The number of readers in McLoud is frankly staggering. In a community with a population most recently figured at 4,615, the McLoud Public Library counts 5,870 library cardholders who claim it as their home library. (The number includes many who live outside the city limits but use McLoud as their primary library.)

Since 1997, the library has offered service to northern Pottawatomie County from its location at 133 N. Main St. It’s been a center for community activities and one of the featured sites on Main Street in the city.

The library’s offerings extend to all ages, with a popular family series scheduled on most Tuesday mornings. Story Times take place at 11 a.m. and feature not just books but also STEM activities, songs, rhymes and a once-monthly Stress Relief Storytime, presented by a certified massage instructor.

A longtime favorite in the library is our Ravenous Readers book discussion. Adult readers get together to talk books and enjoy a potluck meal in the tastiest book club in this part of the country. The next meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, with most discussions taking place the third Tuesday of the month.

Teen readers also can be on the lookout for programs and a dedicated section of books and materials to pique their interests.

And find out more about everything that is going on this month in McLoud through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.


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Do you live, work, attend school, or own property in communities within Pottawatomie, McClain and Cleveland counties? You are eligible for a library card!


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The Pioneer Library System serves Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties.

There are twelve hometown libraries, one community place, six information stations, three 24-hour machines, and two book boxes available for your convenience.

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