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

Immigration and Citizenship presentation

book jacket for Immigration edited by Debra A. MillerThe Pioneer Library System’s Literacy Services Department will host an Immigration and Citizenship presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Lowry Room of Norman Public Library Central.

Representatives from the Farzaneh Law Firm will present information on pathways to citizenship for both employment-based and family-based immigration.

The program also will look at recent developments in immigration, including President Obama’s Executive Order on expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the addition of Deferred Actions for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

Earlier this year, the library system expanded its tutoring services to assist adults with the goal of becoming U.S. citizens.  We offer specific study guides for tutors and students to use during one-on-one training sessions, designated spaces in hometown libraries with citizenship information, and trainings and informational presentations on immigration and citizenship.

For more information, call Jane Douglass, Coordinator for the PLS Literacy Services Department, at 405-701-2682, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Start Summer Reading with a Superhero Read-In!

superhero girl with black hair and blue costumeIt’s time for a heroic summer of reading at Norman Public Library Central, as the annual Summer Reading Program has a “super” start.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and local readers can start discovering those stories at the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff and Superhero Read-In from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.

The event is a chance for children to sign up for Summer Reading and set their reading goal in person or online. Children can begin reading immediately to fill their reading chart, and completed reading charts can be turned in from July 1 through August 19.

Everyone who attends is encouraged to dress up in their favorite super hero gear.

Special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities for children, teens, and adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.

Teen Writing Contest - Just the Write Story

Basic Rules

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  • Entrants must be entering grades 7th to 12th grade in the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Entries are due by midnight on July 31, 2015.
  • Each entrant must be a Pioneer Library System cardholder.
  • All entries must be the original work of the submitter, which has not been published before.
  • Entries of all genres are accepted. Anything goes!
  • Entries must be a minimum of 250 words. Writers may submit as many pieces as they choose to—there is no upper limit on word count or number of submissions.
  • Choose your words wisely.
    • No crude, discriminatory, derogatory, rude, violent, threatening, or sexually explicit submissions will be accepted.
    • Absolutely NO personal information should be shared in the story. This includes things such as phone numbers, addresses, or online information (Facebook, Tumblr, etc). 
    • There will be no tolerance for plagiarism.
  • Your submission may be edited, and the Norman Public Library reserves the right to publish an edited version without your prior approval. (Examples of this include but are not limited to: editing down for length, changing real names to aliases, fixing typographical errors, changing formatting, and so on.)
  • By submitting your entry, you are giving Norman Public Library and Pioneer Library System permission to publish it. All materials submitted become the property of the Norman Public Library and Pioneer Library System. The Library retains the non-exclusive rights to publish all such works in any format.
  • The Norman Public Library is not responsible for entries that are not received.

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