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2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 Sequoyah Book Awards have been announced! Take a look at these winning books at your hometown library.

2014 Children's Sequoyah Award Winner

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK! Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family.

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Understanding Weather for Kids

Spring brings a time with different kinds of severe weather. Weather can sometimes be scary, especially when you don't know much about what's happening or what causes weather changes. We've provided a few titles below to help explain the different types of weather to children. Feel free to check them out!

Weather by Catriona Clarke

What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornadoes like vacuum cleaners? You'll find out the answers and lots more about weird and wonderful weather in this fascinating book.

Weather by Tamra Orr

Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments designed to answer such questions about the weather as what makes it rain, how do scientists measure air pressure, and how does temperature affect air movement.

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Current Board of Trustees Information

For information on the PLS Board of Trustees, please visit the Board of Trustees eGovernance Site.

Information includes:
- Current Board Members
- Board Member History
- Board Meeting Schedule
- Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes (2013-Current)

Information about the Mailbox Library

Who is eligible for the Mailbox Library?
Is this a new service?
How does it work?
What kind of library materials may I check out from the Mailbox Library?
How much does this service cost?
What should I do if my rural postal carrier won't take the items from my mailbox?
Can I return the books to my Hometown Library when I go to town?
How many books can I get at a time?
How long can I keep the books?
What happens if my books are late?

Who is eligible for the Mailbox Library?

Any resident of Cleveland, McClain, or Pottawatomie counties ages 0 to 18 who has a library card with the Pioneer Library System, fines under $10.  This service is intended primarily for children and teens who cannot make it to the library during the summer.

Is this a new service?

This service has been available for many years as Children’s Home Services.  It was renamed in 2014 to distinguish it from Adult Home Services.

How does it work?

If the child or teen already has a library card:  Once a parent signs up a child or a teen for the Mailbox Library, then they may request books to be sent to them in the mail.  After they read the books, the child or teen puts them back in the zippered bag they came in (example shown to the right), turns over the address label, and drops the bag in the mail.  They may fill out the request card that comes with the books for what they want to read next, and drop it in the mail separately, or they may contact the Mailbox Library staff by phone to request more items.

If the child or teen does not have a library card:  As part of the parent signing up their child or teen for the Mailbox Library, they will complete a library card application.  The library card will be mailed to the home address with a letter to the parent and two (2) age-appropriate books, so the child or teen may get started reading right away.  After they read the books, the child or teen puts them back in the zippered bag they came in, turns over the address label, and drops the bag in the mail.  They may fill out the request card that comes with the books for what they want to read next, drop it in the mail separately, or they may contact the Mailbox Library staff by phone to request more items.

What kind of library materials may I check out from the Mailbox Library?

Only books may be checked out from the Mailbox Library.

How much does this service cost?

There is no charge for the Mailbox Library.  A library card in good standing is enough.  Pioneer Library System pays postage both ways.

What should I do if my rural postal carrier won’t take the items from my mailbox?

Contact the Mailbox Library staff and let us know your mail route.  We will contact the post office and explain that the library will pay the postage.

Can I return the books to my Hometown Library when I go to town?

You may return the books to any branch or Information Station of the Pioneer Library System.  However, they must be put in the zippered bag for any return and the label turned over, so they will be correctly identified as Mailbox Library items.

How many books can I get at a time?

The number is limited to the size of the zippered bag.  A zippered bag holds approximately 4 or 5 children’s books.

How long can I keep the books?

Mailbox Library books are checked out for a loan period of 30 days, and may be renewed for another 30 days, if not on hold for another customer.  Renewals must be requested before the first 30 days are up.

What happens if my books are late?

No fines are charged for late return of Mailbox Library books.  However, not returning books may result in future shipments being delayed or discontinued.  If books are lost, customers will be charged for lost books.

Summer Night Concert Series

Summer Nights is a free concert series hosted by the Moore Public Library and City of Moore.

Concerts are every Friday in June at Buck Thomas Park and range from pop to red dirt to blues.

For more information on the Summer Nights Concert Series please contact the Moore Public Library at (405) 793-5100.

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