Who are we?
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake is located at 410 E. Cedar Creek Parkway in Seven Points, Texas 75143. The Library serves all communities around the Greater Cedar Creek Area. The Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and provides free services to all residents living within its service area which includes Kemp, Scurry, Tolosa, and Mabank in Kaufman County, Athens, Eustace, Gun Barrel City, Caney City, Log Cabin, Malakoff, Payne Springs, Tool, and Trinidad in Henderson County and parts of Van Zandt county.
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) public library supported primarily by small private donations by individuals like you. The library is not a city or county facility. The library is a fully accredited full service library and is a member of the Texas State Library System.
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake offers a variety of services and materials to meet your business, personal, educational, and recreational needs.
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake has a history that reads like a fairy tale. From its humble beginnings in the 1970’s as a bookmobile that stopped in front of a grocery store in Seven Points, it grew steadily, but slowly, moving from storefront to storefront as its book collection and services expanded. In 1996, the library’s name changed from Henderson County Library-West to Cedar Creek Library. Shortly thereafter, the first lady of Texas Laura Bush spoke at a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Six weeks later, the Economic Development Corporation of the city of Seven Points, Texas (population 723) appeared at a library board meeting and stated that they wished to build a new building for the library. An agreement was reached in late 1997. In 1998, the name of the library changed to The Library at Cedar Creek Lake. Now, because of the vision and foresight shown by local people, business leaders, the Seven Points Economic Development Corporation and countless volunteers who worked selflessly the library has become the most important cultural symbol in the area.
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake is a resource center that provides library materials and services, promotes and assists in educational development, and encourages reading. The Library strives to provide equal access to information, ideas, and knowledge through books, innovative programs, and activities that cater to the needs of all citizens of the Cedar Creek Lake area. As an advocate of reading, learning, and personal discovery, the library aspires to provide a venue for people to meet, interact, learn, exchange ideas and information, and grow.
Our Technology Vision
As an advocate of discovery, life-long learning, and self-betterment, The Library at Cedar Creek Lake strives to serve as a point of access for computing devices and electronic resources for the empowerment of all citizens of the Cedar Creek Lake area. Through programs, activities, trainings, electronic resources, and equipment, the library seeks to promote and encourage digital literacy and technical skills and knowledge within the community in a manner that stimulates creativity, productivity, and social engagement. The library strives to provide equal access to technological opportunities and to inform new technologies through remaining current with ongoing changes in technology.