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  • view of saturn from one of its moons
    Posted on: Friday, September 25, 2015

    Another book, another planet! Let Choctaw Library manager Todd Podzemny guide you on a literary  tour of our local neighborhood: the solar system as he shares his favorite works of science fiction that have taken place on each planet (or, well, celestial object).

  • green sweater
    Posted on: Friday, September 18, 2015

    September reminds me that my days are about to get shorter and my mini-skirts will have to either be retired till next year or layered over tights and socks. I’ve always been one to maintain that layers are not really something I like in my life. But I’ve sort of come to realize that maybe I’ve been looking at it all wrong. That perhaps instead of my life being some stale, dramatic, biography, I found just who I am in the pages of couple of two really great graphic novels.

  • an open book with pages folded in the shape of a heart
    Posted on: Monday, September 14, 2015

    Before I started working at the library, I thought of the library solely as a home for books. Stacks of old books stored away on dusty shelves. I craved the crisp pages of new releases, fresh from the New York Times Best Sellers list. I wanted to keep the books forever in my own personal library. As my bookshelves became weighed down with once-read copies of books I only half liked, I switched to reading e-books.

  • Seven Mind-Blowing Things You Won’t Believe You Can Check Out!!! - Signal Boost
    Posted on: Friday, September 04, 2015

    Each month in Signal Boost, Margo Ellis shares some of the new library materials that shock, amaze, mesmerize, and enchant her as they cross her desk in the Cataloging Department.

  • 50 yard line photo
    Posted on: Monday, August 31, 2015

    It’s almost that time of year again, when the optimism of a new season has yet to give way to the soul crushing letdown of your alma mater’s first defeat, and your fantasy team hasn’t yet succumbed to a plague of injuries to your starters, only to see the quarterback you just traded away have a career day. That’s right. Football season is once again upon us.

  • Children reading
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Getting kids reading before kindergarten is foundational for a lifetime of literacy. Does this mean kids should be reading independently before Kindergarten? Absolutely not! In this librarian’s opinion, reading together with young children is way more important. Read to your children. Have them read to you. If you’re able, carve out a special time each day when you share stories with each other. If you don’t know what to read, your friendly neighborhood librarian is here to help!

  • The End of Summer - Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist
    Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2015

    Summer is almost over and all of my favorite things will turn into new favorite things—long hot days and nights that give way to cool autumn mornings and warm afternoons (you know, the kind where you can’t quite figure out how to dress your kids and thank goodness someone invented the hoodie). This summer I became engrossed in two soul-searching memoirs that I read with intent and meaning and did not want them to reach an end.  

  • Let’s Take It to a Vote!
    Posted on: Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Did you know that Oklahoma is the home to the third oldest children’s choice book award in the nation?  The Sequoyah Book Award was first awarded in 1959 and is named after Sequoyah who created the 86 symbols that represent the different sounds in the Cherokee language.  The Sequoyah book award recognizes the unique creative achievements of American authors!

    The Sequoyah book award consists of 3 Masterlists:

  • Posted on: Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Star Wars Reads Day
    Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014

    Star Wars fans don’t have to travel far to go to a galaxy far, far away. Every year in October, Star Wars fans flock to Metropolitan Libraries to do one thing- read! October 11 is known worldwide as Star Wars Reads Day. Bookstores, schools, and libraries fire up the light sabers for a day of reading, fun and celebration.

    “We love watching families get excited about coming to the library, seeing some of their favorite characters, and learning more," says Sally Gray, Children’s Services Librarian at The Village Library. “The Star Wars books are very popular, and we love watching people get excited about reading.”


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