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Shawnee Public Library will be closed Tuesday, April 25th through Thursday, April 27th, for maintenance work. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Friday, April 28th.

Celebrate with music and more in Week of the Young Child event

SquishBANDNorman Public Library West commemorates the Week of the Young Child with a celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29, at the library.

The day will feature a performance by SquishBAND, a local rock band made up of brothers and sisters who will rock the library with their music.

Also, members of the Norman police and fire departments will make a visit to talk about what they do to help keep the community safe.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration of early learning, young children, teachers and families hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Activities are for ages 11 and under, and registration is not required in advance to attend. 

Read a story to a furry friend

DogWithChildren bykatcsendElementary-school age children are invited to make a new friend and work on their reading at Norman Public Library West's "Sit! Stay! Read!" program for reading to therapy dogs, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

In April, those dates are April 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The goal of the program is helping reluctant readers to practice their reading skills in a low-stress, non-judgmental environment. Children ages 11 and under are invited to participate.

Registration is not required in advance.