Critter Tales event brings a world of animals to life

EgssIt’s an adventure into the wild with the McLoud Public Library and a visit from Critter Tales, as the group will “Bring the World to Life” in a program at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, in the American Legion Hall, across the street from the library.

Activities are geared to ages 11 and under and will feature several live animals from Oklahoma as they will come to McLoud for participants to get an up-close look and learn more about the “critters.”

The event is provided thanks to the support of the Friends of the McLoud Library.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Preschoolers learning fitness through fun in activities

PushupsThe McLoud Public Library has kids moving and learning in its new Preschool Fun Fit Kids programs, planned twice in June at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, June 6 and June 20. The programs take place across the street from the library in the McLoud American Legion Hall, 126 N. Main St.

The programs will serve as an introduction to fitness for preschool-age children and their caregivers through a variety of fun-filled activities for the children.

The program is for ages 5 and under, and registration is not required to participate.

Kick off summer with events in and out of the library

SRP BannerSummer Reading kicks off in June at the McLoud Public Library with a pair of events to get young readers launched on their way to a summer of reading and activities at the library.

The Summer Reading Kickoff for children is at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1. It’s a chance for ages 11 and under to get signed up for summer, participate in a book walk, photo booth, meet special guests and more, including popcorn provided by the Friends of the McLoud Library.

An annual favorite for teens is the library’s Lake Bash, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 7 at Wes Watkins Lake, Pavilion 2. In partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, staff will help participants with learning to tie knots, casting and fish identification. Fishing poles will be provided, and participants also will get lunch at the event.

This event serves as the kickoff for Summer Reading for ages 12 to 17, and registration is advance to participate. Transportation to the lake is not provided by the library.

This year, Summer Reading explores ways to “Build a Better World” through a variety of programs that build community, inspiration and in some cases, help participants build actual things.

Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.