Latimer County Public Library

Latimer County Public Library exterior photo

Location Details

Address:
301 W Ada Ave
Wilburton, OK 74578

Directions:
Google Maps

Library Manager:

Shawna L. White-Busby

Contact Information

Phone: (918) 465-3751
Email: wilburton@seolibraries.com
Fax: (866) 991-0480

Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-2pm

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Exercise and Camaraderie

10:15am - 11:30am
Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Library Branch: Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Room: Franklin Electric Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Senior Care, Community Information, Mental and Physical Health
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Mother Goose Lapsit

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Library Branch: Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Room: Franklin Electric Conference Room
Age Group: Toddlers
Program Type: Child Care Literacy, Games, Music, Storytime
Event Details:

Mother Goose Lapsit is an interactive program for ages 3 and under that focuses on early literacy skills through stories, nursery rhymes, finger-plays, movement, songs, music, and more. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SRP - Teen Arts & Crafts - Foam Squishies

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Library Branch: Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

In the "Adventurous Art and Crafts" session for teens, DIY foam squishies take center stage as participants unleash their creativity, designing and crafting personalized squishy characters, fostering imagination and artistic exploration in an exci

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Family STEM - Floating Egg Science Experiment

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Library Branch: Latimer County Public Library (Wilburton)
Room: Franklin Electric Conference Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Other
Event Details:

In the family STEM floating egg experiment, families work together to design and build contraptions to protect an egg from breaking when dropped into water, fostering critical thinking and engineering skills while exploring buoyancy and material s

About the Library

The Wilburton Public Library opened its doors in May 1966, in a rock structure located at 208 N. Central. At the time, the library was operated by volunteers.

In 1968, the Wilburton Public Library became one of many branches with the Choctaw Nation Multi-County System.

September of 1995 was a new beginning for the Wilburton Public Library as they were able to move into a larger (10,000 square feet), new building. With the move came a new name which is now: Latimer County Public Library. The library serves the 10,000 plus population of Latimer County.

The library has 2 meeting rooms, the Historical Society and the Wilburton Alumni having rooms of their own. It is located one block north of City Hall and one-half block south of the Wilburton Elementary School at 301 W. Ada.

The library is also known for its dinosaur sculptures constructed from scrap vehicles. These sculptures were made by Steve Carson and are on loan for display.

In August, 2019, Latimer County Public Library was pleased to announce a “friends” group had been formed. The Friends of the Latimer County Public Library was able to obtain a “seed” grant from FOLIO (Friends of the Library in Oklahoma) to assist them in acquiring their 501c (3) status.