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The mission of the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library is to advance human knowledge and
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ever-changing community. The library staff will provide excellent customer service in a courteous and
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Library Receives Juvenile Services Grant
The Carl and Mary Welhausen Library has recently been awarded a grant from the Tocker Foundation in the amount of
$8,489 to assist with the addition of new material, story time supplies, and activity centers within the children’s, junior, and young adult
sections of the library.  
The Tocker Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the “little” Texas libraries assisting those serving a population of 12,000 or less.  
This Foundation was established in 1964 to implement the philanthropic interest of Phillip and Olive Tocker.
Their overall focus is to assist libraries in making services more accessible to the communities they serve.
The Library and the City of Yoakum would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tocker Foundation for their hard work,
commitment to libraries, and for the gracious award of this grant and other grants provided to our library. To date, they have provided
funding to the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library totaling an amount of $131,624.
Library Receives Texas Book Festival Collection Enhancement Grant
The Carl and Mary Welhausen Library is a recent recipient of a Texas Book Festival Collections Enhancement Grant in the amount of
$2,250. These funds will be used to enhance the audio book collections within the junior and young adult sections of the library. Currently
the library only has an approximate 100 audio books within these sections, of which a large portion are damaged. The receipt of this grant
will allow the library to replace the damaged items and make new additions.
Since the Texas Book Festival’s founding in 1995, it has been a part of the mission to promote literacy and Texas libraries. Each year,
funds raised at the annual Texas Book Festival support grants that are distributed the following year. Since 1996, the organization has
funded an approximate 1,121 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to over 600 libraries throughout Texas. This funding enables libraries to
share the diversity and breadth of literature within their communities. The Carl and Mary Welhausen Library also received a grant from the
Texas Book Festival in 2016 in the amount of $2,500 to enhance the children’s Spanish bi-lingual section. It is with sincere gratitude that
we thank the Texas Book Festival, their Board members, and their staff for their continued support of our library and all Texas libraries.
Yoakum Community
First 100 Years
1887 - 1987
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