The Children's Department of McAllen Public Library serves the recreational reading and research needs of children and young adults, ages birth to 17 years, with a collection of over 30,000 books and audio CDs, including items in Spanish and bilingual (English/Spanish) books. Children's DVDs are also available.


Featured Resources

BookFlix is a new interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning – online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. 

Home Access to BookFlix

Access from Within the Library

When was the last time you experienced a story come alive…online? Experience stories in action with TumbleBooks, our rich and animated collection of e-books for parents, kids, and teens.

TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.


Who We Are

All three library locations are staffed by friendly and dedicated children’s department employees who welcome the chance to help you and your child have an enjoyable visit at MPL.

Main Library

Kristina Corral, Children's Services Supervisor
Sandra Rosales, Children’s Librarian
Rolando Ramirez, Children's Librarian
Gisela Borrego, Children's Assistant
Lauren King, Children's Assistant
Amy Hernandez, Children's Assistant 

Lark Branch Library

Diana Corona, Children’s Assistant
Rebecca Bormann, Community Service Specialist / Children's Assistant

Palm View Branch Library

Maria Ocala, Children’s Assistant
Joanna Alvarez, Children’s Assistant

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