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Ranger City Library Outreach Plans

Introduction

Ranger, Texas is in Eastland county about 61 miles east of Abilene and 81 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas. The population was 2,584 at the 2000 census. During the 1920s, Ranger, like nearby Cisco, Eastland, and Desdemona, were petroleum boomtowns.

Historical, Current, and Future Roles of the Library

The Ranger City Library, though small serves a variety of interests. The library’s collection offers old and new materials in several formats. The library’s nine public access computers with high-speed internet connections are a valued and highly used resource. The library’s long range plan indicates an ongoing focus on providing current information sources, assisting individuals with federal websites for applications for services, cooperation with Head Start to offer early literacy, and continued use of the Community Room by civic groups.

Existing Programs

The library plans to continue current programs. These programs are summer reading clubs for young children and teens, interlibrary loan services, exam proctoring. The library also provides information and referral service linking community members with city resources.

Identified Needs

The community needs identified include: economic development to draw in more businesses; skills development opportunities for local residents, and recreational opportunities for families, children, and teens.

Identified Assets

Community assets include Ranger College, the Ranger ISD, Texas Workforce Commission Office, the local thrift shop, and the local newspaper, Ranger Times. Area civic groups include: the American Legion, Kiwanis, Lions, and Citizens’ Task Force.

Thank You Statement

Our library appreciates the support of the City Council and the citizens of Ranger. Because of their encouragement, our small community enjoys the benefits of a rural library. The library extends its thanks to the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust for funding the University of North Texas PEARL project and the library’s participation in it. The library also recognizes and thanks President Campion and Ranger College for assistance with this project.

Location

Ranger City Library
718 Pine Street Ranger, TX 76470-1810
United States
32° 28' 23.3292" N, 98° 41' 21.4224" W
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Summer reading clubs for young children and teens, Interlibrary loan services, Exam proctoring

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