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to our library patrons that are not found
in our collection.  Patrons should come
by the library to make a request.
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The mission of the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library is to advance human knowledge and
understanding by providing high-quality information, literature, and recreational resources to our
ever-changing community. The library staff will provide excellent customer service in a courteous and
efficient manner to all users of the Library.  
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more from your library's digital
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The Overdrive App may also be
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TexShare DataBase (It's Amazing!!!)
TexShare is a subscription provided to
you free of charge as a patron of our
library. Try these databases filled with
magazine articles, encyclopedia entries,
resume builder, legal information,
crafts/hobbies, genealogy, automotive,
and MUCH MORE! Contact us for the
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Yoakum Community
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Carl and Mary Welhausen Library Grant Award Announcements
Library To Host Author John Erickson Next Summer
Made possible by grant funding from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library under its
Texas Reads Grant Program; one of six awarded this year.  The library is very excited to announce a visit by none other than John Erickson,
author of the very popular Hank the Cowdog books during the summer of 2018 (date to be determined). Mr. Erickson’s two programs,
unique in content, will be held on the same day at separate times consisting of music, storytelling, fun, and entertainment.  Along with his
performance, the library will be hosting an author signing, a western themed costume contest in which prizes will be award to the “best
dressed”, a door prize drawings, and light refreshments.  Special gifts will be provided to the first five families arriving at each of the
This project is just one of 67 made possible this year by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to TSLAC. For the
2018 fiscal year, which runs from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018, TLSAC has awarded approximately $2.1 million in competitive
grants. The agency’s Texas Reads Grant Program supports projects that promote reading and literacy within local communities. More
information will be published as the date approaches.
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