Exciting news!
We are making a switch to a new calendar & room booking system!

 

As we make this switch we will be turning off online room requests for a short period of time. This will allow our staff the change to insure all our data migrates successfully. If you need to place a room request, and your room is unavailable, please call your hometown library and ask to place your request over the phone. We greatly appreciate your patience as we make this transition.


 


 

Learn how to be a volunteer in our literacy services program

AdultWorkgroupThe Pioneer Library System's Literacy Services Department will host a Tutor Training for prospective volunteer tutors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the Lowry Room at Norman Public Library Central.

This training is designed for volunteers who want to work with either learners of English as Second Language or native speakers in Cleveland County. Registration may be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 405-701-2682.

The library provides free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners who need help with their reading. Services are offered by county, with tutors and students meeting at one of the system's hometown libraries.

Each prospective tutor must take part in one training before being placed with a student they will work one-on-one with on literacy skills. Tutors must be age 18 or older and be high school graduates.

Tutors will receive information at the tutoring session as well as a plan to follow as they work with their students.

Color Your Cares Away with monthly series

Color byRobert CNorman Public Library Central's monthly series "Color Your Cares Away!" returns to the library at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Rooms A and B.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

Registration is not required in advance.

Find activity afterschool at the library

FamilyStoryTimeNorman Public Library Central's slate of activities for children features a number of special weekly events offered for children of school age in the Children's Area of the library.

The April schedule of programs includes:

After School Special (for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students) – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

STEAM Tweens (for ages 8 to 12) – 4 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

21st Annual Poetry Reading and Celebration6 p.m. Monday, April 24

Registration is not required in advance.

Computer, technology class offerings slated during April

LibraryComputer jarmolukNorman Public Library Central's presents a variety of computer and technology offerings throughout April in its Computer Training Center.

All classes are offered free of charge, but registration is required in advance since space is limited.

The schedule for April includes:

Internet Survival Guide1-3 p.m. April 3-5

Girls Who Code4:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Younger Girls Who Code4 p.m. April 4, 11, 18 and 25

Robot Club4 p.m. April 5, 12, 19 and 26

STEAM Tweens4 p.m. April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Minecraft: Creative4 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Minecraft: Survival5 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Microsoft Excel1 p.m. April 10-13

Golden Agers' Computer Club10 a.m. April 12 and 26

Microsoft Word1 p.m. April 18-21

April showers bring an abundance of activities for children

MotherAndBabyNorman Public Library Central welcomes families with small children to the library for activities and programs nearly every day.

The schedule of activities for children ages 5 and under during April features:

Saturday Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 11 a.m. Saturdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29

Story Time (for ages 2 to 5) – 10 a.m. Mondays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Baby Story Time (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Toddler Explorers (for children 12 to 36 months) – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 6

Music Connection (for ages 3 to 7) – 6 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27

Rhythm Babies (for children 24 months and younger) – 10 a.m. Fridays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28

Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar en Familia11 a.m. Saturday, April 22

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.