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Hometown libraries close at 6pm on July 3rd.
We will remain closed all day July 4th.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Purcell Friends to host book sale July 10-12

We know how much you missed our book sales, and now you're in luck! The Friends of the Purcell Library will host a summer book sale July 10-12 at the library. 

The sale runs during the following library hours each day:

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 10
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11
  • 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12 for a Bag Sale, where shoppers can fill a bag of books for $4.

Proceeds go to help the Friends' support of library programs and services throughout the year.

Anyone interested in volunteering for setup or staffing during the book sale, or to donate items, is encouraged to call the library at 527-5546.

Meet some “Zooper-Heroes”

book jacket for Exploding Ants by Joanne SettelThe Oklahoma City Zoo will visit the Purcell Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 for the “Zooper-Heroes” event.

We will explore animals with super powers like strength, vision, and speed that have inspired your favorite superheroes.  Stories, role playing, and interactive demonstrations will let you expereince these super-powered animals. 

All ages are welcome to attend, but space is limited, so arrive early.

The event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust

Sewing workshop for teens

teal sewing machineThe OSU Extension Service is bringing the art of sewing to the Purcell Public Library for a two-day workshop for teens, “Sewing 101 for Heroes”, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29 and Tuesday June 30 (registration is for both days).

Guys and girls are welcome to learn to sew a tote bag with superhero fabric to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

No previous sewing experience is required, and instruction will be almost 1-to-1 with the help of home community education volunteers.

After the workshop, get more inspiration for projects with one of the sewing books or DVDs available at the library or sewing books downloadable from home.

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Preschool Story Time presented on Fridays

The Purcell Public Library invites families with youngsters to its weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time, for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers. Story times continue into July at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays July 3, 10 and 17.

Story time features books, games, dances, songs, craft time and more targeted to children ages 1 to 5 and no registration is required.

Each session promotes pre-reading skills for children and tips for parents and guardians to continue develping reading skills at home. We love helping children learn and grow up to become voracious readers!


‘WeDO Legos’ at the library

book jacket for The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea book by Yoshito IsogawaDo you like building things? Want to learn the basics of computer programming? Then join us as the Purcell Public Library takes Legos to another level with its three-week “WeDO Legos” series, at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, July 2, 9 and 16.

Tweens ages 9 to 12, will use special Lego kits to create and program different mechanized projects:

  • July 2: Airplane Rescue - Build a motorized airplane with sounds and propeller speeds 
  • July 9: Giant Escape - Make a motorized giant that will wake up when someone comes near
  • July 16: Sailboat Storm - Create a motorized sailboat that makes noises as if on the high seas!

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.

The robots are available thanks to grant support from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Free Summer Lunches for Children 5 Days a Week

girl with lunchAll children ages 1 to 18 are invited to enjoy free lunch at the Purcell Public Library this summer. Funded by a generous grant from the Chickasaw Nation Summer Food Program, these lunches are child friendly and nutritious. 

Monday through Friday at the library meals are served between 11:20 and 12:10. The servers then change locations and go to Tommy’s Place (210 Comanche) and serve lunch there from 12:20 to 1 pm. 

The only weekday schedule change will be on Friday July 3rd when there will be no lunch service due to the holiday.

Check the schedule to see all of the fun programs offered by the library this summer, and join us on Wednesdays at 11:20 for  “Wacky Wednesday Story Shorts” for the Meals program.