Real County Public Library Leakey

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Who We Are

Our Mission

The Real County Public Library Leakey provides recreational, informational, and educational materials and service to all age groups residing in the county and the state of Texas. The Library provides materials both in print and non-print, as suggested by public request and as possible with available funds. The Library strives to develop broad community awareness of its services. It supplements, but does not necessarily duplicate, the materials and services of other libraries in the area. 

The Library

The Real County Public Library Leakey is located at 225 Main St (at the corner of Evergreen) in downtown Leakey, Texas. The Library provides free services to all residents of and visitors to Real County and the Frio Canyon.

The library system holds over 18,329 materials including adult books (regular, LARGE PRINT, paperback, and audio books on CD), young adult, junior and children's books and audio, and DVDs.

In total, over 10,500 items were checked out from either the Library (8,986) or as ebooks from the Lone Star Digital Library (1,536).Over 16,089 people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, and/or access the Internet through one of the library's 10 public computers (more than 4,500 computer uses).  Many patrons use their own devices using our 24/7 state-of-the-art wi-fi service and we recorded over 6,000 wi-fi connections this year. Other patrons come to the library for services such as lamination, and CD repair, make photocopies (color and black and white), or to fax, scan or email.  Yet others come or return to participate in Summer Reading Program or story hour, or to attend a training class or workshop, an author presentation, or to view a Library exhibit.

Our friendly and professional staff and volunteers are eager to serve you. Welcome to the Real County Public Library!

Owned and operated by the Friends of the Library Association and guided by the Real County Public Library Board, the Real County Public Library owes its success to the vision and hard work of its many current and past donors and tireless volunteers.

2018/19 Friends of the Library Board:

  • PRESIDENT :   Patti Berkstresser
  • VICE PRESIDENT :  Vicki Crispin
  • SECRETARY:  Anissa Reagor
  • TREASURER:  Joy Lamb
  • BOARD MEMBERS:
    • Pam Gasper
    • Lupe Salazar
    • Sarah Morales

2018/19 Library Board

  • CHAIR:  Helen Stephens
  • VICE CHAIR:  Lee Adami
  • SECRETARY:  Janet Atchison
  • BOARD MEMBERS:
    • Brenda Gonzales
    •  Debbie Jackson

LIBRARY DIRECTORS/LIBRARIANS:

    • Library Director and Librarian:  Eileen F. Bell,
    • Children and Public Services Librarian:  Gale Huckaby
    • Assistant Librarian:  Jo Beth Bacon