Jump into summer at weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time

readThe Summer Reading Program means the Purcell Public Library’s Preschool and Toddler Story Time is racing ahead with stories and more for youngsters, with Story times set for 10:30 a.m. each Thursday during June. Program dates are June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Each session of Preschool and Toddler Story will feature stories, rhymes, songs, games and other activities geared to toddlers and preschool-age children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times.

We Do Legos at the library

legoThe Purcell Public Library brings the fun of Legos and the creativity of building together in its upcoming We Do Legos programs, at 2 p.m. on both Thursday, June 2 and June 16 at the library.

It’s an introduction to Lego Robotics, with participants getting to program their Lego creations with laptop computers. Sixteen computers will be available for the first participants and others as they become available, and free form Legos for other projects will be available for participants waiting on a computer.

Children up to age 11 are invited to participate, and registration is not required.

Irish dance group to perform

hill irish dance schoolThe luck of the Irish will fill the Purcell Public Library in a visit from the Irish dancers from Hill Irish Dance School, who will perform at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

The colorfully-costumed group will perform traditional dances to the tines of Irish fiddles and bagpipes in a presentation for all ages. This is an event you don't want to miss out! 

Registration is not required to attend.

Series focuses on physical and mental health

SRPadultThe Purcell Public Library will present 12 Pathways to Better Brain Health, a video conference event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the library,

This is the first of a four-part series of video conference presentations on health-related issues. The programs are a part of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, an organization that seeks to provide health education to Oklahoma communities.

Future dates, times and topics include:

June 1, 10 a.m.Managing Stress

June 8, 10 a.m.Managing the Blues

June 15, 10 a.m.Moving Forward

The programs are for ages 18 and up and are offered free of charge, but space is limited, so registration in advance is required.


Kick off another year of our Summer Reading Program

srp2016The Summer Reading Program brings thousands of readers into the hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System, and this year’s activities once again provide opportunities for all ages to experience the library.

The Purcell Public Library gets its Summer Reading Program festivities started with several upcoming kickoff events, both at the library and out in neighboring communities. The library will host its SRP Kickoff from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 24, with a morning of outdoor activities for children or teens, as well as the first opportunity to sign up for this year’s SRP reading goals for the summer.

Library staff will visit Wayne for a 1950’s theme Game Day at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Wayne High School Library to begin a month of Wednesday morning activities the library will bring to Wayne this summer.

And outreach activities also will come to Byars, where an Amazing Race Kickoff event starts at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, the first of four weeks of summer library activities taking place this summer in Byars.

This year’s Summer Reading Program takes a look at exercise, not just of body but of mind as well, as both mental and physical activity are featured for those who come inside the library. The themes for SRP in 2016 are “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!for children; “Get in the Game: Read for teens and “Exercise Your Mind. Read!for adults.

A slate of performers will tour throughout the 11 hometown libraries in the system, and activities are set nearly every day as SRP hits its peak during June and the first part of July.