Make a new furry reading buddy

ReadingDogMan's best friend can be a young reader's best friend, too. Norman Puiblic Library West hosts a weekly time for children to read to a therapy dog, with August opportunities from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Each week, the library will have a therapy dog in house to listen to young readers as they practice their reading skills. It's a good chance to learning readers to read to a new friend in a relaxed environment in hopes of helping them gain confidence in their reading skills.

Registration in advance is required to secure a time slot.

Is your child's car seat safe?

Baby byjutheanhHaving the right car seat and having it properly installed can be, quite literally, a life and death matter for a child.

Norman Public Library West welcomes representatives from the Cleveland County Health Department for a safety check and inspection of car seats, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, immediately following the library's weekly Story Time.

Families will receive instruction on installing a seat as well as inspection of seats to make sure they are safe.

Space for the program is limited, so registration will be required in advance to take part.

Learn and grow through stories and play

Norman Public Library West is bringing communities together with its upcoming bilingual story time and activities.

BoyReading2The library will present Family Play Time/La hora de jugar en familia at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play.

The program is part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

 

Soloist featured in next 'Lunch and Listen' performance

Nicole Van PhotoThe July edition of Norman Public Library West's Lunch and Listen concert series, at noon Wednesday, July 27, features vocalist Dr. Nicole Van Every.

Dr. Van Every is an active concert soloist, opera singer, and jazz performer throughout the country, having also performed in Greece, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, and New Zealand.

She graduated this past May from OU with her DMA in Voice Performance, where she studied with Metropolitan Opera baritone Kim Josephson. She has performed for the Mozart in Memoriam concert, in memory of the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing as well as the Truman State University Orchestra and Chorus in Missouri and the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Illinois. She serves as the soprano soloist at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch, or purchase lunch from /snak/ Café inside the library.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

Bilingual story time growing the community

Family ReadingNorman Public Library West is bringing communities together with its upcoming bilingual story times and activities.

The library will present two types of bilingual programs: 

¡Viva GLART! puts early literacy skills into practice through basic art play. The program is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, and is for ages 5 and under and their caregivers. All materials will be provided.

Family Play Time/La hora de jugar en familia, is for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

The programs are part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.