Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Memorial Library is a valuable resource for the residents of Alamo and Hidalgo County. We offer a variety of resources that range from children's books to E-Books. The children's department has daily activities Monday - Thursday and Saturdays for children to enjoy. We recommend that you visit our website monthly as well as our Facebook page weekly to stay up to date on what is going on in your library. We would love for you to join us!
The mission of Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Memorial Library is to provide up to date materials and be a link to a world of information in a variety of formats to educate, inspire and entertain.
To provide a welcoming environment that promotes lifelong learning.
Fernando de la Rosa was born on June 21, 1985, in McAllen, Texas. Fernando, was known as “Nando,” to both the De La Rosa clan and the Reyes clan of Alamo, Texas. Nando grew up as a cheerful child. He loved to play sports such as baseball and flag football. Nando was good at playing these sports and was very competitive. Nando also enjoyed other things beside sports. He loved to go the park with his parents and his brothers. But one of his favorite things to do was to go to the beach. When he became a young man, he discovered that he liked to attend parties and dances where he enjoyed charming the young ladies. Nando attended the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High School where he began to dream of joining the military. Nando joined the High School J.R.O.T.C. program and one could see that he was very proud to wear his uniform. When he graduated, he enlisted into the United States Army to serve his country and become all that he could be. Just as the slogan states “Be All That You Can Be.” After his basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia, the army sent him to Germany. While stationed in Germany,Fernando met Karen, his wife, and they had two children. The oldest is named Fernando Jr. and the youngest is named Juan Carlos. Fernando Jr. resembles Nando as a child. At this time Fernando received orders that he was going to Iraq where he served two tours. After his second tour Fernando was then assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington where he moved with his family. On one of his military leaves, Nando and his family visited his hometown of Alamo. Both the De La Rosa and Reyes families received them with love and respect. The Mayor of Alamo, Texas, Mr. Rudy Villarreal, proclaimed June 4th as “Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Day.” That made his homecoming celebration day very special. After his brief visit in Alamo, Nando and his family then returned to Ft. Lewis where he decided that if he was called again to serve another tour, Fernando would not hesitate to go. He then received orders to deploy to the country of Afghanistan.
On October 27, 2009, Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Sr. made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and family. Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Sr. and his fellow soldiers were killed in a road side bomb.
“Sgt. Fernando De La Rosa Sr. and his men are gone but will never be forgotten. He and his men will always be remembered as Heroes”.
Library cards are FREE. They may be used at al participating Hidalgo County Public Libraries; therefore, you only need one card!
If you do not have a Library Card from any of the above locations, come by the Library for an application!
All you need is an ID from the following list :
All IDs must have a picture and an identifying number!
Children under 18 must have their parent or guardian sign for them.
Library Card Replacement:
PLEASE REPORT STOLEN OR LOST CARDS!!!
You are responsible for items checked out on your card. There is a charge of $2.00 for replacement.
We offer a variety of services for our patrons including Computer use, Printing, Copies, Faxing, Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms
Computer use is valid for 1 hour within a 24 hour period. You must have your library card to login.
Printing is available for computers only. Fee per page printed is .25 CENTS in either color or black/white.
Copy machine available for b/w copies only. Each copy is .10 CENTS EACH
Study rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.
Meeting rooms are available by reservation only.
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McAllen Public Library
Penitas Public Library
San Juan Memorial Library
Speer Memorial Library (Mission)
Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 6pm
Friday: Open Upon Request
Saturday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Hardcover: .25 Cents
Paperback: .10 Cents
Magazines: .05 Cents
CD's, DVD's. VHS: $1.00