It’s a Potter takeover at the library

Potter coverThe Noble Public Library brings the wizarding world of author J.K. Rowling to the community in a celebration of her most famous character’s birthday with a “Happee Birthday Harry” party, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the library.

It’s a great way to wrap up this year’s Summer Reading Program with Harry Potter-themed activities including a costume contest, birthday cake and more.

All ages are invited to attend and there is no advance registration required.

Learn a fun lesson in fire safety

FirefighterIt’s a fun lesson about the serious topic of fire safety. “Stop, Drop and Roll” comes to the Noble Public Library at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30. It’s part of the library’s annual Summer Reading Program for children and families.

Professional firefighters will give an up-close lesson in fire safety, giving advice and actions for both children and their parents or guardians to follow to protect against fires, what to do if there is a fire and what to do if your clothing should catch on fire.

This is part of the Safe Kids series of programs and is geared to children age 11 and under and their caregivers.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

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.

Find a great read at Friends Summer Book Sale

BooksThe Friends of the Noble Public Library invite the community to the group’s Summer Book Sale, scheduled Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, at the Noble Public Library.

The sale will feature a variety of books in various genres, with proceeds going to help the Friends group in its support of library programs and services.

Sale hours are:

Friday, July 27, 4 to 6 p.m.;

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Sunday, July 29, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop gives tips for keeping kids safe

Stop signStop, go and tell.

That’s the literal title but more importantly the main idea for the Noble Public Library's upcoming Summer Reading Program for children. “Stop, Go and Tell,” is a Safe Kids series program and takes place at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23 at the library.

The goal of the presentation, developed by a licensed therapist and presented by a trained educator, is to equip parents and children with vocabulary, permission and courage to prevent sexual abuse. The words “sexual abuse” are not used in the children’s presentation, which focuses on personal space and boundary rules.

As part of the activity, which is presented by Bethesda, Inc., of Norman, each child will receive a free hula hoop as a teaching tool and take-home toy.

Since attending children must be accompanied by an adult, no large groups will be allowed to attend this program. There is no registration 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, 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.

Tadpole Tuesdays series offers activity for preschoolers

KidsLearn and grow with the Noble Public Library and its weekly series for preschoolers and their families, Tadpole Tuesdays. Programs are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on each Tuesday of the month.

Activities will take place in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library and will include the following schedule in July:

July 3Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, a bilingual early literacy activity combining art and play;

July 10Make and Take, a craft project to make at the library and take home;

July 17Story Time, with stories, crafts, songs and more;

July 24Story Time and Music, with a musical element added to Story Time;

July 31 Story Time, with stories, crafts, songs and more;

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the activities, which are geared to children age 5 and under.