Children’s activities slated throughout the month

Dad and kidIt’s almost summertime, and the Moore Public Library is getting ready with its variety of weekly programs for children and their families.

Most activities take place in the Story Time Room of the library. The schedule features:

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, May 1, 15, 22 and 29

Lapsit Story Time, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5 (registration in advance required)

Muffins with Mom Story Time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8 (registration required)

Pre-K Play, 10 a.m. Thursdays, May 10 and May 24 (registration required)

Sensory Story Time, 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 (registration required)

Story Time at the Boxcar, 3 p.m. Thursday, May 17

Family Story Time, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19

Registration is not required in advance for any of these progams, unless otherwise indicated above.

Kick off Summer Reading Program with our annual parade

SRP logoSummer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities at the Moore Public Library.

This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.

An annual Moore Public Library tradition is its Summer Reading Parade through the streets of Moore. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Moore City Hall, with participants all making the walk to the library for a morning of music, games, crafts, treats and more that begins at about 10:30.

All ages are invited to march in the parade.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Start another summer of reading with our annual parade

SRP logoSummer is almost here, and that means the annual Summer Reading Program bringing a jolt of activity to the community through the activities at the Moore Public Library.

This year’s theme, “Libraries Rock!” is giving a chance to explore literal rocks with the Museum of Osteology or PLS Maker Mobile staff to “rocking” with music and art programs led by a variety of local performers.

An annual Moore Public Library tradition is its Summer Reading Parade through the streets of Moore. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Moore City Hall, with participants all making the walk to the library for a morning of music, games, crafts, treats and more that begins about 10:30.

All ages are invited to march in the parade.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Learn and create on STEAM Fridays

STEAM logoGet scientific with the Moore Public Library and its STEAM Fridays series, scheduled at 11 a.m. on each Friday in June as part of the Summer Reading Program at the library.

The programs are for students going into third through fifth grades, and will take on STEAM projects (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics).

The schedule features:

June 1Building Day, using K’Nex, Legos and more;

June 8Lunar Music, the local music store, will let children explore various instruments;

June 15DJ Boards, make music using the library’s new Akai MPK Mini MKII DJ sound boards;

June 22PLS Maker Mobile, a visit from the library’s mobile maker space;

June 29Egg Drop Challenge, a lesson in kinetic energy with a contest;

Registration is required separately for each of the activities.

Find financial freedom through help from series

CalculatorThe Moore Public Library will host a four-part Financial Education series covering a variety of topics at 11 a.m. on the first four Saturday mornings in June.

The classes are for ages 18 and up, and topics for the series are:

June 2 – Couponing and apps for budgeting, credit, financial education and security tips;

June 9 – The power of seven personal financial disciplines;

June 16 – The three pillars of financial stability;

June 23 – Estate planning

Registration is required separately for each session, and a light brunch will be provided for those who register.