About Velma Wortman


Mrs. Wortman was born in 1910. She has been a teacher in Marion, Gary and Shelby Counties. When she began teaching, she earned $100 per month. She taught High School English and Theater. While teaching at Morristown High School she became the school's first librarian. 

The public library branch in Morristown first opened in Morristown High School in 2012 and then moved to the Town Hall in 2013. After growing out of that location, the library was moved into the old Shelby County Bank and named after Mrs. Wortman. We are now called the Velma Wortman Morristown Branch of the Shelby County Public Library. The main library is located in Shelbyville IN. We want to thank the Wortman family for all of their support of the community and the library!


 Velma Wortman gets her Evergreen Card!

Velma Wortman gets her Evergreen Card!