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City plans improvement at three area libraries, community meetings scheduled

The City of El Paso’s Capital Improvement Department has scheduled three community meetings for the public to learn more about improvements to three area libraries.

Starting next week, meetings will be held at the Jose Cisneros, Dorris Van Doren and Esperanza Acosta Moreno libraries.

Officials share that these projects are part of the City of El Paso’s “commitment to enhancing the quality of life for El Pasoans through the creation of recreational, cultural and educational environments.”

The scheduled work, designed to improve the experience for visitors to the library, include roof repairs, new equipment and even expansions.

Specific work at each library includes:

Jose Cisneros Library: Roof repairs, installation of infrastructure for self-check-out machines and computers, expansion of the facility’s meeting room, modifications to the patio and installation of a book drop off box.

Dorris Van Doren Library: Roof repairs, new interior paint, self-check-out machines, infrastructure for computers and printers and carpet replacement for the facility.

Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library: Roof repairs, infrastructure for self-check-out machines and computers, expansion to the facility’s meeting room, modifications to the patio and installation to the book drop off box.

El Paso Public Library adds U.S. Passport Facility

The El Paso Public Library officials announced that the Richard Burges Branch Library, located at 9600 Dyer, has become an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. 

The branch offers passport processing and photo services five days a week, including Saturdays, with no appointment necessary. The new office accepts all necessary application documents and forwards them to the U.S. Department of State for processing.

The Richard Burges Branch Library joins the Dorris Van Doren and Esperanza Acosta Moreno Branch Libraries in offering the passport service.

What documentation is needed:

  • Completed (unsigned) passport application filled out in black ink. (Forms are available on the US State Department website www.travel.state.gov or at the participating branches)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Valid, government-issued photo identification
  • One passport photo (photo service available onsite for a fee)
  • Local Fees (Payable to the City of El Paso. Cash, check or money order only), $35 execution fee, $10 photo (optional)
  • Application fee (payable to U.S. State Department. Check or money order only). Fee information or additional information available at www.travel.state.gov.

For more information on passport services including a schedule of operating hours, visit the El Paso Public Library website.

El Paso Public Library to Host Eclipse Viewing Events Monday

The El Paso Public Library invites the public to celebrate the total eclipse of the sun at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 21, at three library branches: Armijo, Dorris Van Doren and José Cisneros.

The three branches will hand out official eclipse viewers to visitors who attend (while supplies last). The celebration includes stories and other activities.

The eclipse viewers are being distributed through the library by The STAR Library Network (STAR Net), with support from the Moore Foundation, Google, NASA, the Research Corporation, and NSF.

They have distributed more than 2-million safe eclipse glasses to 7,000 unique locations including public library branches, bookmobiles, tribal libraries, library consortia, and state libraries in all 50 states.

Events and free glasses at these participating locations:

Armijo Library, 620 E. 7th Street, (915) 212-0369

Dorris Van Doren Library, 551 Red Rd., (915) 875-0700

José Cisneros Library, 1300 Hawkins, (915) 212-0450

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the library website or call the nearest participating branch.

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