Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Autumn is officially here! We've been crafting here to decorate the Story Time display. To learn how we made the leaves on our display, click here to see the full instructions and then send us pictures of your creations! You could also send us pictures of your other autumn-themed crafts in the comments below and you might see them displayed here or on the facebook page! Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Meet someone new... Read a biography!

Hi there!
We hope your school year is off to a great start! For the next couple of weeks, we're going to be focusing on a section of the library many people don't even know about: the biographies! You might think that reading a biography sounds boring, but you can learn a lot about some really cool people like Lonnie Johnson (the man who invented the Super Soaker water gun) or Ham the Astrochimp (the first monkey astronaut). Whether you're writing a report for school or just looking for a good read, we hope you'll check out the Biography section, right next to the juvenile non-fiction books!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pokémon GO at the Library!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know about the new game that was downloaded by a record-breaking 75 million people in the first 3 weeks: Pokémon GO. What you may not know is that some of us library workers play too: Matt, Circulation desk worker, is a level 19 trainer on Team Valor, and the Youth Services assistant, Kyla, is a Team Instinct trainer on level 23.

Another thing you may not know is that the area outside the library's main doors is one of the best places in Bartlesville to catch Pokémon. Why? Because it's one of the only places (if not THE only place) locally that you can find 3 PokéStops in such close proximity to each other. It's also one of the most popular spots for trainers to use Lure modules, making it an optimal place to sit and relax while still catching Pokémon, racking up the XP, and stocking up on items. I myself have found rare Pokémon like Rapidash, Meowth, Abra, and Vulpix right outside our doors!

What epic Pokémon have you caught nearby? Comment below and tell us or send us screenshots of your best finds!
You can also check out some of our materials about Pokémon at the library by clicking here.

Pokémon GO Safety:
*NEVER hunt alone - This might be a no-brainer, but it's dangerous out there. Follow your gut. If something doesn't feel right, WALK AWAY. No Pokémon is worth you getting hurt. Travel in groups and never go hunting without an adult.
*NEVER drive and hunt - Again, another no-brainer. Not even Mewtwo is worth your life or the lives of others. Be a smart and responsible trainer.

By: Kyla Radaker
Youth Services Assistant

Pidgeotto in the Storytime Room.
Paras checking out some picture books.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Summer Reading Program - WINNERS!

The Summer Reading Program has ended for 2016, and the Grand Prize winners have been drawn! The winners each took home a $100 Visa gift card to spend. The winner for the kids' prize drawing was 8-year-old Nathan Bennet and the winner of the teens was 13-year-old Jathen Hambright. Congratulations, guys! And great job reading! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this years' Summer Reading Program a success!

Nathan Bennet
Summer Reading Program
July Grand Prize Winner - Kids
Jathan Hambright
Summer Reading Program
July Grand Prize Winner - Teens

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Reading Program - 2 Days Left!

Hi there!
Don't forget that both the weekly prize AND the grand prize drawings will be done Monday morning. The library is closed tomorrow (Sunday), but you still have a chance to get your name in! You have to either go online to submit your reading here: http://www.bartlesville.lib.ok.us/srp/index.htm or you can call the library and leave us a message at 918-338-4170. We'll check both before the final prize drawings of the summer. Keep reading!

Get in the Game... READ!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Reading Program - Week 8

Hey, teens!
We've reached the last week of the Summer Reading Program! You still need to check in with us this week  if you want to be entered in for the Grand Prize drawing that will happen on Monday. Checking in with us this week gets you either a prize from the box OR a free book from the prize cart!

You can also check out our center display at the library. The current theme is "Books You Didn't Know Were Made into Musicals." You'll be surprised at how many classic novels have taken to the stage! That's it for now. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Get in the Game... READ!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Reading Program - Week 7

The Summer Reading Program is coming to a close; we have currently have 685 kids signed up - 49 teens! Congrats to Hannah Walker, the winner of the weekly prize drawing for week 6! She got to take home a bag of goodies last week. Keep checking in with us every week to be entered in to win the weekly prize drawings. If you've checked in with us every week in July, you'll be entered in to win the Grand Prize Drawing for July! We hope you're having a great summer!

Get in the game... READ!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Week 4 - Summer Reading Program

Hey guys,
Week 4 of the Summer Reading Program starts on Monday! We now have 665 kids signed up - 48 teens. In case you missed the announcement, we're going to have TWO grand prize drawings this summer: one for June and one for July. So you get 2 chances to win BIG if you've been checking in with us every week! Keep it up, we're almost half way through!

Get in the game... READ!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Reading Program - Week 3

Hey, teens!
We're now on week 3 of the Summer Reading Program and we currently have 648 kids signed up - 46 of which are teens. We love hearing what you guys are reading every week! Keep it up! Check in this week and get a coupon for a free slush from Sonic or a cool bookmark and also get entered in the weekly prize drawing.

Get in the game, READ.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gearing up for Summer Reading Program 2016!

Things are getting pretty busy here at the Youth Services desk at the Bartlesville Public Library. Kids and teens have been signing up for the Summer Reading Program for 2 weeks now and we have a total of 205 signed up so far! We've been super busy trying to get the events ready so we can help you guys have a fantastic summer! If you haven't signed up yet, come by the Youth Services desk and get a free tie string bag, full of cool stuff that will help you get your summer reading off to a great start.

Get in the game... READ!