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Charlie Garrett Memorial Library

Introduction

Gorman is on State Highway 6 and Farm Road 8 in the southeastern part of Eastland County, 20 miles south of I-20. The town is located 75 miles east of Abilene and 75 miles west of Fort Worth. It was named Gorman for Patrick Gorman, road master of the Texas Central Railroad in 1889 and was incorporated in 1902.

Historical, Current, and Future Roles of the Library

Historically the Charlie Garrett Memorial Library has been a place for free and equal access to information, a community meeting place, education and recreational materials, and has a collection of local history and genealogy. Currently the library also provides public computer access. In the future the library would like to continue playing the roles listed above and is working toward becoming a center for lifelong learning, being able to provide quality information assistance, having current topics and titles, and supporting career and workforce development. In the past the library was a preschool door to learning and intends to play this role once again.

Existing Programs

The library currently does not offer on-going programs.

Identified Needs

The community needs a health clinic or primary care facility, more industry and job opportunities, more local businesses, and restaurants.The library needs a paid staff member, dedicated funding, more volunteers and more hours of operation.

Identified Assets

Identified community assets include: public swimming pool, tennis courts, feed mill, public parks, electrical power plant, elementary, middle and high school, city hall, Chamber of Commerce, Senior Citizens Center, nursing home, local workforce office, Police Department, Food Bank, Gorman Progress weekly newspaper, public housing, grocery store, and churches.The library assets include: dedicated volunteers and a stand-alone facility.

Thank You Statement

The library would like to thank the City of Gorman City Commissioners, Library Board, citizens and dedicated volunteers for their support of the library. The library would like to thank the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust for funding the University of North Texas PEARL project and the library’s participation in it.

Location

Charlie Garrett Memorial Library - Gorman
103 S. Fisher P.O. Box 236 Gorman, TX 76454
United States
32° 12' 42.174" N, 98° 40' 26.6808" W
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Free and equal access to information, Education and recreational materials

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