The children’s area at our public library was made
possible by Mr. and Mrs. Otto “Jimmy” Borchers,
the Pilot Club of Yoakum and funds from a Loan
Star Grant, along with the help of our librarian,
and other city personnel.  In this section, children
may relax on the couches and chairs while
enjoying easy picture books, early readers books
and chapter books.
Story-time is held in the Witte Room at the Library from 10:00 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m. on scheduled days. This program is designed for kids
ages 3-6 years old, but all are welcome.  We include a variety of
reading, story-telling, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, and other
engaging activities. Reading to children at an early age helps support
early literacy that can lead to a life-long love of reading and
learning.  Schedules are posted on this website and published in the
local newspaper. Click
HERE for the 2018 schedule! Make plans to
come to the library! No registration is necessary and it's completely
Every summer, the Library hosts a fun and educational reading program and a series of presentations for children of all ages.  This
program generally begins in June and runs through the end of July.  The reading program is designed to encourage reading throughout the
summer months and offers incentive prizes to those reading. Prizes are awarded at the end of July to the top readers; the types of prizes
depends on budget availability.  The presentation schedule consists of tons of exciting programs sure to catch your attention. Past
presentations have included a magician, story tellers, park ranger, how to save money, live animals, fossils, spiders, and MUCH MORE!  
Schedules are generally released a couple of months prior to June and will be published on this website, in the local newspaper, and
distributed to area schools.
Summer Reading Program
Children's Section
ABCMouse FREE at the Library!
Kid's Search Engine
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
Teen Services
Homework Help &
Research Sites
Our library also offers a unique "youth" section for the 2nd - 5th
grade readers.  This section includes early chapter books of
interest to those children that are just not ready for the junior fiction.
Istation available on public
computers for Yoakum Primary
Online Schools
Looking for an online
school option for your
children? Try this link
for more information
Event Calendar