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All hometown libraries will be closed
Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25
in honor of Memorial Day.

Tweens get superhero essential skills in Tween Time

Do you have a young person between the ages of 8 and 11? Do you need a hour to browse the library by yourself, while they do something they enjoy? Well, then “Tween Time,” is for you (and them)!

Every Friday in June,  at 11 a.m. Tweens ( 8 to 11 year olds) are invited to try a variety of super new activities.
In order they are:

Week 1: Art Market - Limited to first 60 kids. Upon entry participants will be given 'library money'. They will then have to work with other kids to 'purchase' supplies to make their artful masterpieces. 
Week 2: Moore High School Drama Workshop - Limited to first 60 kids. Members of the Moore High School Drama Department will come and teach the finer points of acting.
Week 3: Top Hat Talent - Limited to first 60 kids. I said a hip hop, Hippie to the hippie, The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it. That's the type of dancing you'll do. 
Week 4: USA Takwondo Center - Limited to first 60 kids. Hands on introduction to a classic form of martial arts. (Essential for any hero in training)

Now, remember space is limited to the first 60 participants each week, so get there early. Then as your tween is getting some amazing heroic skills - you can have some quiet library time.  

Celebrate community heroes at story time

book jacket for Firefighters by Jacqueline Laks GormanThe Moore Public Library is celebrating real-life community heroes at its special Community Hero Story Times, at 10 a.m. each Tuesday morning in June.

Each week, the library welcomes a different hero to lead story time for children ages 2 and up and share a little about what he/she does in the community.

The schedule includes:

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times.

Story time at the park

book jacket for Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. TraversThe Moore Public Library adds to its series of story times for children with weekly Story Time at Parmele Park (at 1308 North Janeway Ave).

Each Monday at 10 a.m. throughout June and July, the whole family is invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to take part in the interactive, outdoor story time.

After the story, stay at the park to enjoy some time at the playground and splash pad areas.

"Over the park lay a cloud of sunlight as thick and as golden as syrup." - Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. Travers

Kick off Summer Reading with a parade

flying superhero boy with brown hair and blue costumeSummer Reading returns to the Moore Public Library, with a heroic parade through the streets of the city at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30.

The parade route will begin at Moore City Hall and proceed down Howard Street to the Moore Public Library. After arriving at the library, you can enjoy a variety of hero-themed activities, a snow cone, and register for this year’s Summer Reading Program. 

Registering in person or online qualifies children for a bag with a reading log, stickers, bookmarks, and a free book. Teens and adults can also receive incentives.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.

Movie in the Park

mother and two children watching movie in parkJump into summer with an evening at the Movie in the Park, presented by the Moore Public Library and City of Moore, at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Little River Park, 700 SW 4th St.

The library is kicking off its superhero-themed Summer Reading Program,with a heroic movie showing. We are not allowed to share the movie title online, but here are some clues:

  • It is set in San Fransokyo
  • It features a marshamallow shaped robot
  • A young prodigy must save the world from micro-bots

The movie starts at dark and is free of charge. All ages are welcome, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfortable sitting.

The event is sponsored in partnership with the Moore Parks and Recreation Department.

Movie showing features work of author Harold Keith

The Moore Public Library celebrates the life and works of Newbery award winning author Harold Keith, with popcorn and a movie showing based upon his book “Brief Garland” at  9:30 a.m. Friday, May 29.

The book was made into a film by Robert Collector in 2006 and is based on a true story from a 1960s Oklahoma town and the dreams of a local basketball coach.

Keith’s accomplishments are wide-ranging, from being the University of Oklahoma’s first Sports Information Director to publishing more than 20 books for children and adults. He received the Newbery award for children’s literature in 1958 for his Civil War novel Rifles for Watie.

The festivities are sponsored by Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma and the Friends of the Norman Public Library.

Keith was honored earlier in May in a ceremony designating Norman Public Library Central as a Literary Landmark. s being honored during a ceremony May 3 at Norman Public Library Central, in which the library will be designated as a national Literary Landmark. The designation is due to the display of the Newbery medal in the children’s department of the library, where it has resided since 1993.