Oklahoma Library Legends
Carnegie, Andrew Foundation
Delphian Clubs and Societies
Ferguson, Milton J.
Ferguson, Mrs. Thomas B. (Eva Shartel)
Frasier, Sally Freeman
Friends of Libraries groups around Oklahoma
Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)
Friends of Tulsa City-County Library
Funk, Mrs. Trimmier Sloan
Gates, Bill & Melinda Foundation
Hardesty, Roger & Donna
Henke, Esther Mae
Johnson, Edward R.
Lowry, William (Bill)
Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)
Marable, Mary Hays
Martin, Allie Beth
Masters, Anne Rounds
McGlenn, Alma Reid
Morgan, Anne Hodges
Motter, Robert T., Jr.
Motter, Robert T., Sr.
Norberg, Lillian Born
Parker, Mrs. J.C.
Phelps, Edith Allen
Phillips, John & Vicki
Porter, Cora Case
Ratliff, Julia Brady
Ray, Dee Ann
Robbins, Louise S.
Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou
Segal, Bob & Pat
Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)
Townsend, Mrs. Hosea
Troy, Forrest (Frosty)
Wentroth, Mary Ann
Women's Federated Clubs
Women's Clubs of Oklahoma
Zarrow, Henry & Anne
Following graduation from the University of Oklahoma’s library school in 1936, Mary Ann Wentroth
worked for one year in a Louisiana school library before returning to join the Oklahoma City Public
Library. She worked at the Oklahoma City system for thirty years. Her contributions included directing
the children’s department for the downtown branch, and later coordinating children’s
services and materials for Oklahoma County public libraries.
In 1967, at a time when she could have considered retirement, Wenthroth accepted the invitation
of the Department of Libraries to join the staff of public library consultants headed by Esther Mae
Henke. As a children’s services consultant, Wentroth established the statewide Summer Reading
Program, fall and spring workshop events for children’s librarians, and a Juvenile Review Collection.
Wentroth volunteered as a reader for the Edmond Public Schools and tutored in the Oklahoma
City Literacy program. She was a member of the Oklahoma Library Association, Southwest Library Association,
Library Association, and served several years on the Newberry-Caldecott Award Committee. She was
President of the Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) in 1962 and was honored in 1975 with OLA’s
Distinguished Service Award.