Welcome to the East Travis Gateway Library District
National Night Out October 4th, 5-8 pm
Pinterest the last Saturday of the month
Cardio Classes evenings under Pavilion
Senior Activity begins in April starting and scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 10:30 am
Join us for Karate on
Mondays and Wednesday 6-8 pm
English Second Language
Tuesdays and Thursday
Elroy/ Garfield Community Library is pleased to announce the launch of Overdrive, an online service that allows patrons to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks and a small collection of music and movies, including best-sellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.
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Elroy Community Library
Texas Talking Book Program
Library services for blind and physically disabled Texans
a service of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Providing free library service to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities-whether permanent or temporary.
Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
1-800-252-9605 Toll-free in Texas,
512-463-5458 or in Austin
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Sarah L. Hilgers Elroy Library and Learning Center
1922 - 2014
Our 2nd East Travis Gateway Library
A community resource facility The Garfield Library recently renovated for its patrons and neighbors.
It is full of history and small town charm
Garfield, on State Highway 71 twelve miles southeast of Austin in eastern Travis County, was formed around 1880. It was probably named for President James A. Garfield, who was in office when the community's post office was established in 1881. In 1884 the settlement reported fifteen residents, a church, a school, a steam gristmill, a cotton gin, and a general store. By the early 1890s its population was estimated at 100. The Garfield post office was discontinued in 1902, and mail for the community was sent to Del Valle. In 1907 separate one-teacher schools in Garfield served sixty-six white students and eighty black students. The Garfield schools were consolidated into the Colorado district (later the Del Valle Independent School District) in 1954. Garfield's population fell to fifty by the early 1930s and to twenty by the late 1940s. In 1948 the county highway map showed two churches, a few businesses, and several scattered houses at the site. During the 1980s, however, when developments on the Colorado River began attracting new residents, Garfield began to grow. In 1985 its residents voted to incorporate the community to avoid annexation with Austin. The population was reported at 745 in 1988, 1,336 by the early 1990s, and 1,660 in 2000.This information is provided courtesy of the nice people at the Handbook of Texas Online, a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin.
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A cool place to be.
We offer WIFI, Computer usage, Books , DVDs and lots of activities thru out the year
Monitor your account and renew items: https://elroy.biblionix.com/atoz/catalog/
The Library District is funded through sales tax revenue in Travis County voting precincts 401-405.
- TexShare Databases: books, articles, research databases, and more
- Selected Sites: what's good on the Web
- Community Organizations: local, nonprofit groups and services
- Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines.
- http://www.libraryoftexas.org/texshare -
- TexShare Databases provide a wealth of resources on health and medicine, business, genealogy, and literature. Access these powerful research tools 24 hours a day from the library, your home, or office. Contact the librarian for the required login and password.