Castroville Public Library

Castroville Public Library History

The Castroville Public Library was established in 1963 by members of the Home Demonstration Club. The founding members (Kay Tschirhart, Susie Kempf, Yvonne Tschirhart, and Helen Ann Boehme) founded the library with donated books in a room located at City Hall that is now used as City Council chambers. This group enlisted the late Helen C. Murrell to be the first librarian, and she held this position for ten years. The library remained at City Hall until 1980 when it was apparent that more space was needed for this facility. In 1980, the Castroville Public Library moved to 802 London Street, which is the current location.

Castroville Public Library Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Castroville Public Library to provide and promote open and equal access to the resources and services of the library in order to meet the informational, educational, and cultural needs of our community. The library seeks to encourage reading and the use of current technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual’s quality of life. Your journey to the past, present and future begins here with us at the Castroville Public Library.


Angela Alejandro



802 London
Castroville, TX 78009

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Castroville Public Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed October 3, 2023.

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