Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library

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Who We Are

The Refugio County Public Library was established in 1961.  The Library was a gift from Mr. & Mrs. Dennis O'Connor.  The Library is a memorial to the Irish Colonists who settled the county in 1828-1834.  In addition to the fully equipped building, the O'Connors' also gifted a foundation book-stock of 10,000 volumes.  Some 2,000 volumes belonging to the Woman's Club Library were also donated to the new Library.  The Library was later renamed the Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library on May 27, 1997, to memorialize the late Mr. Dennis O'Connor.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Public Library!


Our Mission

The guiding principles for your library
  • Acquire and organize educational, informational and recreational materials to promote the communication of ideas, an informed community and an improved quality of life.
  • Provide materials through which inquiring minds may discover original and sometimes controversial ideas essential to a society that depends on the free circulation of ideas for  its existence.
  • Provide a progressive, user-oriented service which anticipates and responds to the educational, cultural, leisure and other information needs of Refugio County and the surrounding area.