Dear Library Patrons,
Happy New Year to you. I truly hope you have a wonderful 2022. I want to share with you some good news, events that are happening here at the library, new services, and new items.
An FYI for you from December is that our Food for Fines program allowed many card holders to clear up their fines ($1,609.52 in fines were waived), 29 books were returned, and 19 boxes of food were collected for the Food Pantry.
We have several adult workshops scheduled. Some concerning healthy living paid for with our Health Literacy Grant from IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) through ODL (Oklahoma Department of Libraries). The first one is a 3-class offering called Building Resilience through Art Therapy with Virginia Savage. In February there will be a Financial Literacy Mini-Clinic with Leslie Sledge. This is a 4-class offering. For more information you can always call the library at 405-222-6075 or look at our website. Pre-registration is required for both classes to provide the opportunity for adequate interaction, and an uncrowded atmosphere.
A new service that we provide is Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout. A valid adult library card is required to checkout a hotspot for two weeks. We also have Facebook Portals to checkout. Another service that we have added is in the form of two databases from Gale Cengage. Chilton’s Auto Repair and Legal Forms. Legal Forms provides printable forms for legal purposes specifically for Oklahoma. You can fill out a form online and print it or print a blank one to fill out by hand. Both databases are available at the library or from any online device. You can find the links on our website under e-resources. Both require a valid library card to login.
Another new item we have added is a memory kit. These may be useful when visiting a friend or loved one with memory issues or dementia. There is a separate article Making Memories in this newsletter about this.
I also want to remind you that the library provides curbside service. You can pick up your reserved books, we can do printing, faxing, and notary for you. Park in the curbside slot in front of the library and give us a call, we’ll be glad to come out and assist you.
I do have openings in my beginning Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class that will start in February. It will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays at 2pm. Call the library at 405-222-6075 to register.
Let me know what you think of the library. We’re here to serve you. Send me an email, call, or come visit.
Featured Database: Gale Legal Forms
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Oklahoma -specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”
This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a Federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.
New Children's Computers at the Library!
We are excited to announce that our two new AWE children’s computers are in and ready for use! Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Library was able to purchase an Early Literacy Station and an AfterSchool Edge Station. Each computer provides over 75 different award-winning educational games. The computers are available during regular business hours for children to use, play, and learn!
This project was supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Opinions expressed in this publication or presentation do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS and no official endorsement by those entities should be inferred.