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La Retama Central Library

805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Sun. - Mon.: Closed
Tue. - Wed.: 10AM to 6PM
Thu. - Sat.: 9AM to 6PM

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(361) 826-7055
(361) 826-7046 - Fax

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Ben F. McDonald Public Library


4044 Greenwood Dr., 78416 • (361) 826-2356
Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed 

Services, collections, programs

The children’s collections at McDonald Public Library focus on astronomy, science, math, technology, and space exploration.

In addition, we offer technology resources for children.  Families can experience the amazing Discovery Dome mobile planetarium at library events.

The theme packet collection is made up of book packets covering early childhood topics.

Through the Rotary-sponsored early childhood literacy program, children ages birth to three receive a canvas book bag, a gift board book, a poster, and a one-year photo membership.  (Each quarter the parent is given a photo of the baby to place on a developmental chart at home.)

Windows 10 Computers for Public Use (Library Card required)
Explore the Internet or type your research paper using Microsoft Office 2013. (Library card required)

With funding from Humanities Texas, the library established La Música del Sur de Tejas/The Music of South Texas in 2012.  This photo gallery honors Tejano music pioneers beginning in the 1930s.

Long-time resident, Joel Garcia, donated more than 30 paintings and mosaics to McDonald Library.  Garcia has created mosaics and painted murals in Corpus Christi since 1959.  The Joel Garcia art gallery is displayed on the south and west interior walls of the McDonald Library.

The Robert R. Campbell Center is a conference room dedicated to all things educational and job related. In addition to job hunting resources, there is a computer provided by Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend that can be used solely for job hunting.

Corpus Christi Literacy Council is located in the McDonald Library.

CCLC offers one-on-one tutoring to learn to read and classes to learn to speak English.  Call 826-7086 to register.

El Centro de Alfabetización esta ubicado en el McDonald Library.

Corpus Christi Literacy Council ofrece instrucción particular para aprender leer inglés y cursos para aprender hablar inglés.  Llame al 826-7086 para inscribirse.

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