Public Library Holds More Importance Than Just Books
The San Marcos Public Library is celebrating 50 years as a department of the City of San Marcos and 20 years in its current location off East Hopkins Street. What began as an organization’s effort to provide the community with access to books nearly 100 years ago has become a center of community education, providing computer classes, GED tutoring, tax aid and numerous children’s programs each year. San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero and library exhibits will expand on this history during the anniversary party.
Stephanie Langenkamp, director of the San Marcos Public Library, discusses why the library continues to be important to the San Marcos community.
“They’re a big source of community education for people, a sort of more informal education. For example, this morning I was working out at the reference desk and an elderly gentleman came in and he just got himself a laptop, but he doesn’t really know how to use it and his grandchildren make fun of him for that, and so, I suggested that he come to our computer class that we have here at the library every week.”
– Stephanie Langenkamp
Langenkamp believes libraries are extremely relevant and does not see that changing in the next several decades.
Jordan Gass-Poore,’ KTSW News