Newcastle Friends to host Book Sale

Book stackThe Friends of the Newcastle Public Library invite avid readers to add to their personal book collection while supporting the library at the group’s Book Sale, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

The sale will feature books for all ages in a variety of genres, including both audio and paper copies.

Proceeds from the sale go to aid the Friends in their support of library programs and activities throughout the year.

Read to a therapy dog during June

Reading dogThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes young readers to the library for weekly time to read with therapy dog friends at the library on several occasions during June.

Read a Story to Maggie takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27. And the library also will have dogs at the library for Read to a Therapy Dog from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Young readers may bring their own books or pick from the many that are part of the library’s collection. The goal of the program is to provide young readers a place to practice their reading in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. 

Parents or caregivers are asked to set up a time slot in advance for their children to read.

Summer Reading Program set to “Build a Better World”

SRP bannerIt’s almost time. The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are all geared up for the annual Summer Reading Program, the busiest time of the year.

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.

The Newcastle Public Library is getting the summer started with its Summer Reading Kickoff event, from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 26. In addition to being a chance to set reading goals for the summer, the event also will include several stations equipped with a variety of building materials for experiments.

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.