Children's Services
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
Meet for a Play Date or Simply Come by and
Enjoy What is Offered at Your Library!
The children's area includes fun kid-size furniture for your children to relax
on and enjoy a good book; a pretend kitchen & grocery store; building
blocks; a train/lego table
(switches every few months); jumbo magna tiles and
building logs; puzzles; learning walls; dress up clothes, puppet theater;
tractors; and a craft table. Items are rotated every few months so there is
always something new for the kids to enjoy.
An easy-to-use search interface for K-5 students looking for
magazine and newspaper articles, books and encyclopedias on a
variety of topics, such as animals, art, music, geography, language
arts, math, science and social studies.
Science In Context is an engaging online experience for those
seeking contextual information on hundreds of todays most
significant science topics.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other
reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from
over one thousand full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks, and
current events resources, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files
and over 1,000 videos.
TeachingBooks.net -- Bring to life childrens and YA books with
video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much
more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help!
Resources about children's and young adult books from
TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and
recordings, book trailers, and Reader’s Advisory to help you choose
the right book.
A collection of e-books from the E-Read Texas Unlimited Collection,
including popular non-fiction such as travel, nutrition and health, and
gardening, along with adult and young adult fiction. Accessible
anywhere in Texas.
If you are an active patron of the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library, you have FREE access to the resources below through
TexShare. This is a database service that is paid for 100% by the Library and made possible by the Texas State Library and
Archives Commission funding resources.
PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY FOR LOGIN INFORMATION.
Your account information will be verified prior to releasing the password.
1) Please click on "Choose Your Library" in the upper right hand corner of the TexShare screen, 2) Select the Carl and Mary
Welhausen Library, 3) Enter in the password you have been given by library staff, 4) Click on "Access", 5) Locate the service
listed below that you wish to access.
FREE ABC Mouse @ the Library
9,000+ interactive books, educational games,
puzzles and other learning activities. For ages
2-8+. Made possible through Age of Learning,
Inc. This is NOT accessible for free outside of the
library as it tracks the IP address of the library.
DISCLAIMER
The Library does not endorse any of the sites, companies, and/or information contained within this list. Parent/Guardian of child assumes complete responsibility for their child visiting the websites and
the information viewed on the websites. Some of these websites may require fees to access more features. Information contained was retrieved online through the websites listed. Any of the logos used are
that of the website/company listed.
Websites for
Kids Pamphlet
Sites that offer free story time resources
Some features may require a paid subscription to the service, although many are free. Click on the image
below to be re-directed to the other sites. See also disclaimer at the bottom of this webpage
Storyline Online
Kit Lit TV
Kid Time Story
Time
Kidtopia is a safe alternative search engine for children to use as opposed to other search engines on the
web. It is a site created by elementary school teachers for student and their teachers. Information accessed is
recommended by teachers, librarians, and library and educational constoriums.
Search the library to see what's on the shelves!!!
Search Library Catalog


Accelerated Reader
Bookfinder
Little Pim is Mango Languages for Kids. Childhood is the best time to begin language learning. Early language learning enhances verbal
development, reading, writing, and social skills.
Little Pim's unique methodology introduces children to foreign languages in a way that they
can easily relate to and understand. This is also available through the
Mango App/Little Pim.
The links within this text provide you with additional information on how to utilize Mango Languages - so please consider taking a
peak at them.
Little Pim Panda Coloring Sheet
Made possible through a Humanities Texas Relief Grant provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American
Rescue Plan.
Keep on scrolling to the bottom of this page - we have a lot to offer to you!
BookFlix through Scholastic - Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn.
Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, and creating a natural springboard into
the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery. Each storybook is brought to life through compelling narrators and delightful animations that
ignite imaginations and pave the way for readers to begin a journey of deeper discovery. With Puzzlers, Bookflix's built-in comprehension
activities, students can put their learning to the test in fun and dynamic ways, making their reading experience even more joyful and rewarding.
Recommended for grade levels Pre-K through 3rd.
Scholastic Teachables is a user friendly educational database with over 30,000 resources available for patron use. There is unlimited and
copyright free access because the library pays for you to utilize this service. Simply
logon with your library card and set your child(ren) up for
success.
Learn at the library or from the comfort of your own home - Scholastic Teachables is available on the library's public access computers, your
own personal computer, and/or accessible through your portable device, but you do have to logon with your library card # from the library
website at
www.cityofyoakum.org/library or through the Librista App.
Take advantage of everything this learning tool has to offer, covering all subject areas: activity sheets, lesson plans, monthly and seasonal
activities, art and science projects, mathematics exercises, reading comprehension, social studies, grammar, vocabulary building, read-aloud
plays, arts and crafts, assessment tools, classroom management and teacher tools, clipart and images, differientiation collections, games and
puzzles, learning centers, skills sheets, wide variety of level readers/mini-books, test prep tools, and more.
100+ new resources added each month, file cabinet feature to plan ahead, save, and organize resources. Resources developed by teachers and
curriculum specialists.
Made possible through a Humanities Texas Relief Grant provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American
Rescue Plan.
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