Mercedes Memorial Library was originally founded in 1969 by the City of Mercedes. The library was renamed for our local hero Dr. Hector P. Garcia on March 4, 2010. The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library strives to provide the residents of Mercedes and Hidalgo County with the best services and resources possible.
We offer a variety of resources from children’s books to online magazines. The children’s department has monthly activities for children to enjoy. Adult programming such as UCAS Health and Beauty classes are also available. We have dedicated collection areas for children’s material, young adult, reference, Spanish, large print, biographies, and so much more. Visit our website and Facebook page for more information. We would love for you to join us!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library is to inform, educate and entertain through a variety of formats with the purpose of strengthening our community. To deliver on this promise, we rely on four great resources – our staff, our collections, our space and our set of core values.
Our Core Values
Support Intellectual Freedom
A democracy is dependent upon free and open access to ideas, and we serve our patrons as a strong advocate of this belief by providing free and equitable access to information.
Promote Lifelong Learning and Literacy
We value the love of reading, and we comprehend the ability reading has to expand horizons, which is why we encourage lifelong learning and support every patron in this endeavor through a variety of services.
Form Strong Partnerships
We understand the importance of community and work to create partnerships with non-profits, businesses, educators and community groups.
Respect and Embrace the Community
We support the diversity of our community and strive to guarantee that all our visitors feel welcomed by having all of their needs and expectations treated equally.
Adapt and Innovate
We recognize the evolving needs of our information consumers, and we continuously adapt what we do and how we do it. We are a learning organization which invests in our staff technology and infrastructure.