Daingerfield Public Library

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Who We Are

The Daingerfield Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the City of Daingerfield, Texas and Morris County, Texas. The Head Librarian is Earlene Walton.

The library participates in the TexShare Library Card program so that our patrons can use other participating Texas libraries at no charge and Texas patrons can use our facilities for no charge as well.

The library offers books, audio books, and dvds for check-out and Overdrive eBooks for access after hours. The library provides 4 public access computers with printing capabilities. If we do not have what you are looking for, try our InterLibrary Loan services. Ask the librarian how it works.

The library also offers copy and fax services to the public. The cost to print is .15 per page black and white and .50 per page for color. The cost to fax is $1.00 per page, sending or receiving.

We offer an online catalog, Overdrive ebooks, InterLibrary Loan services and TexShare databases through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

History

The beginnings of the Daingerfield Public Library can be traced to 1953 when members of a local civic club canvassed the town collecting donated books and served as librarians.

From humble beginnings in a small room at the Morris County Jail the library then moved to its current building in 1967. Once again, local civic clubs – Lions Club, Pandora Study Club, and the Maia Study Club – were instrumental in raising funds for the new library with a helping hand from many local citizens and a grant from the Texas State Library Board.

The official dedication was conducted in 1968 with Marvin Watson, former resident and Postmaster General under President Lyndon B. Johnson, presiding over the affair.

The library was then deeded to the City of Daingerfield and remains under its custodianship.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Public Library!

Our Mission

The Daingerfield Public Library connects people with ideas, and supports lifelong learning by providing reliable information resources, well-rounded book collection, and other materials and programs that foster a literate, informed and culturally aware community.

What's New?

Books

Smooth Operator by Stuart Woods

Deadly Fate by Heather Graham

The Commodore by Peter T. Deutermann

Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber

Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Juvenile Books

The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnagae

First & Then by Emma Mills

Free Verse by Sarah Dooley