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McAllen Public Library
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in McAllen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

This library is huge! The children's section is quite large and seems to have plenty of shelves to "grow." The boys always gravitate to the dinosaur books and always seem to find something to please them. There is a self check out in the kids section and it is quite easy to operate. Simply scan your card and stack all the books on the sensor pad. I am not pleased with the dvd/cd (in the kids section that is) selections and the organization of these items. They are not alphabetized and we can never find anything we are looking for. Aside from that, the library offers plenty of books and areas to kick back and read or study. There's a cozy teen's corner... a large computer room to access a computer... and plenty of media options for adults. The library also has a great number of kids activities on a regular basis so make sure to go online and look at their calendar. We visit this library on occasion but prefer to visit the Lark branch any day... it's smaller (cozier) and they offer a wonderful story time for little ones on most Monday and Wednesday mornings.

2  Thank Norm1222
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I love this library. It is a complete upgrade from the old library and unlike any other I have ever seen. They are very helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you have and get what you need. The books are endless and the atmosphere is amazing. Love this library and everything it has to offer.

2  Thank ATA777
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

If you're looking for a book in the children's section...FORGET it!
All the books are dumped into bins alphabetically, but don't think that you're going to find your book easily because you will have to go through each and every book in every bin! It's a horrible waste of time.
I understand that they want kids to access the books easily, but please! Please, oh please put all the children's books back on the shelves. This area is a huge mess and not worth any headaches..

Thank Sandra9193
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is state of the art. I have held two trainings in this Library and the facilities are excellent and the staff very helpful. They even have a snack shop on site.

1  Thank Fred P
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Get your library card for free, and you don't even need to be a resident of McAllen. Then you can start checking out a wealth of materials, including eBooks! Swipe your library card to check out materials at the self-serve stations.

1  Thank leeandken
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