HISTORY OF LEON VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Leon Valley Public Library was founded in 1976 under the name "Northwest Community Library" and opened its doors to the community in May of 1977. Community activists secured a building, furniture, shelving, and donated books. Over the years, the support for the library from city revenue grew. It moved to a new building in 1989, and the name was changed to "Leon Valley Public Library." An expansion to the facility was added in 1995. A 4,000 square foot Children's Wing extension was completed in October 2013, with our grand opening in December of that same year.
Historically, the Library has served as a lifelong learning center, community meeting place, local history and genealogy source, and public computer access point. The Library continues to serve these roles plus provide adult and children's programs, environmental programs and cultural awareness programs. In the future, the Library would like to provide more teen programs, computer classes, conservation and nature programs and early literacy programs.
2012, 2014, 2015: Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award (Presented by Texas Municipal League Library Directors Association)