Troncoso Reading Prizes

Students!  Enter to win one of the Sergio Troncoso Reading Prizes!

Stop by the Sergio Troncoso Mini Library (temporarily located inside of the Pavo Real Recreation Center, classroom #3) to pick up your reading log.

Prizes will be given to the students who read the most books from November 15th to January 31st - minimum requirement is five books.  Each student must also pick a favorite book from the books read and write a short essay (100 words or more) on that book.

There are two categories of prizes: First, Second, and Third Place for students in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade; First, Second, and Third Place for students in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
FIRST PLACE       $125 Barnes and Noble gift card
SECOND PLACE  $100 Barnes and Noble gift card
THIRD PLACE      $75 Barnes and Noble gift card

The Troncoso Reading Prizes will be awarded only to students within the geographical area covered by the Sergio Troncoso Library, including:

High Schools
Del Valle
Faith Christian Aca…

Closing our SRC with balloons!

To bring our Summer Reading Club to a close, we had a party!  Our special guest was Rob Holladay, the Magical Balloon Guy!

The Magical Balloon Guy is a great friend to the El Paso libraries.  He loves books and he started the show with a pledge to read more books!

Behold the transformative powers of the Magical Balloon Guy!  Are those the Ninja Turtles?  And Shredder?  Why yes they are!

In addition to be being magical with balloons, the Magical Balloon Guy has puppet friends!  This sassy blue dude had the kids roaring with laughter:

And here's a knight, a princess, and an adorable fire breathing dragon!  The Magical Balloon Guy has his fire extinguisher ready to go:

The Chicken Dance!  The lady wearing the frog hat on the left is our very own President of the Friends of the Sergio Troncoso Library, Ms. Emma!  Get funky, Ms. Emma!

The Magical Balloon Guy gave many balloon creations to our little library patrons.  There was a helicopter:

A fancy little fly:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Rapha…

CLOSED for Renovations

Attention patrons!  The Sergio Troncoso Branch Library is now CLOSED for renovations.  We are excited for these upcoming changes and we will be ready to reopen in early to mid 2019.

During this time, please visit us at the mini library we set up right next door at the Pavo Real Rec Center, located in classroom three.  You will still be able to check items in and out and also pick up holds.

Our Computer Class is cancelled and we will no longer be offering faxing services.  Please contact other branch libraries if you are interested in free computer classes or faxing.

We will still be offering:

Story Time, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 to 12 pm

Teen Hangout, Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

And our Crochet Club will be meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm.

And we will still be offering our free continuing educations classes:

GED - Tuesday 1 - 3 pm, Thursday 1 - 3 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and Saturday 10 - 2 pm

Citizenship - Wednesday from 5 - 6:30 pm

English as a Second Language - Frida…

New DVDs have arrived!

A large shipment of new DVDs has just arrived at the Sergio Troncoso Library!

We have documentaries, movies for kids, and movies for adults - something for everyone! Some are new releases and some are classics.  Here are a few staff favorites:

These and many more are available for checkout - visit us today!

BALLOONS at the Summer Reading Club Party!

Join us this Saturday, August 4th, at 2 pm for the last Summer Reading Club party!

Free and open to the public, we are very excited to have Rob Holladay, the MAGICAL BALLOON GUY, as our special performer!

This Saturday will also be the last day to register for the Summer Reading Club.  If you have already registered, bring in your reading log to get your prize.  Once the prizes are gone, they're gone!  We will be accepting reading logs until August 25.

Amazing Adrian Magic Show!

The Amazing Adrian wowed us with his magic show this past Saturday, here at the Sergio Troncoso Public Library.

He began his performance with his magical doves that appeared from out of thin air!

We were squirming in our seats as the Amazing Adrian revealed a HUGE needle!  He was going to try to insert this massive needle into a balloon without popping it – impossible!

He had volunteers touch the balloon to prove that it was real - it was!

We held our breath as the Amazing Adrian had the crowd count down “3! 2! 1!” and like magic (hahaha), he pierced the balloon and it didn’t pop! TA-DA!

Then, through a series of magical exercises, the Amazing Adrian magnetized a volunteer from the audience.  Here is our lucky volunteer holding onto the Amazing Adrian’s magic magnet and three spoons:

And then we watched in awe as the Amazing Adrian performed a series of complicated magic rope tricks, making the rope double and triple in size and then shrink into tiny little pieces:

And the Amazing Adr…

Join us this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday for story time with El Paso's Animal Services!  They'll bring their special stuffed animal dogs - who wear collars and have microchips just like a real dog.  And they'll have adoption info as well.

This event is free and open to the public!