Lilly the Mouse brings a special popularity with local first-grade students from several school districts in the Pioneer Library System’s service area.
During the early part of this school year, Lilly is making visits for classrooms to talk about reading and libraries and invite students to come visit her at the library. Lilly is the central character in Kevin Henkes’ popular book series, which is perhaps most famous for Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.
Lilly will host Open House events at these PLS libraries:
Moore Public Library – 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6;
Purcell Public Library – 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12;
Noble Public Library – 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.
In addition, Lilly will also be appearing in an invitation-only private event at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library for students from Moore Public Schools near that library.
Find out more about our Lilly and Kevin Henkes books here.
It’s a morning of smiles, family time and of course, the sights and sounds of big trucks, as the Pioneer Library System Foundation and numerous community partners present the 13th edition of Touch A Truck, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
The annual event features dozens of trucks, including public service vehicles, big rigs, construction machines and much more. Attendees will have a chance to get an up-close look at the vehicles and learn a little more about them and how they serve the community.
The morning will begin on a quieter note for families with children who may have sensory sensitivity or just not like all the noise. The 9 to 10 a.m. “Quiet Hour” will give participants a chance to tour all the rigs, trucks and vehicles but guests are asked not to honk any of the horns.
At 10, the noise level will go up as kids can try out the horns as they sit in the driver’s seat of some of their favorite trucks.
There is no official entry fee for the event, although donations will be taken at the entrances. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Services departments of the Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County libraries – Moore, Noble, Southwest Oklahoma City and Norman’s West and Central libraries.
Among the vehicles at the event will be the Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile, which will give a look at its features, including a three-dimensional printer, laser cutter and some of the STEAM Kits available for use through the library system to promote science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
Touch a truck is made possible by Underwriting Sponsor, Absolute Data Shredding of Norman; Presenting Sponsors, dotprocessagentsllc.com, Dr. Victor Wilson, First Fidelity Bank and ADG; Supporting Sponsors, OG&E, Julia Chew State Farm Insurance, Pamela Sharp, Norman Pediatric Associates, the Traci R. Sykes Foundation OEC and Trifecta Communications.
Anyone relocating from hurricane-affected areas to the Pioneer Library System service area of Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties qualifies for a temporary library card. This allows access to internet computers, printing services, databases, and print and digital collections. Cards can be obtained at any of our 11 hometown libraries or by using the online application found here.
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