Stay informed at Legislative Breakfast

The McLoud Public Library invites the community to hear about the plans from local legislators and representatives at its Legislative Breakfast, taking place at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the American Legion Hall across the street to the east of the library.

Area, state and national legislators and representatives from their offices are invited and many have attended past sessions.

The library hosts the event in conjunction with the McLoud Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the McLoud Library.

Ages 18 and up may attend, and no advance registration is required.

Library welcomes children for Tuesday morning activities

The McLoud Public Library is building a love for reading in many of the community’s youngest residents through its regular schedule of story times and activities for young children.

Activities are geared to children ages 5 and under and are planned at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays during February:

Feb. 4 and Feb. 18Preschool Story Time, Feelings and Emotions: This is part of a series that will feature books that focus on emotions and feelings.

Feb. 11Toys & Tots: Use fun and educational toys in a program aiming to help children learn and develop their brains through play.

Feb. 25Stress Relief Story Time: Child Development Specialist and certified massage instructor Angie Porter, MS, CCPS, will lead an hour of calming activities that help promote literacy.

The library provides access to all of the resources of the Pioneer Library System, including more than 700,000 items in its collection, more than 60 online databases and multiple resources for downloading or streaming like OverDrive, Hoopla and Kanopy.

Find out more by visiting the library, and check out our calendar of events either in physical form at the library or online.

Make a resolution to visit your library

Happy New Year!

The McLoud Public Library is ready to lead the community into 2020 through its many resources, services and program opportunities.

The library presents dedicated spaces for its collection of books for children, teens and adult readers, as well as public computers, meeting areas and more.

In total through the collaboration of the 12 branch libraries in the Pioneer Library System, cardholders have access to more than 700,000 books, magazines and downloadable items. Also, PLS provides access to more than 60 online databases that cover topics from genealogy to homework help.

Need to know more? Talk to a librarian or take a look around our online resources, available through this website or the Pioneer Library System Connect App, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

We hope we’ll be a big part of your plans in the new year!

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Find out more about what’s going on in January in McLoud by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.

Homeschool students invited to activities

The McLoud Public Library is putting an added emphasis on learning opportunities for families with homeschool students this fall through its “Plus 1” series.

The library will set aside programming time on most Thursdays, giving families with homeschool children of any age a chance to learn more about multiple topics as well as experiencing their local library.

The first edition of the "Plus 1" series will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, for this one week only, with future programs being scheduled in the afternoon. It serves as an introduction to the programs and a look at the many resources available for students through the library.

The two primary components are a pair of series, one a STEM-based experience led by Science Museum Oklahoma and the other a Healthy Kids Food Series with a variety of cooking programs for children.

SMO brings a series of STEM-related activities at 1 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. These hands-on enrichment programs will take a look into the world of science in a creative way.

The Healthy Kids Food Series takes place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 (Healthy Breakfasts), Nov. 14 (Healthy Lunches), Dec. 12 (Healthy Desserts) and Jan. 9 (Healthy Dinners). Homeschool children will learn easy and healthy recipes to take home.

The Healthy Kids Food Series is made possible by funding from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Science Museum Oklahoma series is made possible through grant funding from EPSCOR.