Frankston Depot Library

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Who We Are

The Frankston Depot Library system is located at 159 W. Railroad Avenue. The Frankston Depot Library provides free services to all residents living in or near the community of Frankston, Texas.

Historic Marker MedallionThe library system holds approximately 14,000 materials including  books, and compact discs, cassette tapes and books on cassette.  CD-ROMS are also now available for check-out.

In addition to these items, hundreds of people enter the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s fiber-optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, upon request.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Being a small public library, the minute you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and a helping hand.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Frankston Depot Library shall be to assure effective, expanding, free library service for the community  and surrounding areas is to lead citizens in anticipating their future needs for library services. It shall also be the aim of the Library to educate the public regarding library standards. The function of the Frankston Depot Library is to provide the people of its community, from pre-school through maturity, with access to a balanced collection of books and other materials which will serve their educational, cultural and recreational needs. Our mission statement is anchored by the following assumptions:  
  • A responsibility to offer free library service 
  • The City's commitment to a public library
  • A responsiveness to the community 
  • Utilization of modern technology 
  • Cooperative efforts with other City departments, other libraries, and other agencies
  • Commitment to intellectual freedom for all

Take a look at some of our patrons that have recently visited the Frankston Depot Library! 
 We hope you will come and join us too!

 Guest1    We have a nice variety of videos found right inside the front door!

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Children are always welcome at the Depot Library, no matter what age!!

Isn't she a cutie pie?!! 

  Man    Check out our magazines and new arrivals located near the entrance!!woman pb

              A wonderful selection of paperbacks are located on the lower level!

              Do you like Westerns?....Romance?....Mysteries?  We have them!

woman at computer  We have four computers available to our patrons during working hours!

HISTORY OF OUR LIBRARY

The Frankston Depot Library and Museum, Inc. was chartered on June 25, 1981.  Officers and directors met frequently and worked diligently for the next two years to raise the funds for the authentic restoration of the T. & N.O. Depot.  The Depot was built in 1902 and stands on its original site on the south side of the town square.  Previous exterior work on the building was completed in 1976 as a Bicentennial project.  A historical marker was dedicated at that time.  Over the years, updates have been made as necessary to maintain the building's integrity including replacement of wood and a newly painted exterior in 2006.

Library books and museum specimens were collected in a building nearby until 1984.  In March of 1984, the collection was moved to the Depot Library.  The library opened for memberships April 15, 1985.  The Texas Library System granted provisional membership status in September, 1985.  The Frankston Depot Library continues membership in The North East Texas Library System.

At the present time, the Library has enrolled numerous members in a community of approximately 2600 in 2010.  The Library houses books, videos, DVDs, and audio books.  The library also offers computers with internet access, including wireless access, for patrons to use.

The two-story frame Justice Courthouse building was moved to a site adjacent to the depot in 1985 for a museum.  This building was rewired, insulated, and painted, and is currently eligible for a historical marker.  The central theme of the museum is the "History and Development of the Frankston Area".  The exhibits portray the life and times of  this community in by-gone days.  The museum became the Kathleen Cook Fitzgerald Museum because of her dream to have both a library and museum for the people of Frankston and the surrounding communities.