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Go racing with the library and its Rocket Cars

The McLoud Public Library takes local tweens to the races with its Rocket Cars for Tweens program, an afterschool event at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the American Legion Hall across from the library!

Ages 9 to 12 are welcome to join George Driever of the Pottawatomie County OSU Extension Service, who will lead the group in building and then racing small wooden cars.

All supplies to make and decorate the cars will be provided but are limited in amount, so registration is required to attend the program.

Come and join the race! 


Preschoolers invited to story time just for them

readJoin the McLoud Public Library for a morning of fun with books at its Preschool Story Time, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

Activities are geared to ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, and will feature stories from children’s book favorites, as well as songs, rhymes and more.

Registration is not required.

We're taking time for toddlers

toddlerThe McLoud Public Library welcomes families with youngsters to its Toddler Time story times, next taking place at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 13 and 27 in the Milburn Room of the library.

Activities are geared to children ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers and feature activities including listening to books, singing songs and other hands-on projects!

Registration is not required to attend.

The program generally is offered the second and fourth Tuesdays of most months.


Boost financial fitness with boot camp

adultThe McLoud Public Library invites members of the community to boost the strength of their finances at its Financial Fitness Boot Camp, a six-week series beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13 and running on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 17. Classes take place in the American Legion Hall across the street from the library.

Sessions will take place during lunch, from noon to 1:15 p.m. on each day. A free lunch will be provided for program participants, and there also will be periodic drawings for door prizes.

The goal of the course is teaching about money management for personal finances and to give participants a foundation in financial knowledge and tools to make positive spending choices. Registration is required in advance to be part of the class. 

As part of the series, each participant will receive a copy of their current credit report, and each will receive a certificate and T-shirt on graduation from the course. The series is led by representatives from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma.

The program is made possible through the United Way of Central Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund delivered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma.


Learn more about using computers at class series

compThe McLoud Public Library is giving a look inside the world of computers for adults, at a series of free classes in October!

This is a three-part series, with each class starting at 10:30 a.mon Wednesdays. The classes are for ages 18 and up. Space is limited so registration is required in advance.

The schedule features:

Oct. 7Introduction to Computers, a start on computers including how to use the keyboard, mouse and more

Oct. 14 Basic Word Processing 1, focusing on toolbars and creating new documents

Oct. 21Basic Word Processing 2, focusing on margins and making changes to documents