The Pioneer Library System will join forces with the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History for its annual Library Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
All museum visitors that day will receive complimentary admission if they show their library card, whether it is from Pioneer or from any library or library system from anywhere in the world. Showing one library card gains access to the museum for the entire family.
And for those who don’t yet have a card, PLS staff will be at the museum to help them get signed up for one. A PLS card is free for anyone who lives, works, attends school or owns property in Cleveland, McClain or Pottawatomie counties, where Pioneer operates 11 libraries in 10 communities.
All of the museum's galleries will be open to those attending Library Day. And staff from several of Pioneer’s libraries will be at the museum to lead story times, crafts and other activities during the day to add to the museum experience for guests.
For more information on the museum, call 325-4712 or go online to the museum's website. www.samnoblemuseum.ou.edu.
For more information on the activities and services of the Pioneer Library System, visit or call any hometown library or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org.
Count your Summer Reading against your current library overdue fines! Starting June 1st until August 15th, Pioneer Library System is introducing Read for Fines.
- Fine forgiveness only applies to fines, not damaged, lost, or collection fees.
- 20 minutes of reading equals $1 off your fines.
- The maximum forgiveness is $20 per account.
Just report your reading to the staff at your local branch to participate.
The American Library Association has designated June as GLBT Month, as an annual nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
The Rainbow Book List Committee, made up of committee members for the GLBT and Social Responsibilities Round Tables of the American Library Association, have put together lists of high-quality GLBT books for youth ages 0-18 and adults. We have a number of them in our catalog, along with similar books! Below are some selections:
Tinyville Town: I'm a Librarian by Brian Biggs
Children's Board Book BB BRIGGS
Presents a day in the life of a librarian in Tinyville Town.
Bunnybear by Andrea Loney
Children's Picture Book P LONEY
Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He loves to bounce through the forest, wiggle his nose, and munch on strawberries. The other bears don't understand him, and neither do the bunnies. Will Bunnybear ever find a friend who likes him just the way he is?
Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell
Children's Fiction CF BELL
Hoping to keep his older brother Nathan silent about his secret crush on another boy at their school, twelve-year-old Alan agrees to a ruthless sibling competition involving nearly impossible tasks--from standing up to their demanding father to getting a first kiss.
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Teen Sequoyah/Adult Nonfiction 364.155 SL, Overdrive eBook
One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
TeenSequoyah/Teen Fiction TEEN F BENWAY, OverDrive eBook & Audiobook
Feeling incomplete as an adopted child after placing her own baby up for adoption, teen Grace tracks down her biological siblings and finds herself struggling with the dynamics of being a middle child between an embittered older brother and an outspoken younger sister.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Teen Fiction TEEN F ALBERTALLI, OverDrive eBook & Audiobook
Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when thelatter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.
Logical Family by Armistead Maupin
Adult Nonfiction B MAUPIN MA, OverDrive eBook
In this long-awaited memoir, author Armistead Maupin chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family," the people he could call his own. Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.
No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
Adult Fiction F SATYAL
Struggling with cultural divisions in a Cleveland suburb mostly populated by Indian Americans, lonely forty-something Harit dresses up in a sari to comfort his grief-stricken mother before befriending a woman who writes paranormal romances to manage her fears about her husband's affair.