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Dr. Joseph K. Ryan - Board President
Ofelia Averack - Board Member
Linda Castillo - Board Member
Nathaniel R. De La Cruz- Board Member
Alison A. Brovold - Board Member
Lauro Tijerina - Board Member
Andrew Perez - Board Member
Laurel T. McLeaish - Board Member


Library Board meetings are open to the public, and are on the second Thursday of every month at 4:30 in the Main Library Board Room.


Board meeting agendas can be found here: McAllen Library Board Agendas

Wild West Casino Night Fundraiser wins TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BRANDING IRON AWARD (2022)



McAllen Public Library has received the Best in Show Award from the prestigious Texas Library Association's (TLA) Branding Iron Awards! The award was presented to MPL for the 2021 Wild West Casino Fundraiser, which directly supported the South Texas Book Festival (STBF) and was hosted by the McAllen Public Library Advisory Board.

Fiesta Casino Night & Taquiza Fundraiser wins Awards in 2023!


The Fiesta Casino Night & Taquiza Fundraiser has received the Gold Award for the Best Event / Program Within an Event to Benefit A Cause for Wild West Casino Night from the International Festival & Events Association and a Gold Award from the Texas Festival & Events Association. 

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