person to read,
then their opportunities
in life will be endless.”
— First Lady Barbara Bush