MyLibrary eNewsletter - October 2010

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Pioneer Library System, Oklahoma
October 2010


In this issue:
Prime Time
October Events
Sport Your Library Card
National Issues Forum
New Books

Prime Time @ Your Library


Prime Time Family Reading @ Your LibraryFamilies with children ages 6 & older are invited to participate in the PLS Prime Time family literacy program over the next couple of months.

What is Prime Time? A unique six- to eight-week program of reading, dicussion, & storytelling at public libraries & other venues. A discussion leader & storyteller conduct weekly book discussion & story telling programs for children ages 6 to 10 & their parents.

What does it do? Prime Time reinforces the role of the family; bonds parents & children around the act of reading; encourages parents & children to read & discuss humanities topics while fostering high academic expectations & achievement for children in low-literacy, low-income families; ecourages low-literacy, low-income parents to enter or continue their own educational prorgrams; & helps parents & children learn how to select books & become users of library resources.

Prime time also has a bilingual (English/Spanish) program, which engages Hispanic families which have limited or no Enlgish language abilities.

Who do I contact for more information? Below you will find the Prime Time contact information for participating hometown libraries:

  • Noble: September 30 - November 4. Contact Cathy Adams 872-5713
  • Norman: September 2 - October 7. Contact Charlotte Gordon 701-2630
  • Purcell: October 5 - November 9. Contact Peggy Cook 527-5546


October Events


The air is about to turn cooler. And your hometown libraries are cool in a different way - with events for all ages.

Whether you are in Cleveland, McClain or Pottawatomie counties we have great activities in store!


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


Sport Your Library Card


Sport Card BannerHave you taken advantage of the Sport Your Library Card campaign yet?

Over 50 local businesses are offering deals to Pioneer Library Card holders. Whether you want to enjoy golf, photos, frozen yogurt, cookies, haircuts & so much more - there is probably someplace close by offering discounts.

Not sure what's close by? Check out our Google Map that has every participating location.


National Issues Forum


National Issues ForumsSave the Date! The Pioneer Library System will join with several other Oklahoma libraries to present a National Issues Forums discussion series this fall on the topic The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do?

Local forums will take place:

  • 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Shawnee Public Library
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Norman Public Library
  • 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Purcell Public Library

Visit the website for more information.


New Books Online!


BooksHave you ever wanted to easily know what new books are available in the library?

We have a new New Books service we are testing. We would love to hear what you think of it.

Visit Each week our newest books will be listed - arranged by subject.

Try it & let us know what you think - email with your comments.


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