Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a great opportunity to bring reading and books into the lives of children. The program has successfully provided the resources for children to become more familiar with stories, characters, and language. Plus, it allows them to explore their imaginations and discover new interests!

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a great opportunity to bring reading and books into the lives of children. The program has successfully provided the resources for children to become more familiar with stories, characters, and language. Plus, it allows them to explore their imaginations and discover new interests!

We are fortunate to have one of the children, Austyn Ordonez, daughter of Miguel and Ashley Ordonez chosen as one of seven children worldwide who received an invitation to join Dolly in celebrating her 200 million books gifted milestone. She will receive the following and $2,000 will be given to the library.

Story Time 2023-2024


Storytime at the Beaver County Library will begin Wednesday September 27,2023 at 10:30 a.m.  Come join us each Wednesday as we are learning about structure for school preparation in a safe fun environment.

The focus will be on learning our name, address, where we live counting, ABC’s, the seasons, safety, manners, and healthy foods.

Colors, shapes and opposites review, using fine motor skills with crafts, puzzles, etc.

 Nursery Rhymes repetition for language enhancement.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 27 – We had our first Story Time for the season out in our park area next to the library. We will be outside while the weather is good. Denise discussed colors, names, shapes and seasons. The books read were “Leaves” and “Duck and Goose-Find a Pumpkin”. The Nursery Rhymes were “Little Miss Muffet”, “Hey Diddle, Diddle” and “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”. Hope to see more new faces next Wednesday in the park at 10:30 a.m.

October 4 – Story Time was in the park this morning and we had a great time. The topics were colors, shapes, matching colors, and small, medium and large sizes. Leaves and apples were used as examples of all the different colors. “Apple Harvest” and “Harvest Time” were the books read. The nursery rhymes were “Little Miss Muffet”, “Hey Diddle, Diddle”, “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” and “One, Two, Buckle my shoe”. The craft was the “Harvest Truck”.

October 18 – Story Time today covered matching colors with color squares to colors on the mural in the park. “Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch” and “Pete the Cat, Five Little Pumpkins” were read. “Little Miss Muffet”, “Hey Diddle, Diddle”, “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”, “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater” were the nursery rhymes.

October 25 – Story Time was all about pumpkins and halloween. There was a story walk out to the park and each child had to match the color of the scarf they had to a color in the painting on the wall. The books read were “Mouse’s First Halloween” and “Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin”. Denise carved a jack-o-lantern, and everyone got to decorate their own pumpkin.

November 1 – We had a small class today for Story Time but they went over matching colors, farm and domestic animals, opposites, i.e. top and bottom, etc. The Nursery Rhimes were “Little Miss Muffet” and “Hey Diddle, Diddle”.

November 8 – Story Time today was about colors, animals and what we are thankful for. The books were “Brown Bear” and “Giving Thanks”.

At Story Time today opposites were talked about, the story was about the Gingerbread Man and the craft today was decorating a gingerbread house and gingerbread man cookie. The houses will be on display along with the large house until after “Christmas on Douglas”.

December 6 – Story Time today was about opposites, Christmas activities, colors, names and books on bears. We sang several nursery rhyme songs. The craft was making a Santa ornament.

January 3, 2024 – We are back after the holidays and Story Time is still missing a few but we still had a great time. They started out with working with puzzles to learn reading left to right, colors and shapes. The book was “Winter”. They worked with learning their body parts, i.e. head, shoulders, knees and toes. Their homework for next week is to be able to tell Miss Denise their full name, where they live and how old they are.

January 10, 2024- This week due to the weather we had only one family show up for story time. Betty and Foster had a little one-on-one with Betty reading “Brown Bear”, “Polar Bear, Polar Bear – What Do You See”, “Peanut Butter & Jelly”. The craft was making a snowflake.

Story Time today Miss Betty read “People in Winter” and “Snow Day”. The craft was a gingerbread man dressed for winter.

