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All PLS Libraries will close at 6pm Wednesday, November 25.
We will be closed all day Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27.
We will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, November 28.

Want the best gadget this holiday season? Try Consumer Reports!

ConsumerReportsThe holidays are upon us again, and a question we hear often at the library is, "What's the best [fill in gadget/ technology/ item name]?" We'll let you in on a librarian secret: we use our Consumer Reports database to answer these questions, and you can too!

Our Consumer Reports database provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Consumer Reports is an independant, nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing and reporting, so you can trust their information.   

If you're looking for the best eReader, television, car, or just about anything, grab your library card number and PIN, and Consumer Reports can help! 


You are cordially invited to PLS's Holiday Branch Events

lightsYou are cordially invited to Pioneer Library System's Holiday Events for all ages!

Come join us in different activities including crafts, food, music, games and more to start up wonderful the holiday! The events will be taking place at several of our locations: 

Noble Holiday Event - Dec. 3rd at 6 p.m.

Moore's Holiday Gala - Dec. 4th at 5:30 p.m.

Norman Central Holiday Open House - Dec. 4th. at 6 p.m.

Purcell's Gingerbread House Holiday Celebration - Dec. 4th at 6 p.m.

Tecumseh's A Country Christmas Gala - Dec. 5th at 10 a.m.

Shawnee's Holiday Music Show - Dec. 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Shawnee's Holiday Reception - Dec. 10th at 3 p.m.

Southwest Oklahoma City's Holiday Party - Dec. 12th at 2 p.m.

You don't want to miss out on all the fun, so gather your family and friends and enjoy these festivities!

Remembering Pearl Harbor

pearl harborAccording to The History Channel's article "Pearl Harbor bombed", on December 7, 1941, America faced a horrible tragedy that would never be forgotten. Over 200 Japanese aircrafts including fighter jets, bombers and torpedo planes had made their way over to Hawaii and attacked Pearl Harbor. This surprise military strike executed by the Imperial Japanese Navy lasted for over an hour and left nearly 3,000 dead. U.S. aircraft on the ground were destroyed and many ships were damaged. 

Although we lost many lives that day, they will never be forgotton for the sacrifices they made. Remember Pearl Harbor! 

Interested in knowing more about the attack on Peral Harbor? Check out these books and DVDs.



Bedlam Football Game 2015

footballOU and OSU go head to head once again! Cheer on your favorite Oklahoma football team for the Bedlam game on November 28th!

This game will be played in Stillwater, OK at the Boone Pickens Stadium. If you are unable to watch the game in live action, try out this game-day Buffalo Chex Mix recipe by Marketwire (article "Fan Favorite Recipies for Game Day" accessed via EBSCOHost Searchasaurus) so you can enjoy the game at home.

Buffalo Chex Mix


  • 4 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 4 cups of Wheat Chex cereal
  • 2 cups Parmesan-flavored crackers
  • 2 cups pretzel twists
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed


  1. In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, crackers and pretzels; set aside.
  2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted.
  3. Stir in hot sauce and seasonings then pour over cereal mixter; stir until evenly coated.
  4. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 5 minutes, thoroughly stirring every  2 minutes.
  5. Spread on paper towels to cool then store in airtight container

Interested in OU and OSU football? Check these books out! 

All Pioneer Library System Branches Closed for Thanksgiving

pumpkinsAll PLS branches will be closed November 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving! We will close at 6 p.m on the 25th and will resume regular hours on the 28th.

Surprise your guests with these scrumptious Sweet Potato Bowls by National Geographic Kids, via EBSCOHost Kids Search database!


  • 4 miniature pumpkins, washed
  • 2 15-ounce cans of sweet potatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1 bag mini-marshmallows



  1. Ask an adult to help you slice off the tops of the mini-pumpkins. Scoop out all of the seeds and pulp. Set aside.
  2. Empty the cans of sweet potatoes into a microwave safe bowl with a lid. Follow the microwave directions on the can to heat.
  3. Cool slightly, then mash the potatoes with a fork. Mix in salt, butter, syrup, cinnamon, and half-and-half.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the four pumpkins.
  5. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  6. Top the potatoes with the mini-marshmallows, then bake at 450°F for about ten minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Serves four.

For more recipes, crafts, and more, check out some of these Thanksgiving books and other items at the library!