Summer Reading is back with kickoff event

srp 2016The 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 Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library gets its Summer Reading Program festivities started with its SRP Kickoff, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the library.

The afternoon features a variety of activities for all ages, healthy snacks, health and wellness information from local community partners, information on this summer’s variety of programs and the first chance to sign up for this year’s SRP reading goals.

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.

Sponsors for this year’s edition of the Summer Reading Program are Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesOklahoma College Savings PlanSonicThe Oklahoman Newspapers in Educationthe Oklahoma Department of Librariesthe Pioneer Library System FoundationFriends of the Library groups and the Pioneer Library System.


Gear up for summer with plenty of events for children

kidsThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library welcomes children and their families into the library for an assortment of age-appropriate programs for children offered at the library.

While things get really busy in June as the library’s Summer Reading Program kicks into full gear, the schedule for May still has quite a bit to offer, including:

Children’s Story Time and Craft, for ages 2 to 5 – 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 and 23

Lego Quest, for ages 5 to 124:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3

Baby Story Time and Play, for ages 2 and under10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 12, 19 and 26

After School Kids (ASK), for Pre-K through 3rd grade4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5Registration is required. 

Sensory Story Time, for children up to age 11 – 10 a.m. Friday, May 6

TweenScene, for ages 7 to 124:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10Registration is required. 

Family Play Time/la hora de jugar, for ages 5 and under – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

Unless otherwise noted, registration is not required for the programs. We hope to see you there!