Almost 90 years ago, Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh on February 18, 1930. It was not until 2006, about 76 years after the discovery, that it was downgraded to the title of dwarf planet. It is one of the smallest planets in our solar system with only 715 miles in radius. Although it has a very small size, it is still an important addition to our solar system.
Want to learn more about this formal planet? Look through our collection of books on this out-of-this-world topic!
Students in grades 3rd - 12th are invited to vote for the Sequoyah Book Award 2018 winners. If you have read or listened to at least 3 books from the lists below, please VOTE HERE for your favorite title by using the Online Voting Individual Voting Forms. Voting is open until March 15, 2019.
- Children's 2019 Masterlist (3rd - 5th grade)
- Intermediate 2019 Masterlist (6th - 8th grade)
- High School 2019 Masterlist (9th - 12th grade)
With this award, Oklahoma honors the Native American leader Sequoyah, for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary. Sequoyah chose eighty-five symbols to represent all spoken sounds of the Cherokee language. In so doing, he created a way to preserve his people's language and culture.
The first Sequoyah Children's Book Award was given in April 1959, making the award the third oldest children's choice award in the nation. In 1988, the first Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award was given. Twenty years later the YA book award was changed to “Intermediate Award” and a High School award was created and was first awarded in 2010.
All Pioneer Library System Branches will be open on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day.
Come in to the library and grab a good book or attend an event!
Here are some quotes said by Presidents of the United States as found on Goodreads:
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
"We must findtime to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." -John F. Kennedy
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. -Dwight E. Eisenhower
To learn more about Presidents' Day, check out these books and other items at our libraries!
Can't make it to the library? Read from home with the Pioneer Library System Connect App!
With our app you can:
- Use the physical catalog
- Renew & place holds
- Pay fines
- Stream ebooks and audiobooks
- Read eMagazines
- Use self check machines
- Locate library events
Available for Android and iOS devices.
Tax Season is here, and your hometown libraries are ready to help you find the resources you need to file your taxes. This year, taxes must be filed by Monday, April 15, 2019.
Each of the 12 PLS branches is equipped to help you locate, download, and print your federal or state tax forms. Library cardholders may file their taxes online from library computers, but library staff is not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms.
- Standard charges for printing or photocopying apply. Black and white prints or copies are $0.15 per page. Color prints or copies are $0.30 per page.
- Hometown libraries are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.
Use the following information to find Oklahoma and federal tax forms online and other tax assistance resources: