Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration

Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing.  For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For up-to-date information about Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Coronavirus Response page.

IMMYLabs COVID-19 Vaccines

IMMYLabs in Norman is now offering free COVID-19 vaccines. No payment or insurance info is necessary. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at portal.immylabs.com/vaccine.

IMMYLabs is following the phase schedule and eligibility criteria in accordance with the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Population Framework for Oklahoma and will only vaccinate those within the allowed phase schedule. 

For more information on IMMYLabs scheduling, follow their Facebook account.

Libraries reopen with limited services

The Pioneer Library System has reopened physical locations with multiple guidelines in place for the safety of customers and staff as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

PLS branches are now open for browsing and Wi-Fi access in a “grab-and-go” environment. Limits on public computer continue to be limited to encourage the “grab-and-go” model. Customers are welcome to spend some time at the library studying but we may ask you to shorten your visit so that others also can spend some time in the library.

Due to recent increases in coronavirus cases throughout the PLS service area, face coverings will be required for all customers ages 12 and up while inside the library. 

Customers are able to reserve a time slot for public computer use in advance of physically coming to the library by calling 405-792-0777. After calling, you will be prompted to follow the steps in the automated phone system to select your library and place the reservation. Please have your library card number and PIN number available when you call. Two 30-minute computer sessions may be accessed daily. The library also can be used for copying, faxing and scanning. 

Pickup of materials also is available and may be done through a curbside service. Parking spaces will be designated for curbside pickup, and customers should follow the instructions on the sign at their parking space after they arrive.

Returned items initially are being quarantined for safety, so they may show as checked out on accounts for several days after they are returned. Please note that late fees will not be assessed for any of these items.

The library's digital and virtual resources, which have seen an increase in use during the closing, continue to be an option for those more comfortable staying home. Thousands of choices are offered through the OverDrive, Hoopla and Kanopy services available here. Digital items are also available on mobile devices through the PLS Connect app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

This is an unprecedented time and we are grateful for your continued support and patience. Please continue to monitor our website and social media pages for further information and digital programming and activities.

Local Chambers of Commerce provide support, information

As conditions change during the coronavirus pandemic, local Chamber of Commerce organizations have been a vital resource for information throughout Pioneer's service area.

Special focus is provided for small business owners and Chamber members but also city residents in general in each community served by a local Chamber.

Each of the following local Chambers of Commerce in our service area may be accessed through their Facebook pages below:

Blanchard Chamber of Commerce

Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce

McLoud Chamber of Commerce

Moore Chamber of Commerce

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce

Noble Chamber of Commerce

Norman Chamber of Commerce

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

South OKC Chamber of Commerce

Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce

Business owners or those interested in starting their own business also can help from the Pioneer Library System. The library also offers multiple databases and resources for business owners to access.

Experience the world from home

We've compiled a plethora of virtual activities for families to check out to supplement learning as well as entertainment opportunities from a safe distance.
 
Special thanks to our friends at the Pflugerville (Texas) Public Library for some of these suggestions.
 

And keep an eye out in this space for more ideas as they become available and as we hear about them. 

 

For Children

Educational Opportunities

Amazing Educational Resources

Backpack Sciences

Barefoot Books

Brain Pop

Clavis Publishing  (Printable activity sheets) 

Click Clack Books

Conjuguemos

Freckle (differentiated instruction)

Free Educational Subscriptions

50 Best Lego Duplo Play Ideas

Gifted and Talented Resources

Girls Who Code

Holiday House Publishing

Mad Science

Mundo Primaria (en Espanol)

Mystery Science Lessons      

National Geographic for Kids

Random House

Scholastic  (Home learning)     

Simon and Schuster Tween Book Recommendations

Speech Buddies (online speech therapy resources)

STARnet STEM Activity Clearinghouse 

Tumblebooks
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 math ebook database
Grades 7-12 ebook database
All ages audiobook database