National Library Week Celebration!

From April 8th to April 12th, the Harlingen Public Library will join libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise.

The Harlingen Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with special programs, costumes, and contests throughout the week, with the festivities culminating on Friday for the National Library Week Celebration.

The National Library Week Celebration will take place on Friday, April 12, from 4:00-7:00pm, at the Harlingen Public Library. The all-ages event will showcase the many nonprofit organizations, educational groups, and businesses that support the library, promote literacy, and strengthen the community. The event will include stories read by community heroes, crafts for all ages, games, a bounce house, face painting, music, and our annual Mascot Dance-Off.

The Harlingen Public Library and the Harlingen Housing Authority, through the Book Rich Environments (BRE) program, will provide books for the children to keep. The BRE is a tri-sector collaboration between non-profit organizations, national government agencies, and corporate publishers, that aims to infuse public housing communities across the country with a culture of books and connect families with reading-related resources.

Another focus of the event will be the new Boggus Teen Room. The Harlingen Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group and the Junior League of Harlingen will open the Boggus Teen Room to the community. The Junior League of Harlingen adopted renovation of the space as their 75th anniversary project.

For more information, visit the Harlingen Public Library at 410 ’76 Drive, call 956-216-5800, or see the library’s website at

Library hours are:

Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm

Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

and Sunday 1-5pm.