“Where books are only the beginning.”
In 1972, in Canyon Lake, Texas, the Pilot Club Community library opened in a donated building with donated books and volunteer workers.
The original building was 1,000 square feet and in 1983 and 1997, 2,500 square foot additions were completed.
In 2004 the Casteel family presented the Canyon Lake Community Library District with a deed to 6.1 acrees of land on the South Access Road. Construction began in 2009 and the 19,000 square foot library was reopened in the new location October 9, 2010. Architects and construction was Zaptalac-Reed Construction Company.
The Tye Preston Memorial Library is a marvelous facility!
Canyon Lake, Texas is in Comal County and the population in July 2007 was 22,544. This marvelous library is a jewel.
We know that a library promotes literacy and learning, and also stabilizes and strengthens communities. Libraries educate and enrich lives. A free, public library is a valuable partner with school and community organizations.
Libraries change lives.
A library system is not simply about books, but about the people and the community it serves and as a community, we have the power and the privilege to shape the future – to help individuals reach their potential and to strengthen our community. My hope and my prayer is that Seguin will build a new library that meets the needs of our community.
Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries
— Arthur Ashe (1943-1993)