Library to close Dec. 9 through Dec. 23

The Noble Public Library will close temporarily beginning on Monday, Dec. 9 for the replacement of carpeting and other building updates. The library will reopen on Monday, Dec. 23.

During the closure, limited library services will be available inside the south doorway near the community room. Staff will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays to place and pick up holds, make copies, fax and print.

Customers will continue to have access to full library materials and services through any of the Pioneer Library System’s other 11 libraries as well as the 24-hour libraries in Norman and the Pioneer Library System Connect app.

Book Club takes comics to a new level

Comic books are not just for kids. And if you haven’t read one since you were a kid, they might be worth checking out again.

In an age of blockbuster action hits at the box office, comic books and graphic novels are a relevant resource for fans of the superhero genre. And the Noble Public Library seeks to find that audience through its newest monthly book discussion group, the Sacred Panels Book Club.

The group is the brain child of librarian David Brown based on his interests and expertise. He has led a presentation on graphic novels and comic books as literature in a Staff Day presentation for colleagues with the Pioneer Library System, and currently teaches a graphic novel class at the University of Oklahoma.

“My vision for the group for the group was to bring in something people are reading, from their collection, something they own, talk about what we’re reading and enjoying it right then,” Brown said.

“The name was originally an idea for a podcast based on Harry Potter themed podcasts. It’s a way to introduce people to literature in another way through reading and getting into comic books.”

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Take us with you in the holiday season

The winter months bring opportunity to experience the Noble Public Library, both through programs and activities offered inside the building and many services available anytime.

The library will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 24; Wednesday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Jan. 1; and Thursday, Jan. 2 (for a day for our staff to work through the inventory in our branches.

And we know many of our customers may be out of town on days beyond those. But there still are many ways to keep experiencing the library, even when you aren’t here.

Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and video are abundant through numerous resources offered by the library. OverDrive provides cardholders with access to eBooks, audiobooks and videos through the Pioneer Library System’s collection of downloadable materials.

Cardholders also can access the Hoopla service, which features more than 650,000 movies, television episodes, audiobooks, comic books and eBooks that are available for download immediately with no wait list. Cardholders are able to borrow up to six items per month from Hoopla.

Kanopy is geared more to video, featuring about 30,000 movies including feature films, documentaries and many other topics. Like Hoopla, cardholders will be able to view six movies per month which are viewed directly through the site rather than downloaded.

PLS card holders also can access databases with information on topics ranging from language learning to family history. Click here to see all of the resources available.

The library has an autorenewal policy for checkouts, meaning most materials will automatically renew after their regular checkout period (usually 21 days) has expired. So there should be plenty of time to read materials and get them back to us.

Find out more about what’s going on in December by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.