MyLibrary eNewsletter - August 2010 - Back to School Edition

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Pioneer Library System, Oklahoma
August 2010
In this issue:
Volunteering is Worth Your Time
August Events
Free Adult Computer Classes
Sport Your Library Card & Get Great Deals
New Services - On the Way

Volunteering is Worth Your Time


The Pioneer Library System provides free Literacy Services for adults needing to learn English as a second language (ESL) & for those wanting to improve their reading skills. The demand for these services continuously grows & we enlist volunteer tutors to help us deliver our literacy services.

Currently there are approximately 40 students waiting for ESL tutors to help them learn conversational English. So what do you need to know to become a tutor?

1) No foreign language experience required;
2) Must be over 18 years old;
3) Estimated time commitment is approx. 1 hour per week for 6 months;
4) Tutor & student set their meeting schedule;
5) Next Training Date is August 21.

To find out more or to register to become a tutor please call 701-2682.

August Events


Summer Reading season is over but your hometown libraries still have plenty of programs for young & old.

Click on your branch to see what we have in store for you.

» Blanchard
» McLoud
» Moore
» Newcastle
» Noble
» Norman
» Purcell
» Shawnee
» Tecumseh

Free Adult Computer Classes

Did you know that the Pioneer Library System offers free computer classes? The classes cover the entire machine, from the mouse all the way to the Microsoft Office suite & beyond!

Our most popular classes are Word & Excel. We welcome beginners who have never touched a mouse in their life as well as more advanced users. Branches even have classes on things like eBay, photo editing, & social networking.

August 19, McLoud Public Library is hosting a resume building & job searching class. Tecumseh Public Library is having a class featuring our fantastic homework help database, BrainFuse on August 26th. Shawnee Public Library is having a class on Digital Photo Editing August 30. The Norman & Moore Public Libraries offer regularly scheduled classes on the Microsoft Office Suite products as well. That's just a sampling of what we have available this month.

Click here to view all of our computer classes for August.

Sport Your Library Card


This coming year sporting your library card will get you more than great library services!

Watch our website for details on how showing your library card at local participating businesses will also get you great deals.

Our first participating business is Play It Again Sports, located at 2203 W. Main, in Norman. Show your library card & receive a 15% discount on your entire purchase.

If you are a business and are interested in knowing more about this program please contact your hometown library & speak to the manager.



New Services Coming Soon


Watch the website for our BookNews service coming in August.

You'll be able to get new book notifications delivered right to your inbox.

We'll also be introducing a new eNewsletter for our Growing Like a Read program in September. This quarterly publication will feature articles from experts on ways to explore early literacy skills with your little ones.

Email if you have questions!


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