Purcell Friends to host Book Sale

Add to your personal book collection through the upcoming Friends of the Purcell Library Book Sale, scheduled on Friday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Nov. 25, at the Purcell Public Library.

Sale hours day-to-day are:

Friday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Sunday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Monday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The sale will feature a variety of gently used materials across many genres, with proceeds going to help the Purcell Friends group in its support of library activities throughout the year.

No advance registration is required, and all ages are welcome to attend the sale.

Read on the move at “Story Walk”

Downtown Purcell has a story to tell – a literal story, in fact, as the Purcell Public Library presents its “Story Walk” along the streets of downtown this November and December.

Readers are invited to follow the physical “path” of a holiday story as large pages are posted in more than a dozen storefronts along west Main Street. The story path begins at Savvy Parke, 222 W. Main St., winds its way two blocks east, then across the street and back to the west before finishing at Ron Davis Shelter Insurance, 227 W. Main St.

In November, the story being displayed is “Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy,” by Lisa Wheeler. In December, a holiday book will be featured.

The focus for the Story Walk is to get families out and active and to get a look at Purcell’s downtown area. Walkers are encouraged to post about their experience on social media and use the hashtag #PurcellStoryWalk.

This walk is being done in preview of the library’s plans to put in a permanent Story Walk at the Purcell Lake Walking Trail, which currently is under construction.

The permanent Story Walk will be made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Big things are happening at the library!

There’s never a bad time to come see us at the Purcell Public Library, but we are an especially popular stop for students during afterschool activities offered on most Thursday afternoons beginning at 3:15 p.m.

In November, we’ll be creating as we host “We Love Legos” on Thursday, Nov. 7; the “Stop Motion Studio” on Thursday, Nov. 14; and “Drawstring Backpacks,” on Thursday, Nov. 21, in a presentation featuring the PLS Maker Mobile.

Teens can visit the library for our “Teen Lounge,” taking place at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 for activities like gaming, cooking, arts and crafts, technology, and more.

And younger children and their families can enjoy a combination of stories and science at the weekly STEAM Story Time, offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19. Events are geared to early literacy in young children, and the Nov. 12 program is a special Story Time Play Date celebrating the fall season.

Make the library a stop on Halloween before an evening of trick-or-treating. From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, the library hosts Ghosts and Spooky Fun, with themed crafts and activities in a spooky afternoon to get Halloween started.

In addition to the public computers, thousands of books, magazines and resources housed inside the library, customers also have daily access to the Pioneer Library System’s collection of more than 700,000 items.

Find out more about the services, and schedule of programs taking place during November at the library on the events calendar, available for pickup inside the library, or via our online calendar.