Groundbreaking of New TECHLink Dixon Library


The Amanda Dixon Neighborhood Library groundbreaking ceremony makes way for the construction of a new library concept called TECHLink, providing public access to emerging, state-of-the art technology on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM. Aramco’s $1.6 million donation helps to rebuild the library, which had been closed for renovation and damaged beyond repair after Hurricane Harvey.

The new Dixon Houston Public Library powered by Aramco will become the first new build TECHLink concept location in the city. The library is slated to open Summer of 2020.

Features will include a suite of high-tech equipment that enable library patrons to learn and practice music and video production, digital animation, graphic design, photo editing, multimedia presentations, and coding and game development.

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 | 9 AM

Where: 8002 Hirsch St., 77016


In attendance available for interviews

  • Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
  • Jerry Davis, Vice Mayor Pro Tem, Houston City Council Member, District B
  • Huey German-Wilson, President, Super Neighborhood Community of Trinity Gardens
  • Rhea Brown Lawson, Executive Director, Houston Public Library
  • Sally Swanson, Executive Director, Houston Public Library Foundation
  • John Middleton, Assistant Director of SPACES and Communications, Houston Public Library
  • Alma Kombargi, Director of Strategic Relations, Aramco Services Company

*interviews available after groundbreaking*

Family members of Amanda Dixon, Houston Public Library Representatives, Students from Kashmere High School, Key Middle School, Kashmere Gardens Elementary School and Cook Jr. Elementary School join the groundbreaking ceremony.