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Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:44

Steve Crawford, The Magic Archeologist

Wednesday July 24th Steve Crawford, The Magic Archeologist, will be at the Okmulgee Public Library for two shows, 1:00 and 2:30.  All children ages 5-12 are welcome to  attend.  If you haven't been able to come to any of the shows it's not too late, sign up and come join in the fun, everyone is welcome!  Children don't need to  have a library card to attend the programs but they do need to sign up for the program.

This Indiana Jones style program tells the story of a man who found an old oil lamp under the ground when he was a child.  From it a genie appeared presenting him with a real magic wand.  Fun acts in the show include what happened when the magic wand was accidently dropped on a library book.  The Magic Archeologist introduces underground animals, Samantha the Snake, Bob theBat, and he will be featuring music from "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

For more information call 918-756-1448 or visit the library at 218 S. Okmulgee.

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Henryetta Summer Reading Program begins this week.

Program Schedule:

June 18 – “Mine Your Own” make beaded jewelry with Kathy
June 25 – “Ribbons the Clown/Ventriloquist” also known as Robin Bremer
July 2 – “In The Garden With Fruits And Vegetables” planting tomatoes and bell pepper seeds with Kathy.
July 9 – “Bees!" Digging and reading with Chelsea Cook.
July 16 - "Worms!" (Eight dirt cake) with Kathy Crosby.
July 23 – “The Queen and the Bard” – some of you will remember Kristen the Queen Of Theater – this year she is joined by David O’Dale.


Prizes will be given by the number of minutes children read
Every 15 minutes read, a sticker will on a reading record.

Bring your reading record to the library to receive that prizes!

The Library is located at 518 W Main St, Henryetta
For information call: (918) 652-7377

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Okmulgee Public Library
Children's Summer Reading Programs
Kirsten, Queen of Theatre will lead the children that attend the Summer Reading program on July 3, at the Okmulgee Public Library, as they learn to act out fairy tales.  David O'dell, her new bard will entertain with music, music and more music!
Children ages 5-12 are welcome to sign up and attend this interactive program.  Sign up for the 1:00 or 2:30 program by calling 918-756-1448 or visit the library at 218 S. Okmulgee.
Kirsten will have children join her in acting out the stories that we all know and love.  You know how children giggle and glow when a performer shares the stage and allows them to act, sing and dance?  That is exactly what happens with "Kristen, Queen of Theatre!"
Summer reading programs encourage children to read, and read often, and incentives offered during summer reading programs encourage reluctant readers.  Previous research has shown that the amount of time children spend with books is crucial to reading achievement, and ultimately, to school achievement in general.  Children's Summer Reading Programs really do make a difference in your child's back to school readiness.
Children that bring a list of the books they have read during the week can take a trip to the Treasure Chest after the program on Wednesday!
July 10th Michael King "The Underground Juggler" will be at the library.  Dig Into READING!

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 14:53

Balloon artist shows how "Reading is Fun!"

Dustin The Twisted Balloon Guy entertained and made reading fun for the 60 plus youngsters in the audience at the Okmulgee Public Library's summer reading program.

His magical words of "Reading is Fun, was repeated by the youngsters and who had fun in the process. The children enjoyed an excellent presentation targeting young people.  

Be sure to sign you child up for next the next show. Contact the Okmulgee Public Library at 918-765-1448 or visit the library for more information.

Photos by Paul Orosco - ONN Chief Photographer

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Balloon Artist DustinOn Wednesday June 19, Dustin the Twisted Balloon Guy will be entertaining the children at the Okmulgee Public Libraries Summer Reading Program.  

All children ages 5-12 are welcome to attend.  Children must sign up each week.

Dustin has been entertaining the masses since 1995 and has loved every minute of it.  His passion for preforming started with magic and continues into some of the most amazing balloon sculptures you have ever seen.

For more information call 918-756-1448 or visit the library at  218 S. Okmulgee. June 26 the library will have Ventriloquist cowboy Don and Friends at the library, come join in the fun!

The Summer Reading Program is supported in part by Sonic Drive In, Taco Mayo, and Taco Bell.

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Okmulgee Public Library

(Photo by Paul Orosco Chief Photographer)

The Okmulgee Public Library has received a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries to begin their e-book and audiobook service.  Okmulgee Library are joined with a consortium of libraries in the state of Oklahoma called Ok Virtual Library which is powered by OverDrive. Library card holders can now check out and download digital media, anytime, anywhere by visiting www.okmulgeelibrary.org  and clicking on the OverDrive link.
Users may browse the Ok Virtual Library, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, mobile device, e-readers, Nook, Kindle, etc. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks and music they will need to install the OverDrive Media Console. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe Digital Editions.

Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Sony reader, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

For more information or for help getting started please call the Okmulgee Public Library at 918-756-1448.

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