Our Wharton Location
One of the goals of the Wharton County Library is to provide the county population with a well-trained staff that offers excellent customer service. In order to reach the high customer service, the Library offers residents necessary technology tools and services, such as, an updated Library Website, study rooms, public computers, as well as printing, copying, and scanning services.
Wharton Main Library is the largest branch of the Wharton County Library System; and serves as the Headquarters where all major library operations are conducted; such as: acquisitions, cataloguing, processing, weeding, and collection development. As a result of these operations, ready to use library materials are delivered to branches in order to serve their communities. The Main Library also serves as a storage facility for all office supplies and materials. It is really a busy “working” Branch.
The offices of the Library Administration are located at the Main Library.
Meet OUR TEAM
Elene Gedevani - Director of the Wharton County Library System
My name is Elene Gedevani. Prior to coming to the WCL in 2013, I was Director of the Art Institute of Houston Library where students were seeking creative careers though higher education.
At present, as a Library Director of the Wharton County Library System and being in management for more than 30 years, I still very much enjoy what I do. Do you know why? Because the most important part of my job is interacting with people, whether it is inside the Department (Library staff), or outside – serving the County residents. This is definitely the main reason that gives me joy at work.
I am very proud of the work we do to provide various literacy initiatives for children and adults in order to benefit the residents of the Wharton County.
As many other professions, Librarianship is enjoyable, exciting & interesting. What could be more enjoyable when you see that your team is strongly motivated and dedicated to serve more and more Library patrons in the community!
And… I like questions, so, PLEASE ask!
Gloria Barrera – Assistant Library Director, Wharton County Library system
Michelle Rieger – Acquisitions, Wharton County Library system
Hi everyone! My name is Michelle. I am your “Acquisitions Librarian”. I order all your books, DVD’s, and audio books for all branches of the Wharton County Library System. Not only do I order, but I also unload all shipments, catalog books, and sometimes, help out on processing them.
I also worked the front circulation desk as “Circulation Librarian” for 10 ½ years and really enjoyed serving the Library patrons. I decided I was ready to conquer a new challenge and 4 years ago I was promoted to the Acquisitions Librarian.
Even though I work behind the scenes, I am still available to come up and visit with patrons, just ask for me.
Rhonda Mason - Bookkeeper /Circulation Librarian Wharton Main Branch
My name is Rhonda L Mason., the newest member of the Wharton County Library System.
Before joining the Library as the Accountant/Circulation Librarian, I have spent the last 22 years in the University of Texas at Austin and in Corporate accounting here, in Wharton. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, I have enjoyed all that the Library system has to offer, from a good book to the Summer Reading Programs and activities.
As an Accountant of the entire Library system of 4 branches, I am in charge of all accounting of the Library payables and grant funding. I manage the daily payables and keep track of all incoming and outgoing funds. At the same time, being the 2nd Circulation Librarian, I get the pleasure of assisting, talking, and meeting exceptional members of our community. In both roles, I enjoy to interact with many people, local, and throughout the country. I look forward too many new experiences and getting to know our patrons.
Kay Bollom - Children’s Librarian, Wharton County Library, Wharton Main Branch
Lulu Meek – Circulation Librarian, Wharton Main Branch
Yvonne Lijffijt-Ploum – Reference Librarian, Wharton Main Library
Theresa Martinez –Shelver, Wharton Main Library
Allison Ezell –Shelver, Wharton Main Library
1920 N. Fulton Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Mondays 10:00a.m. - 10:30 a.m.