An El Paso Public Library has been officially renamed after the local author, Sergio Troncoso.

Sergio Troncoso grew up in Ysleta where he would ride his bicycle on weekends to downtown El Paso to visit his grandmother and visit the downtown El Paso Public Library and check out books for the week, repeating this practice for several years.

Troncoso’s dedication to literature and writing earned him the El Paso City Council’s unanimous vote of becoming the namesake of the public library branch in Ysleta where he was raised.

He graduated from Harvard College, and studied international relations and philosophy at Yale University and won a Fulbright scholarship to Mexico, where he studied economics, politics, and literature. Troncoso became a writer of essays, short stories, novels, and the author of five books. Aside from being awarded numerous awards he was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters.

The Sergio Troncoso branch of the El Paso Public Library, is located at 9321 Alameda Avenue, El Paso TX 79907