City of Wolfforth Library (Wolfforth, TX)

Name

  • Name:Mrs. Kimberly Brown
  • Title:Library Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:City of Wolfforth Library
  • Address:PO BOX 36
    508 E HWY 62/82
    Wolfforth, TX 79382
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:806-855-4150
  • Main fax:806-833-6932

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General

  • Mission:
  • The City of Wolfforth Library will provide innovative Library services, delivered in a friendly, efficient and effective manner, that will assist all residents to continue to grow and learn throughout life, with materials, programs, and services in a variety of formats suited to the informational and recreational needs of the community, and a relaxed, open environment that offers all citizens the opportunity to meet and interact with others.

  • Overview:
  • The City of Wolfforth Library is located in Wolfforth, Texas, a small community which is experiencing tremendous growth, in the southwest portion of Lubbock County. The Library boasts 4,033 active members, of which 2,239 are Wolfforth residents, with the remaining residing in the City of Lubbock, or neighboring small towns. The City of Wolfforth population is just under 4,000 residents; however, Wolfforth shares a city limit line with Lubbock, Texas which has a population of over 200,000. Numbers can be deceiving though. Our day-time population nearly doubles during the school year due to Frenship ISD, one of the area’s leading school districts, being based out of Wolfforth and servicing Wolfforth and portions of west Lubbock County. Frenship ISD has its only high school for the district in Wolfforth, as well as one of three middle schools, and one of six elementary campuses also being within our city limits.
    The primary goal of the Library is to be a cornerstone in the community, to have resources available for leisure as well as learning, and to facilitate activities for children, teens, and adults throughout the year for the residents of Wolfforth as well as the surrounding communities.

  • History:
  • 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 6,500 square foot facility, located at 508 E HWY 62/82, and is where we are now located.
    The Library now holds more than 15,000 titles, numerous periodicals, 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/VHS section is supplied completely by donation at this time, but does offer a variety of material for children and adults. In addition to books, we also have 16 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 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, two computers, and books, fiction and non-fiction, targeted at beginning readers up to the middle school level.

  • Year established:1987
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:4

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:None
  • IRS Section:Unknown
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:75-6004352

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