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.

Rental Assistance Relief

Libraries are working with the Oklahoma Community Cares Partners organization to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with emeergency rent payment assistance.

In 2020, the organzation was able to provide more than $21 million in rent, utility, and other assistance to Oklahomans who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our libraries can provide desktop computer or Wi-Fi access, as well as document scanners to help community members to access the information and resources available for this program through the Oklahoma Community Cares website.

 

Library service update

 

The Pioneer Library System has been monitoring COVID-19 numbers and status updates in our communities throughout the pandemic. Based on a number of actions at the state and local level, beginning June 1, all PLS locations will return to full capacity.

Among services resuming and/or continuing are the following:

  • Meeting rooms are now available for public use. Click here for information on making a room reservation. Some municipalities have differing rules on usage of rooms so you may need to check with your local branch for specifics.
  • Libraries will offer programs in outdoor settings with social distancing measures recommended. Check our Events Calendar for a schedule of activities.
  • Libraries are following CDC recommendations related to facial coverings.
  • Public computer use continues to be available and session return to full time. Customers may continue to reserve a time slot for public computer use by calling 405-792-0777 and following steps in the automated phone system to place a reservation. Please have your library card number and PIN number available when you call.
  • Curbside material pickup continues. Parking spaces are designated for curbside pickup at each library, and customers should follow the instructions on the sign at their parking space after they arrive.
  • The library’s digital and virtual resources also are available for those not yet comfortable visiting a physical branch. Explore hundreds of digital library programs on YouTube and browse thousands of titles through the OverDrive, Hoopla and Kanopy services available here.
  • Digital items also are available on mobile devices through the PLS Connect app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Please continue to monitor our website and social media outlets for further updates to services. We are grateful for your continued support and patience, and are dedicated to creating positive experiences for you.

 

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