Lilly is visiting for her Open House!

The Moore Public Library welcomes one of its best book buddies, Lilly the Mouse, for her special Lilly Open House, taking place at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the library.

During the early part of this school year, Lilly has been making visits for classrooms to talk about reading and libraries and invite students to come visit her at the library. Lilly is the central character in Kevin Henkes’ popular book series, which is perhaps most famous for “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

Activities at the event will include cheese snacks, refreshments, games, crafts, photos with Lilly and a chance to see all the library has to offer and, if you aren’t already, to get signed up for a library card.

Registration is not required to attend.


Moore gives more for the community

The Moore Public Library takes library service throughout its community with program and outreach opportunities both inside its walls and throughout the city.

Especially popular is the library’s extensive schedule of children’s activities and its dedicated area for children’s services near the library entrance. Tuesday morning’s Preschool Story Time at 10 a.m. is geared to ages 2 and up and their caregivers, while younger pre-readers can take part in Lapsit Story Time at 10 and 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. Older children can enjoy events like the monthly Kid’s Club and other periodic afterschool activities.

A trip further back into the building reveals the teen space and Computer Training Center, as well as additional banks of public computers. And some 130,000 books and magazines are housed in Moore, with access to the Pioneer Library System’s even more extensive collection available for card holders.

The library’s Meeting Rooms are used not just for library programs, but also can be reserved by members of the public for a variety of uses when available.

And library partnerships regularly take events outside the doors of the building to sites like Moore’s Central Park, The Boxcar Coffee shop, Buck Thomas Park and more sites for outreach activities.

Find out more about everything going on this month and beyond here in Moore through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.

Library to host Military Resource Fair

The Moore Public Library invites members of the military, veterans and their families to take part in the third annual edition of its Military Resource Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Rooms A and B.

A variety of organizations will be available at the event to discuss their offerings for service members both present and past as well as their family members.

Among the groups scheduled to attend are the Alzheimer’s Association; American Legion, Post 184 (Moore); Books by Vets; Bruce January Memorial VFW Post 8706; Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC); FirstLight Home Care; Gateway Mortgage Group; Mid-Del Technology Center; Oklahoma Community College; Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs; Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; Sunbelt Staffing; Troops to Teachers; and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Participating organizations have different criteria they use to focus on specific populations. The library welcomes all visitors who have served or are serving in the U.S. military, and any attendees who may not meet the criteria of some of the participating partners is invited to visit the library's Information Desk to learn about alternatives.

Participants may be added as the program date nears, so check with the library for an up-to-date list.