Libraries Rock!

Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as The Okeene Public Library presents “Libraries Rock” as their summer library program. Activities include T-shirt creations, group games, musical crafts, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more.
The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prizes, storytimes, and more. For more information, call the library at 580-822-3306, or visit our website, www.okeene.okpls.org for a full calendar of events with ages and dates.
A new feature this year is “Teen Thursday” every Thursday in June starting at 10:30 am. No little brothers or sisters allowed!
Our kick off day is Monday June 4, 2018 with a visit from “Extreme Animals” at 10:00 am with everyone invited.
All programs are free of charge.

May Book Discussion

The May selection for the adult reading group is “The Whistling Season” by Diog. Discussion will begin at 3:00 on Sunday May 20, 2018. An introduction to the book will be given by Dr. M. Jane Johansson, professor of history at Rogers State University.
“Can’t cook but doesn’t bite.” So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an “A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition” that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, nonbiting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch-a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom.
When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, Morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the “several kinds of education”-none of them of the textbook variety-Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region’s one-room schoolhouse. A paean to a vanished way of life and the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it fertile, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best.”
Books are ready to be checked out at the Okeene Public Library Monday 2:00 to 5:30, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:30 and Friday 2:00 to 5:00. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Thank You Crocheters

A special thank you to everyone who helped make the library’s crochet class such a big success, Mrs. Nusz for bringing her students and Mae Reams for being an extra set of skilled hands.  The final class was Tuesday May 1, 2018.  Watch for more free classes coming to your library.

Our Day at the Zoo

We have a WILD opportunity for you!  The Oklahoma City Zoo and Metropolitan Library System are excited to roll out a new, statewide literacy program called for Read for Adventure. This program aims to promote literacy within families, increase their contact with the outdoors and provide an outlet for invaluable, nature-inspired discoveries.  Educating Oklahomans about wildlife and wild places has always been central to the OKC Zoo’s mission and through this partnership, we are inspiring children to read about wildlife and connect with those same animals and plants here at the Zoo.  Read for Adventure enables any Oklahoma resident to check out “Our Day at the Zoo” from any library located in the state and receive one (1) voucher good for general admission for four (4) people to the Oklahoma City Zoo.  The voucher is good through March 31, 2019.

Read for Adventure runs May 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.  The program is free to participate and open to any Oklahoman with a valid library card.

 

Notary Services to be Offered at the Library

The Okeene Public Library is proud to announce a new service being offered at the library.  Notary services will now be available  Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 5:30 free of charge.

Help the Library and the Earth

The library is asking for your help.  Please save your aluminum cans for the library and not the land fill.  The Okeene Public Library is collecting cans and taking them to be recycled.  There is a collection container on the southwest corner of the 4-way stop. Thank you for your continued support of the Okeene Public Library.

Preschool Story and Craft Time

     Preschool story and craft hour is Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 10:00.  All children ages 1 to 5 are invited to come join the fun at the Okeene Public Library.  Baby brothers and sisters are welcome too! The preschool story and craft hour will beis at 10:00  every third Wednesday of the month except in June and July.  Please bring your caregivers and/or grandparents with you to join in the fun.