Officials with the Houston Public Library announced they will open the new Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library this fall.

The background

The Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library received official approval from Houston City Council during an October 2021 meeting and is named after the NASA astronaut who attended Houston District K’s Parker Elementary School, Johnston Middle School and Westbury High School.

  • The new community gathering space, located at 5505 Belrose Drive, Houston, will serve the Westbury, Meyerland, Brays Oaks and Hiram Clark communities, according to a news release.

What you need to know

The library will serve as the new central location for the following libraries:

  • George B. Meyer, Sr. Neighborhood Library, 5005 West Bellfort Blvd., Houston
  • Morris Frank Express Library, 10103 Fondren Road, Houston

In order to prepare for the library opening, officials announced that the Morris Frank Express Library will close Aug. 31. Residents are recommended to visit three nearby library locations including:

  • Walter Neighborhood Library, 7660 Clarewood Drive, Houston
  • Houston Public Library Southwest Express Library, 6400 High Star Drive, Houston
  • McGovern-Stella Link Regional Library, 7405 Stella Link Road, Houston

The details

The Dr. Shannon Walker Library will have the following capabilities once complete, according to the Houston Public Library website:

  • Meeting room
  • Conference room
  • Computers
  • Tech area for video and music studios and multimedia technology
  • Dedicated space for children, teens and an adult area