Janet F. Harte Public Library

Venue Phone: (361) 826-2310
2629 Waldron Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
On August 19, 2000 the Janet F. Harte Public Library opened its doors to welcome both public library patrons and high school students. Located on Flour Bluff ISD property, this 13,500-sq. ft. branch replaced both the 1,000-sq. ft. public library that had been in operation since 1977 and the 7,708-sq. ft. high school library. This library is named the Janet F. Harte Public Library in recognition of the $1.84 million gift to the city from Janet and Ed Harte establishing this library. The Library Foundation raised additional funds to augment this historic gift. Over $100,000 was raised for additional books, furnishings and equipment. Harte is located next to the Flour Bluff High School and operates as a joint public/high school library through an agreement between the City of Corpus Christi and the Flour Bluff Independent School District. There are few public/school libraries in Texas as a result of the manner in which libraries have evolved, with public and school libraries under separate jurisdictions and with state funding for libraries emanating from two state agencies.

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