Rio Grande Public Library

History

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Mission Statement
To inspire lifelong learning, access to information, and strengthen our community.


History of the Library

In 1990 Starr County was one of the only counties in the state of Texas not being serviced by a public library. It was a group of 6th grade students from Ringgold Jr High School that brought this fact to the attention of the Starr County Commissioners' Court. With unanimous approval a committee was established and funding was sought. The county received a cooperation grant through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. A public library for the citizens of Starr County was then established in August of 1990 at 600 N. Garza St. known as San Juan Plaza.

In 2000 the City of Rio Grande City received a donation of the former IGA Company store building for a library by the Pedro Diaz family. In 2005 the city completed renovations of the building and the took over Starr County Public Library collection and staff. The library began operating as the Rio Grande City Public Library in June 2005.

Location
591 East Canales St.
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

Hours:
Mon. - Thu: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat. - Sun. - Closed

Call Us:
(956) 487-4389