Delta County Public Library

Delta County Public Library History

A group of citizens consisting of Betty Hensley, Delma Wintermute, Laura Jo Taylor, Lynne Gregory, Eileen Wright, Betty Baker, Fred Potts, Gary Robinson, Fred G. Wilkerson and Foy Burns began working to found the Delta County Public Library in 1981. The library opened on November 11, 1982, at the site of the old Tom Boyd house on Southwest First Street in Cooper, Texas. It flourished and eventually began to outgrow its initial location. In 1992 when the library acquired a grant, they were able to purchase the old Church of Christ building at 300 West Dallas Avenue. With the help of local volunteers, the library was remodeled. The library opened in January of 1993 and remains an important part of community infrastructure.

Delta County Public Library Funding

Since the city of Cooper and the Delta County Commissioners Court could not afford to take on the expense of funding the library like other libraries in the state, it is largely funded by the citizens of the county. The city and county make yearly donations, and other sources of income include citizen donations on the water bills of the City of Cooper and MUDD district water bills. In addition to individual and business donations, memorials, sales of books, and the popular monthly “Lunch at the Library” make this library truly a Delta County library.



(903) 395-4575


300 W Dallas Avenue
Cooper, TX 75432


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Delta County Public Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. accessed September 24, 2023.

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