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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Exploring the Harlingen Public Library in Harlingen, Texas

I followed signs to the Harlingen Library....

Funded by the City
than 1,000 people
a day use the
library & its

Founded by a group of women in the Study Group in the 1920s, the Library has grown and changed along with its community.  In 1993, the Library left cramped spaces for its current 45,000 square foot home.  

The area to the right
of the entrance is an
open air patio.

A statue of Mark Twain sits on a bench, on the left, looking out at this peaceful scene.

Sign up for a
library card &
check out books &
magazines here.

Artwork shows the
history of this 
section of the
Rio Grande Valley.

Visitors find the
Adult Fiction
Section, ...

Spanish Fiction...

The Children's Area...

... & a large area for
Story Time on the
spacious first floor. 

Upstairs visitors
find the Reference
& Texas Genealogy

& the Nonfiction

Computers are strategically placed around the building.  There are tables for visitors to use, study rooms and meeting rooms that can be reserved by the public.  

The Harlingen Library has free programs for all ages.  Currently, the library is open seven 
days a week.  I am happy to see the Library available to everyone in a community with 
varied schedules.

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