A million and counting!

Mount MooreThe Rock Mount Moore Pedometer Challenge is off to a racing start, as participants have reached one million steps recorded in the challenge in the first few weeks of June!

There still is time to sign up, participate and submit entries for several great prize drawings, all whild adding to the Mount Moore goal "mountain" set up inside the library.

Each 100,000 steps earns one entry for either a Family 4 Pack to the Orr Family Farm, a Family 4 Pack to the Aquatic or Recreation Center at The Station or a Family 6 Pack to Jumpzone OKC.

Find out more today by visiting or calling the Moore Public Library or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Take a peek into a pigeon’s world

Pigeon on statueThe Moore Public Library is taking children on a journey into “The Wonderful World of Pigeons” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program series of events.

Representatives from the American Pigeon Museum will bring a few of their feathered friends and many stories about the history of pigeons and how they have been used throughout history and by the U.S. military to save many lives.

Activities are geared to ages 11 and under and their caregivers, and no advance registration is required.

Museum of Osteology gives a lesson in science and skulls

SRP logoJoin the experts from the Museum of Osteology as they visit the Moore Public Library for the Summer Reading Program presentation “Skeletal Pathologies,” taking place 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the library.

This program takes a hands-on look at the evidence of trauma and disease on the bones of animals. The research has proven to be useful both for veterinary and human medical perspectives. Replica human skulls cast from real skulls will be used.

The Museum of Osteology opened in 2010 and features hundreds of skulls and skeletons as part of the largest privately held collection of osteological specimens in the world. Its staff regularly makes outreach visits to libraries, schools and other

The program is geared to teens ages 12 to 17, and space is limited, so registration in advance will be required.

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, 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.

“Fantastic Beasts” are coming to the library

Fantastic beasts coverThe science experts from Science Museum Oklahoma are bringing their show to the libraries of the Pioneer Library System for readers of all ages, including Mom and Dad.

The Moore Public Library will welcome SMO at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, for a program for the whole family, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

It’s a look at some bizarre and lovable creatures in an adventure based on the J.K. Rowling Fantastic Beasts stories. All ages are welcome to participate.

Registration is not required in advance.

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, 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.

Use your creativity to produce paper circuits

Light boardWhat's a Paper Circuit? 

Find out with the Moore Public Library and a pair of upcoming events as part of its Summer Reading Program.

A Paper Circuits program for teens ages 12 to 17 is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, while another version of the same program for adults ages 18 and up will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24.

Attendees will get a chance to create electronic art, using their creative skills while learning a bit about science at the same time.

No previous experience working with circuits is necessary. Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required in advance to attend either session.

Summer Nights Concert Series returns to Central Park

InstrumentsThe Moore Public Library joins up with multiple community partners to present the annual Summer Nights Concert Series, taking place on four Friday nights in June beginning Friday, June 8.

The concerts take place at 8 p.m. at the City of Moore’s Central Park, 700 S. Broadway Ave., and will feature the following acts:

June 8Banana Seat

June 15Nicnos

June 22Black Water Bridge

June 29SquadLive

All ages are invited to attend the concerts.

Sponsors for the series are Norman Regional Health System, the City of Moore, Moore Friends of the Library, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Kona Ice and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Step into summer with the Rock Mount Moore Step Challenge


WalkingThe Moore Public Library is taking steps in being a community leader in wellness and health, and now it’s asking for residents of the community to take their own steps to do so as well.

The library is hosting its Rock Mount Moore Step Challenge this summer, with a community goal for Moore residents to walk, run or dance 15 million steps during June and July.

Signups will begin during the library’s Summer Reading Kickoff and Parade on Thursday, May 31, and participants may sign up at the library through July 31.

Upon registration, participants will receive a tracking log and pedometer, or they can sign up to use their own personal fitness tracker that they may already own.

For every 100,000 steps completed, participants will get an entry for a prize provided by the Orr Family Farm, JumpZone! and/or The Station (City of Moore). To log those steps to receive entries, either visit the library, call 793-5100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The library recently was honored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement for its efforts to promote health literacy in the Moore community. The library received the Health Literacy Innovation Award for its ongoing health and fitness programming for adults and children. These include regular Monday evening Yoga classes, Thursday evening Zumba classes, plus special summer offerings like Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch events, an intergenerational pie making program and a hula hooping activity.

And now the Mount Moore Step Challenge is taking things even further, literally.

Financial assistance for this special project is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The project also is sponsored by Orr Family Farm, The Station (City of Moore) and JumpZone!

Make music in weekly summer story times

Musical notesMusic is in the air at the Moore Public Library and new weekly Music Movers Story Time taking place as part of its Summer Reading Program at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays during June and July.

Featured performers and the dates they’ll be at the library in June are:

June 5Ben and Dan from the band Plain Speak share their skill with electric guitars and sound effects;

June 12 – The Thunder Drummers will be here for a show, Q and A, and we'll have a special “Dads, Doughnuts and Drums” activity;

June 19Mike Hosty, the “One Man Band,” will bring a collection of silly songs;

June 26Tippi Toes Dance Studio will share dance moves and books and music about dancing;

Activities are geared to children ages 3 to 11. Registration is not required to attend any of the events.

Check the library’s calendar for children’s events taking place most days during the summer and spend some time going through the library’s collection of books for young readers.

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.

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.