Carnegie Library

Completed in 1911, Ballinger's Carnegie Library was one of 32 library buildings in Texas funded by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of only four still in use as a public library. It was recorded as a Texas Landmark in 1962.

Summer 2023 Reading Programs

  • Friday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. - The Amazing Balloon Man
  • Tuesday, June 13, 10:30 a.m. - Reptile Adventures (outdoor event - bring a lawn chair)
  • Thursday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. - Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (outdoor event)
  • Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. - Dr. John Irish from San Angelo Symphony
  • Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. - Ventriloquist Margaret Clauder

Carnegie Library Mission

The mission of the Carnegie Library is to provide all persons in the community with a safe and confidential environment in which they may freely pursue intellectual, educational, and recreational interests through diverse services and resources collected in a variety of formats.

Carnegie Library


Carnegie Library of Ballinger
204 N. 8th St.
Ballinger, TX 76821



  • Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Preschool Story Time and Crafts: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Computers and WiFi access available to the public.

3 AWE computers available for children.


Carolyn Kraatz

Assistant Librarian/Children’s Librarian

Amber Self