Newcastle Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28th, to complete parking lot resurfacing. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Monday, August 29th.
All Pioneer Library Branches will be closed for Labor Day Sunday, Sept. 4th and Monday, Sept. 5th. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6th for all branches.
According to Encyclopedia Brittanica, Labor Day was first celebrated in the U.S. in New York City in 1882, and "[w]orkers of all kinds still enjoy the day off in early September. It has come to signify the end of summer and a time for workers to celebrate the economic prosperity and high standard of living their labor has made possible."
Stock up on books and movies now, and use the catalog to find out more about Labor Day!
Can't wait for us to open? Read from home with the Pioneer Library System Connect App!
With our app you can:
- Use the physical catalog
- Renew & place holds
- Pay fines
- Read eMagazines
- Use self check machines
- Locate library events
Through the end of October, several of the hometown libraries in the Pioneer Library System will host the exhibit WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource, a creation of the University of Oklahoma’s Carl Albert Center.
The exhibit currently is displayed in the Campbell Gallery Room of Norman Public Library Central, and will be there through Labor Day. Future stops for the exhibit will be:
Purcell Public Library – Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 23;
Shawnee Public Library – Saturday, Sept. 24 through Monday, Oct. 17;
Norman Public Library West – Tuesday, Oct. 18 through Monday, Oct. 31
The exhibit is a six-piece interactive display that details historical events, highlights pivotal congressional figures through time, and explains current water-related issues the state is facing.
The physical exhibit will be available for viewing during operating hours at each of the libraries. While there, viewers will learn how to access additional content by opening the exhibit’s web app on their smart phones, or by dialing in on basic cell phones. The exhibit's web app can be found on the exhibit's web page.
This is a project of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and the Oklahoma Humanities Council and is in the midst of an 18-month tour to various sites around Oklahoma.
It has been an exciting summer of friends, laughs, and reading. We've logged minutes read and written reviews. We've watched performers and learned new things. Perhaps, some of us have even found our new favorite reads?
You can still log your reads online until the end of August. But if you have reached your reading goals (and are a child or teen) be sure to stop by your hometown library and pick up your Summer Reading Prize!
What was your favorite part of Summer Reading? Be sure to take our survey and let us know!