Henryetta Library

The Henryetta Public Library serves local and surrounding area patrons. We look forward to having you and your family come by and check us out.

Books & Media
We have a large selection of media and areas, including:
  • Audiobooks
  • Children’s DVDs
  • Educational DVDs
  • Fiction
  • Junior Section for the children
  • Magazines
  • Nonfiction
  • Oklahoma Section with books about Oklahoma or by Oklahoma authors
  • Regular print and large print books
  • Young Adult Area for the teens
Public Computers
We have 10 public computers open to members of the public for 1 hour a day. The Library provides the service of making copies and sending faxes for people. We have WiFi, and several people bring their laptops and other devices in to use this free service.

We have the following on microfilm:
  • Dewar News, May 1924 - November 1925
  • Dustin Dispatch, 1904 - 1912
  • Henryetta Free-Lance, starting in 1903
  • Kusa Industrial November, 1915 - January 1920
  • OK Citizen, 1994 - 2004
  • The Henryetta Standard, 1906 - 1924
The library recently added the Library Edition of the Ancestry website to its genealogy section. This service is free to the public. The only charge is if they make any copies, which are $0.20 per page.

Summer Reading Program
The library provides a Summer Reading Program for 1st through 5th graders where they can read most of the summer for prizes and can attend 6 programs at the Civic Center (1 each week for 6 weeks). There is also a program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders that provides prizes for those who read throughout the summer.

Preschool Storytime
Preschool Storytime runs all year long from 11 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. This program is for 3 to 5-year old preschoolers who have not started school.
Storytime consists of reading a story to the kids, singing, and crafts which each child gets to take home. Parents can sign their kids up any time at the library.

Book Sale
We have an ongoing book sale to generate funds for the library. The books are used books donated by people in the community. We always disclose that we use what donations what we can in the library and the rest are put in our sale.

Obtaining a Library Card
To get a library card, a person must have 1 of the following:
  • Photo identification (ID) with their current living address
  • Photo ID with a current gas, water or electric bill
There is no charge for residents who live in Okmulgee County. There is a $6 per year charge for members outside of Okmulgee County.

Meeting Rooms
We have a room upstairs at the library that is used occasionally for meetings, usually by attorneys coming from Tulsa and Oklahoma City who are meeting halfway to take depositions. It is also used by different organizations wishing to meet at a central location. We also have some counselors who meet with clients either upstairs or in the Young Adult Area.

We have people who donate to the library in the form of an "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of" a friend or family member. This money is used to purchase special books, and a bookplate is placed in the front of that book stating who purchased it and for whom it was purchased.

Library Staff & Board
The Library Director at this time is Joann Hott, and her assistant is Kathy Crosby. You can find information regarding the Library Board at our Library Board page.