MyLibrary eNewsletter - September 2010

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Pioneer Library System, Oklahoma
September 2010

September 5 - 6 All Libraries Closed 
September 14 - 17 Moore Public Library Closed

In this issue:
Sport Your Library Card
September Events
Hispanic Heritage Festival in Norman
Download Any Good Books Lately?
Free Tutoring @ the Library

Sport Your Library Card


Sport Card BannerPioneer Library System customers already get many benefits from their library card. They have access to more than a half-million books & DVDs, as well as online resources that include the system’s Virtual Library.

Now, through a new library campaign, customers will find more reasons to “sport” their library cards.

Through March 2011, Pioneer’s hometown public libraries are encouraging their customers to be part of the “Sport Your Library Card” campaign. During the campaign, libraries will team with local businesses & organizations to offer free or discounted goods & services to those who show their library cards.

Gary Kramer, Public Information Officer for PLS says, “We want our card holders to realize that they can use their cards in many places beyond the library itself.”

Businesses select what sort of incentive they want to provide & the timeframe they’ll offer the promotion. More than a dozen businesses already have signed up to be a part of the campaign.


September Events


You'll find your hometown libraries offering a wide variety of events this month.

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


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


Hispanic Heritage Festivals


In 1988, President Reagan declared September 15 - October 15 National Hispanic Heritage Month.

In honor of this recognition of Hispanic heritage & culture the Norman Public Library is hosting their annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on September 10 & 12.

The Festival kicks off on September 10, at 6 p.m., with an evening of art featuring José Luis Tono, Columbian pianist. You will be able to see an art display of works from Michael Lombardo, Amelia 'Melyta' Rodriguez Tadefa, & Katherine Gallaher. This event will coincide with the Norman Arts Council Second Friday Circuit of Art. There will also be crafts for the kids which will include Mexican paper flowers & "Make your own Picasso".

On September 12, the festival will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to hear recording artists from Enye Music, including Skinfonia, Raices, Orgullo de America & Son del Barrio. There will be zumba demonstrations & performances from Spanish dancers. St. Joseph Church will be selling food & the library will supply free chips & salsa as well as desserts. The Children's Department will be featuring crafts, Spanish Bingo & a visit from Tito & Campanita. A marketplace with items for sale and a community information area will be housed within the library as well.

Call the Norman Public Library at 405-701-2600 for more information .

The Purcell Public Library will be hosting their Hispanic Heritage events on September 24.

Join the Purcell library for crafts, cultural storytellers, games & authentic Hispanic cuisine. You'll also not want to miss free books for little ones from the Reading is Fundamental program & music from Oklahoma band Trunkado. The Purcell Hispanic Heritage event is funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Friends of the Purcell Library & the City of Purcell.

Call the Purcell Public Library at 405-527-5546 for more information.


Download Any Good Books Lately?


OverDrive Demo LogoWe have thousands of books available for free download through OverDrive. All it takes is a computer & internet access (or a smart phone & a data plan).

Below is a list of some of our most recent titles, in audio & eBook formats, available for download for young & old!

Click here for a list of compatible devices.


Tutoring @ the Library


School bells can be heard ringing through our service area - which means it is time to start studying. Your hometown libraries work with groups to provide space & resources for tutoring. If you know of a student needing assistance with their course work, be sure to let them know about the following:

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. for grades 7 through 12 on Tuesdays. Starting September 21. The Moore Library in partnership with Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College, will be providing free tutoring for students. No registration or sign up is required.  Students simply check in at the Information Services desk in the library to be paired with a tutor for one-on-one assistance in the areas of study that they need the most. For information on the YourTutor Program, or any other library event, please call 793-4349.

Homework Helpers:
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. starting September 7 on most Tuedays & Thursdays. Supported by the library, Maguire Farm Store, First State Bank, & the Noble Public School System. Students are expected to come prepared with what they need to work on (homework assignments, text books, spelling list) or an idea of what they need. A snack will be provided. This is a service to help students learn & improve their academic skills.

Tuesday Tutors:
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. for grades 6 through 12 on Tuesdays. Norman Public Library and Crossroads Youth and Family Services are collaborating to offer tutoring at the library each Tuesday evening during the school year. University of Oklahoma students work one-on-one with students to provide assistance with any school subject or assignment to middle and high school grade children. Tutors are available on a first come, first serve so no pre-registration is required.

Computer Lab Study Hall

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for grades 3 through 12 on Tuesdays (September - October). The Library Computer Lab will be reserved for those needing to use our online tutoring product, Brainfuse, to connect with a tutor. Students needing to use the computers for school work assignments will be given priority in the Computer Lab.

All of our hometown libraries provide access to our online tutoring resource, Brainfuse - HelpNow!. Through Brainfuse students in grades 3 through 12 can get assistance for everything from Languague Arts to Calculus & everything in between. It also has a 24 hour Writing Lab where students can submit papers for writing assistance.

Stop by your hometown library today to find out more about our tutoring resources.


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