January 24 – Story Time today had lots of activities. Miss Denise read “Snowy’s Special Secret”, “Colors” and then went over the days of the week in sign language. To review colors they played the “Go Fishing” game and matched fish blocks by color and joined together to make a chain. The craft was making a “Cup of Hot Chocolate”.

January 31 – oday in story time the nursery rhymes were “Little Miss Muffet”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, “Jack and Jill”, “Little Boy Blue” and “One, Two Buckle My Shoe”. After Denise read “Peanut Butter and Jelly” book their regular mats went back into the drawer and the yoga mats came out. They exercised to the book “From Head to Toe” and several other stretching exercises. Their craft today was making their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

February 14 -Today at Story Time Denise read the following books – “Max’s Valentine”, “Be My Valentine, Peter Rabbit” and “Spot’s Valentine”. They sang “Days of the Week”, “Months of the Year” and “Alligator Counting Song”. The Craft was decorating valentine cookies.

Adult Exercise and Wellness Program 23/24

The Adult Exercise Program will cover exercises and presentations of healthy foods to help manage obesity, heart, diabetes, and arthritis.

Classes will be held at the Beaver County Pioneer Library beginning Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday each week at the same time.  For more information call Beaver County Pioneer Library @ 580-625-3076. Denise Janko and/or Liz McBee instructors.

Free Classes made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

September 26th -Today was our first day of the Adult Health and Wellness exercise program. They worked on stretching and strengthening core muscles. The class is every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. everyone is welcome!! Hope to see some new faces at the next class.

October 10 – Denise Janko instructed the eight participants on their stretching and strengthening exercises. The group keeps growing and hopefully we will have a full house before the classes are over.

October 24 – Liz McBee, from the OSU Extension Office lead the group in their stretching and strengthening exercises. They were provided with bottled water and Oatmeal/Protein snacks. We were excited to have a full house today.

October 31 – Happy Halloween!! Today in the Adult Exercise class we had a witch (Liz McBee) for an instructor. They worked on balance, strengthening and stretching exercises. They enjoyed protein balls and water after class.

January 16 – Exercise class was led by Betty Davis in stretching and strengthening exercises. They worked on the neck, shoulders, arms, chest muscles, upper back, calves, ankles, hips and thighs. They finished the class with water and Protein and cranberry bites.

January 30 – Exercise class was led by Denise Janko in leg exercises. They worked on stretching and strengthening the muscles. After class they had water and protein bites.

Beaver County Pioneer Library Park

The Park is used for our Summer Reading Program and the Story Time children plant a container garden every year. Dana Helms was a presenter at one of our Summer Reading programs and Denise asked her if she would be interested in painting a Mural on one of the blank walls. After deciding on the design and getting enough donations, Dana and Rob spent a week in Beaver painting the awesome mural. While they were here, they fell in love with our community and would like to spend more time in Beaver and work on projects bringing in new ideas.

We received a grant in the amount of $1,500 from TCEC to go towards installing a pergola in the park. It will provide shade for the presenters during summer reading and the public will have access year round.

Summer Reading 2023

June 1st we began the Summer Reading Program with a great crowd of approximately 50 attending. The program was the “The Upside Down Artist – Dana Helms”. The weather was great, and all the children was given a lesson on creating their own drawing.

June 8th: Another great day of summer reading with the program theme of togetherness. the presenter was the “Mad Scientist” demonstrating how individuals can work together as a team. How individuals control robots. A demonstration on wind flow.

June 15th: The program was presented by the Beaver FIre Department, Game Warden, City Police Department, and the EMT’s. Very informative presentations and then the children got to check out the fire truck, police car and ambulance.

June 22nd: The program was moved to the Beaver fairgrounds due to the weather. Jordan Hilton brought in the animals, a kangaroo, a pony, a rabbit and a hen. The Pell children brought a baby goat. The theme of the program was kindness to animals.