Join the library for Tuesday morning preschool activities

Happy frogLearn and grow as the Noble Public Library welcomes preschoolers and their families for its Tadpole Tuesdays series, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on each Tuesday of the month.

Activities will take place in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library and will include the following schedule during May:

May 1Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, a bilingual early literacy activity combining art and play;

May 8Make and Take, a craft project to make at the library and take home;

May 15Story Time, with stories, crafts, songs and more;

May 22Story Time and Music, with a musical element added to Story Time;

May 29 Story Time, with stories, crafts, songs and more;

Registration is not required in advance.

Kick off Summer Reading Program with a big day at the library

SRP logoSummer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities of the Noble Public Library.

This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.

Begin the summer with the library’s Family Fun Friday: Summer Reading Kickoff, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 1, at the library. The event features several games and an opportunity to win prizes, as well as a chance to sign up for SRP and start working toward a reading goal and free book.

Summer programs get started in earnest in early June with programs lasting to early August.

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., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Create a Wall Mosaic

TeensThe Noble Public Library invites teens to create a piece of art for the library at its Teen Mosaic program, a two-day project taking place at 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, and 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the Ina Byerly Activity Room.

Participants will use recycled plastic bottle tops while learning about the art of making mosaics. Ages 12 to 17 may participate in the program.

All supplies are provided, and registration is not required in advance to attend.

Go “Extreme” with animal adventure

SRP logoTake an adventure into the world of many types of animals with the group Extreme Animals in its visit to the Noble Public Library at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4.

The activity is for ages 11 and under and their caregivers and is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. It will feature visits from several exotic and domestic animals and a chance to learn a little more about the animals and how they live.

Extreme Animals is an Oklahoma City-based organization that works both in animal rescue and in exhibiting and exotic animals for educational and entertainment purposes. The group has performed throughout the region including in past Summer Reading Program activities.

Registration is not required to attend.

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., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.