Join us for children’s story times during May

Kids and dogNorman Public Library West is getting families ready for the summer through a variety of activities for young readers and soon-to-be readers during May.

Story Times are offered weekly at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings inside the library. The story times feature not just books but also songs, rhymes and other activities geared to children up to age 5.

New readers also are welcome to the library’s “Sit, Stay, Read!” activity to read to a therapy dog in a comfortable environment. Dogs visit the library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on each Thursday during the month.

Registration is suggested for each of the children’s programs.

Music, stories come together in activities

Musical notesNorman Public Library West is bringing music to the lives of youngsters with its special Music Time story time, scheduled twice in May at 10 a.m. Thursdays, May 10 and 24, at the library.

Jennifer Voss will share her musical talents to lead the programs, which are geared to children ages 4 and under and their caregivers.

Registration is not required to attend either of the programs.

Kick off Summer Reading Program with a big day

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

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.

The SRP Kickoff Party will be 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, June 1, and will feature music, a chance to sign up for SRP and set reading goals, caricature drawings of attendees and much more. Summer programs get started in earnest in early June with programs lasting to early August.

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.