Happy Toothday is Coming!!

Happy Toothday is Monday July 30, 2018 at 10:00. To prepare our children for their return to school the Okeene Public Library is hosting “Happy Toothday”. Princess Smile aka Olivia Westfahl will be here at 9:30 giving advice to the younger children ages 1 through 8. At 10:00 John Pansze the Balloon Artist will dazzle and entertain the audience. After the show, the older children will meet with Princess Smile for advice on how to get and keep their winning smiles.

Cunningham Peaches are coming to Okeene!

Cunningham Peaches

Get your Colorado Peaches & Pears August 20, 2018(tentative date)
This is a fund raiser for the Okeene Public Library!
Peaches will be $37.00 per box—Pears will be $27.00 per box
Whole boxes only–please.
All orders must be preordered by Aug. 1, 2018.
Call 580-822-3306 for information or to place an order.
You can email your order to reading@okeene.lib.ok.us

Whole cases only—Please

Are You Part of the Great American Read?

Are you part of
The Great American Read?

“THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.

The television series features entertaining and informative documentary segments, with compelling testimonials from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. It is comprised of a two-hour launch episode (broadcast on May 22, 2018) in which the list of 100 books is revealed, five one-hour theme episodes that examine concepts common to groups of books on the list, and a finale, in which the results are announced of a nationwide vote to choose America’s best-loved book.

How were the top 100 books chosen? PBS and the producers worked with the public opinion polling service “YouGov” to conduct a demographically and statistically representative survey asking Americans to name their most-loved novel. Approximately 7,200 people participated.

How did you narrow that list to the top 100? The results were tallied and organized based on our selection criteria and overseen by an advisory panel of 13 literary industry professionals. The criteria for inclusion on the top 100 list were as follows:
Each author was limited to one title on the list (to keep the list varied).
Books published in series or featuring ongoing characters counted as one eligible entry on the list (e.g. the Harry Potter series or Lord of the Rings) to increase variety.
Books could be from anywhere in the world as long as they were published in English.
Only fiction could be included in the poll.

What books are included on the list? The list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter. The list includes books from as far back as the 1600s and as recent as 2016. From beloved world literature to contemporary best sellers, many categories are represented: 20th century American classics, thrillers, young adult novels, sci-fi/fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, romantic stories, and books that represent the human experience told from a diverse range of perspectives.

How does the voting work? Voting is open online and on social media with the launch of the two-hour premiere episode and continues throughout the summer, leading up to the finale in October 2018. Over the summer, viewers can vote online and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter. In the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their votes by using SMS and toll-free voting.”

The Okeene Public Library currently has 49 of the top 100 books ready to check out so you can join the nation as we explore The Great American Read.

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.