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Hondo Public Library
2003 Avenue K
Hondo, TX 78861
(830) 426-5333
 Hour of Operations:
Monday- Friday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Hondo Public Library is a hub for entertainment and community information.  While visiting the library you'll find friendly staff who are dedicated to excellent customer service by providing assistance with all library media, copying, faxing, and use of the computer lab.  Also look at other available resources such as books, audio books, DVDs and online e-books. All public computers have Internet access and software programs for patrons to use in accessing email, researching topics, completing homework and job applications.  

Your library offers events for the entire family of all ages to enjoy.  Some activities include our Tiny Tot Tales, Story Time!, Breakfast Club, CyberPatriots & CyberGen, Chess gaming, Astronomy Club, cooking class, crafting, and dance classes.   The library also has a hands-on learning in the John L. Santikos Imagination Station.   Other amenities include a 3D printer, onsite book store, and Senior Activity Center area for reading, gaming and socializing through our renter program.  In our archives room you will find special material collections on Texas history, caregiver materials, cancer information, a National Geographic collection, and a Rotary collection of books.  Through the library's catalog page, patrons can access downloadable materials for their use and databases useful for research in a number of valuable areas. You can visit our library calendar for more details and other events to enjoy or stop by and visit with one of our friendly staff members to find out how you and your family can become involved in our activities.

Hondo Library Long Range Plan 2019.


                                   Programs:
Tiny Tot Tales
Tuesday
10:30 AM 
Story Time!
Wednesday
10:30 AM
 

The Hondo Public Library was nominated for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Services presented from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Winners will be announced during the spring of 2019.

We were awarded a $2,500 Texas Book Festival grant to purchase audio books for our young adults, juniors, and children.  Audio books have been shown to help reluctant readers and further literacy skills in children.

The Hondo Public Library was chosen as one of six libraries serving populations less than 25,000 to participate in a pilot grant program, Library Technology Academy, by the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission.  This grant gave up to $1000 for travel and training and will provide $10,000 for a technology project at the conclusion of the online training.  Our planned project is to add a cart with laptop for mobile training.  These will be used for computer classes, our CyberSecurity and CyberGen groups, and a planned Coding class.

The Hondo Public Library was the only entity located outside Bexar County to receive a grant through the San Antonio Area Foundation.  The $125,000 John L. Santikos grant funded books, puzzles, games, and manipulatives for six learning stations as well as two 3D printers and a drone for the new building in 2017.  All these items provide additional learning methods and opportunities for our patrons.


Elsie Purcell
Library Director

epurcell@hondo-tx.org
2003 Avenue K
Hondo, Texas 78861
(830) 426-5333


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The mission of the Hondo Public Library is to provide and promote open access to reading, intellectual, and informational resources that will enrich and enlighten
 all segments of the community.