Founded in 1921, the Harris County Public Library system celebrated its 100th anniversary in June with virtual parties hosted across its 29 branches. The Harris County Commissioners Court also dubbed 2021 the “Year of the Library.” In 1921, the first library of the system was established at Harrisburg School in Harrisburg, and other locations were housed in post offices, businesses and private homes throughout the county, according to the Harris County Public Library. Lucy Fuller was named the first head librarian in 1921. As of this January, HCPL has more than 1.8 million print and digital works in its collection. 713-274-6600.