Last Thursday was our Summer Reading celebration with the Monty Harper Music Show, hot dog cookout and grand prize give-away! Monty Harper entertained us with his funny tunes and sing-a-longs.  We later made rain sticks and tambourines with the help of Liz McBee with OSU Extension. Kapp Taylor was our prize winner! Children of all ages were encouraged to read and keep reading logs in order to get in the grand prize drawing. Although our Summer Reading program has come to a close, we encourage kids to keep reading and keep a log as we will have another big prize at the end of the summer! So, KEEP ON READING!!!!

 

We had a great turnout for the OHAI Class for Caregiving/Caregivers. Chris Anderson from Northwest Center of Healthy Aging gave a presentation on caregiving and provided an abundance of resources on where to go for information and help concerning the loved one in your care. He also discussed the importance of self care during this (sometimes) frustrating situation.  OHAI (Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative) provides many resources and programs on many subjects concerning our elderly. If you would like more information on this program, contact the Northwest Center of Healthy Aging at 580-297-5137 and visit with an Education Specialist. This program was part of our Health Literacy grant made possible through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Our May Day Gardening for Children’s Story Time was a success!  With the help of Mr. Loren Sizelove from the OSU Extension, we learned how to properly plant seeds and starter plants and how to care for them afterwards. We planted tomatoes, okra, cucumber, squash, beets, cantaloupe and watermelon.  This project is a community effort for the children of the library and all children of the community is invited to help take care of our garden. This awesome program was a part of our Health Literacy grant which was made possible through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services!

 

The Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through 12 years old. There will be programs with presenters, prize drawings, story times, reading competitions, music and more! Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by adult supervision. Registration for “Libraries Rock!” begins on May 1st, 2018. For more information, call the library at 580-625-3076.

Schedule of Events

THURSDAYS

June 7– 10:30am – Mad Science                      1:00pm- MUSIC

June 14 – 10:30 am – Thad Beach & the Musical Chair                  1:00pm – OKC Zoo

June 21 – 10:30am – The Oklahoma Kid (Trick Roper)               1:00pm – Magician, Steve Crawford

June 28 – 1:00pm – Party with Monty Harper Music Show

All Programs are FREE!