Community asked to help name new library coming to Westbury, Meyerland area

The Meyer Neighborhood Public Library has been closed since Hurricane Harvey. (Courtesy Houston Public Library)
The Meyer Neighborhood Public Library has been closed since Hurricane Harvey. (Courtesy Houston Public Library)

The Meyer Neighborhood Public Library has been closed since Hurricane Harvey. (Courtesy Houston Public Library)

Officials with the Houston Public Library System are looking to community members to help name a new library that will serve the Westbury, Meyerland, Brays Oaks and Hiram Clarke communities, according to a May 3 press release from the city of Houston.

The upcoming, yet-to-be-named library is planned as a replacement for the Meyer Neighborhood Public Library, which flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Construction is slated to begin in the third quarter of this year and will be completed by the end of 2022, according to the release.

Community members can submit one name idea each using this form, along with an explanation up to 250 words to support the name idea. Submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. May 24.

A library naming committee—which includes a mix of residents, community advocates and civic leaders—will then narrow the submissions down to three to five choices, which will be put forth in a citywide public poll. The top three choices from that poll will be sent to the library board of directors to make a final decision, according to the release.

Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, who represents the district where the library will be built, said getting community feedback on the name will help ensure the name reflects the personality and character of the area.


"Names have significance, and we want an ideal name for this highly anticipated building that will foster learning, gathering and exploring," Castex-Tatum said in a statement.

The library will be located at 5505 Belrose Drive, Houston. Once completed, it will offer access to technology, computers, books, classes and events, among other services.
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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