History of the Library
The idea of the Library was first conceived as a substitute for the county bookmobile. The City of Wolfforth began receiving county money in 1985 and ordered the first 550 books shortly after.
The idea of the Library was first conceived as a substitute for the county bookmobile. The City of Wolfforth began receiving county money in 1985 and ordered the first 550 books shortly after. City officials opted to remodel a small building that once housed a dentist office on Main Street that had 1,100 square feet. After 2 years of planning and purchasing books and shelves, the Library opened on October 5, 1987 with approximately 2,000 books and a handful of periodicals. In 1988 the Library expanded into the remaining 800 square feet of the former office, giving it a total of 1,900 square feet.
In the summer of 1995 the Library moved into a new facility located on US Highway 62/82. The new Municipal building housed the Library, City Hall, the Police Department and the Municipal Court. Wolfforth continued to grow at an extremely rapid pace and the Library quickly outgrew this space as well. The local City Council saw the need to expand the space and issued a Certificate of Obligation. In March 2006, the City of Wolfforth Library opened its new 7,776 (6,500 of library space) square foot facility, located at 508 E HWY 62/82, and is where we are now located.
The Library now holds more than 20,000 titles and is open 59 hours each week. We have a separate section for Young Adult titles, which we are working diligently to fill with material. Our adult section is separated into Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Christian Fiction. We have a growing audio-book collection, which is added to regularly, and has titles for young children up to adults. Our DVD collection is supplied completely by donation at this time but does offer a variety of material for children and adults in regular DVD format and Blu-Ray.
The library is a member of the West Texas Digital Consortium through Overdrive which gives patrons access to a large collection of eBooks and digital audio-books. In addition to books, we also have 20 computers available to the public with high speed internet, and access to a network printer.
The community meeting room can seat up to 100 people and is used by the Library for community events as well as being available for rental to the public for group gatherings and business meetings. The most loved area in the Library is the children’s room, designed specifically for the kids, with child-sized furniture, play space, and books in fiction and non-fiction, targeted at beginning readers up to the middle school level.