Wharton Lego Club

Lego Club is back at Wharton Main Library!
The Lego Club will meet on the third Thursday of each month. After joining, participation each month is not mandatory, but members will be rewarded each time they come to build.
Kids between 3 and 17 years old are invited and you can come any time between 4:30pm and 5:45pm. This is a come-and-go event, so members may stay as little or as long as they’d like.
We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination!
Come build with us!


Zumba at Wharton Main Library

Have you always wanted to try Zumba?

Join us at the Wharton Main Library for FREE Zumba classes on Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10:00am – 11:00am. Adults and Children age 8 and older (under adult supervision) are welcome for this fun class lead by Monica Musgrove. There is no registration, but please arrive a few minutes early to sign a waiver.

Have fun and be fit!

Painting with Friends

We are doing it again! Wharton Main Library is hosting another “Painting with Friends” presented by Jibril on Tuesday, September 25, 2023 from 5pm-7pm.

Have you always wanted to try painting, then sign up for this step-by-step painting program. This program is for ages 12 and up and all materials will be provided. Call (979)532-8080 to register, since seating is limited!


In her Shoes

1 in 4 women have been in an abusive relationship. October begins Domestic Violence awareness month and in preparation, The Crisis Center has partnered with Wharton County Public Library System to bring an eye-opening experience to the community.

 “In Her Shoes” is an activity based on the real-life experiences of women with abusive partners. It is intended to help participants understand the ups and downs a battered woman experiences over the course of many years through different scenarios. As you go through it you will ask yourself, what would you choose?

 The content of this activity can be graphic. Please be advised there is mention of strong language, assault, sexual assault, and loss of life. This activity encourages everyone to think creatively about the ways we can work together to end domestic violence.

Family Craft Night

The El Campo Branch Library will be holding a Family Craft Night Monday, October 9, 2023 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Have you always wanted to try painting, then sign up for this painter's class with Jibril and create a beautiful fall picture. This program is for ages 10 and up and all materials will be provided. Call (979)543-6034 to register, since seating is limited!


Cooking well with Diabetes

Are you a person with diabetes? Or does someone in your household have diabetes?

Wharton Main Library is hosting the “Cooking Well with Diabetes” presented by Lori Garcia, Wharton County FCS - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and sponsored by Matagorda/Wharton County Community Coalition-BACODA.

Cooking Well with Diabetes is a cooking class designed to help people with diabetes and anyone that prepares food for them. This four-lesson course includes basic nutrition education to help plan meals and prepare food for people living with diabetes. Find quick dinner ideas and gain access to 25+ recipes that will help you cook well with diabetes.

Do you need Wi-Fi at home?

Wharton County Library's Main Branch, El Campo Branch, and East Bernard Branch have mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots available for checkout. Library card holders can check out the mobile Hotspots for 2 weeks at a time.

For more information call:
Wharton Main Branch at 979-532-8080
El Campo Branch at 979-543-2362
East Bernard Branch at 979-335-6142


Notary Services

The Wharton County Library System is proud to announce a new service to the community of Wharton County.

The Wharton Main Branch and the El Campo Branch will now provide notary public service to county residents.

Lulu Meek, Circulation Librarian of the Wharton Main Branch and Renee Harrell, Reference Librarian of the El Campo Branch are more than happy to serve the public’s notary needs.

For more information please contact:
Lulu Meek of the Wharton Main Branch at 979-532-8080
Renee Harrell of the El Campo Branch at 979-543-2362


Overdrive app discontinued!

If you use the OverDrive app for iOS, Android, or Windows 8 or 10, please be aware that it will be discontinued on May 1, 2023. Although the OverDrive app will be discontinued, you can still borrow free e-books and audiobooks from your library with Libby, OverDrive's newer reading app.
Learn how to make the switch to the Libby app, find FAQs and discover new features by clicking on the following link:
Call Wharton County Library at (979)532-8080 if you need assistance upgrading to Libby.