Recently, Council Member Boykins joined with community leaders and the City of Houston Public Library Department for the grand re-opening of the Young Neighborhood Library, located at 5107 Griggs Road, 77021. It was a proud moment for those within our community and it was the culmination of years of work to bring a state of the art facility to the neighborhood.
This new library truly embodies the partnership between the Library Department and the community, as the Department listened to what residents said they needed and collaborated with them to make this a reality.
The result is a library that is 16,017 square feet with meeting space, free wireless internet access, multiple computers and laptops, and laptop bars.
The facility offers a new training center and a bright and cheerful children’s area with a stage perfect for hosting story-time and fun activities.
There are also relaxing spaces for adults to browse and do leisure reading, and a cool teen space with lounge chairs, magazines and a perfect space for gaming.
One of the key community leaders behind the renovation project is Dr. Teddy McDavid. Dr. McDavid is the president of the Old Spanish Trail Community Partnership, a coalition of over fifty civic clubs, business owners and community residents. She is the visionary behind several programs, including, “Literacy through the Performing Arts” and her community involvement is unparalled.
Dr. McDavid has always embodied genuine community service and she remained commitment to this library renovation project from the very beginning. For this reason, Council Member Boykins had the privilege of recommending that the community meeting room be named in her honor.
Thank you all the stakeholders – the Library Department team, the community members, and those residents who shared their ideas on how to make this library a community gathering place where all feel welcome.