The children’s area was made possible by Mr. and
Mrs. Otto “Jimmy” Borchers, the Pilot Club of
Yoakum, funds from a Loan Star Grant, and a
Tocker Foundation 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. The addition of a train table, kitchen,
craft table, building blocks and learning walls
complete this fun and interactive space.
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
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 students
Event Calendar
Creative Kids
A spin on story time.  This interactive hour is filled
with stories, crafts, dancing, games, learning, and
so much more.  The program is designed for
children, ages 3-5; however, all are invited. No
registration is required.  We do ask that if you will
be bringing a group of children, to please call the
library at least 1 week advance so that preparations
may be made
Bring your children by
to enjoy the craft table.  
Let their imaginations
soar with all of the
unique art supplies
This space may be of
limited use during the
summer months on
program days due to
library preparations that
have to occur for many
of the programs.
Easy Reader (Leveled Readers)
The children's section also offers a section of leveled readers perfect for those children
not ready for chapter books.  Many of them are phonics based and offer word patterns.