Our system had an issue with customer event registrations yesterday morning, Thursday, May 16. Event registrations placed online through the Events Calendar up to roughly 12 pm (noon) were not recorded.
If you registered for an event during this time and included an email in your registration, you will be contacted. However, if you did not include an email address, the system will have no record of your registration and we have no way to contact you.
Although the system provided registration confirmation, those codes are invalid. Please return to the events calendar and re-register. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the event.
All PLS branches will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.
We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28th.
Check out these interesting facts and history on Memorial Day via Encyclopedia Britannica:
The United States celebrates the holiday of Memorial Day to honor those who have died in the country’s wars.
The holiday takes place on the last Monday in May.
The observance began during the American Civil War (1861–65). It originally was known as Decoration Day because citizens used flowers to decorate the graves of those who had been killed in battle.
On Memorial Day the U.S. president lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
The day has also come to signal the beginning of summer.
Can't wait for us to open? 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
The name is a little different, but the idea is the same, with the libraries of the Pioneer Library System providing a wealth of activities in the summer months as part of the annual Summer Learning Program.
It’s a slight departure from the longtime name “Summer Reading Program,” because even with reading being a central focus of everything the library is about, there is much more to the library’s summer activities than just reading.
Signups now are under way for the Summer Learning Challenge, and library lovers of all ages are invited to get their signup process started here.
Participants in the Summer Learning Challenge can earn “points” not just for reading but also attending programs, taking part in STEM-related activities, checking out literacy kits and more. The system goal is to earn one million points this summer.
As a reward to communities for reaching the successful goal, the Pioneer Library System Foundation will donate books to children in Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties.