Texas Mclennan County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Mclennan County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Mclennan County.

1. Branch Library EAST WACO LIBRARY
Street Address: 901 Elm St, Waco, TX 76704
Phone Number: (254) 750-8620 Mclennan N/A N/A

2. Library System HEWITT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Zuni Dr, Hewitt, TX 76643
Phone Number: (254) 666-2442 Mclennan 63,082 39,697

3. Central Library HEWITT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Zuni Dr, Hewitt, TX 76643
Phone Number: (254) 666-2442 Mclennan N/A N/A

4. Central Library MCGINLEY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 317 S Main St, Mcgregor, TX 76657
Phone Number: (254) 840-3732 Mclennan N/A N/A

5. Library System MCGINLEY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 317 S Main St, Mcgregor, TX 76657
Phone Number: (254) 840-3732 Mclennan 10,500 8,750

6. Library System MOODY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 108 5th St, Moody, TX 76557
Phone Number: (254) 853-2004 Mclennan 6,500 5,000

7. Central Library MOODY COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 108 5th St, Moody, TX 76557
Phone Number: (254) 853-2004 Mclennan N/A N/A

8. Central Library NANCY NAIL MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 124 S Pearl St, Mart, TX 76664
Phone Number: (254) 876-2465 Mclennan N/A N/A

9. Library System NANCY NAIL MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 124 S Pearl St, Mart, TX 76664
Phone Number: (254) 876-2465 Mclennan 7,725 3,050

10. Branch Library RB HOOVER LIBRARY
Street Address: 1428 Wooded Acres Dr Ste 104, Waco, TX 76710
Phone Number: (254) 745-6018 Mclennan N/A N/A

11. Branch Library SOUTH WACO LIBRARY
Street Address: 2815 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76711
Phone Number: (254) 750-8621 Mclennan N/A N/A

12. Central Library WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 1717 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
Phone Number: (254) 750-5941 Mclennan N/A N/A

13. Library System WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 1717 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
Phone Number: (254) 750-5941 Mclennan 498,702 506,106

14. Central Library WEST PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 209 W Tokio Rd, West, TX 76691
Phone Number: (254) 826-3070 Mclennan N/A N/A

15. Library System WEST PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 209 W Tokio Rd, West, TX 76691
Phone Number: (254) 826-3070 Mclennan 13,026 3,224

Overview of McLennan County, Texas

McLennan County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 213,517. Its county seat is Waco. The county is named for Neil McLennan, an early settler.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,746 km² (1,060 mi²). 2,698 km² (1,042 mi²) of it is land and 48 km² (18 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.73% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Hill County (north)
  • Limestone County (east)
  • Falls County (southeast)
  • Bell County (south)
  • Coryell County (southwest)
  • Bosque County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 213,517 people, 78,859 households, and 52,914 families residing in the county. The population density is 79/km² (205/mi²). There are 84,795 housing units at an average density of 31/km² (81/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.17% White, 15.19% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 9.21% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 17.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 78,859 households out of which 33.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.70% are married couples living together, 13.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% are non-families. 26.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 14.60% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,560, and the median income for a family is $41,414. Males have a median income of $30,906 versus $21,978 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,174. 17.60% of the population and 12.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.70% of those under the age of 18 and 11.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Crash at Crush

Crush, Texas was a short-lived town in McLennan County, about 15 miles north of Waco. It was established to stage a publicity stunt concocted by William George Crush and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company. The stunt involved the collision of two 35-ton steam locomotives. After heavy promotion, over 40,000 showed up at the site for the event on September 15, 1896. The two trains traveled a four mile track and thunderously crashed into one another. The boilers unexpectedly exploded and sent steam and flying debris into the crowd. Two or three people were killed and about six were injured. A few years later ragtime composer Scott Joplin commemorated the event with “The Great Crush Collision.” Texas composer and singer, Brian Burns, wrote and recorded a song about the collision, The Crash at Crush in 2001.

Cities and towns

  • Bellmead
  • Beverly Hills
  • Crawford
  • Elm Mott
  • Gholson
  • Hallsburg
  • Hewitt
  • Lacy-Lakeview
  • Leroy
  • Lorena
  • McGregor
  • Moody
  • Riesel
  • Robinson
  • Ross
  • Waco
  • West
  • Woodway