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Ethel L Whipple Memorial Library

Serving our Community

The Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our community.

To accomplish our mission, we will:

  1. Support educational and learning opportunities
  2. Foster Community Connections
  3. Provide Excellent Customer Service
  4. Support Workforce and Economic Prosperity
  5. Increase Awareness of Library Services in the Community

The Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library is located in deep South Texas along the Rio Grande and the Gulf of Mexico in Los Fresnos, TX. The Library opened in 1966 and currently serves a population of over 10,000 patrons(city & county). This website provides information about the Library as well as electronic information and electronic database resources for our patrons.


Our City

Los Fresnos (The Ash Trees) is a diverse community with a population that consists of 84% Hispanic, 14% White non-Hispanic, and 2% of other backgrounds that add their unique influence on the community. Los Fresnos is rich with farm land and cattle, very Texan, and always a vibrant All-American city!

Library Staff

Angie S. Lugo, Librarian

Donna Owen, Circulation Clerk
Iris Garcia, Children's Library Clerk