Pioneer Library System: Serving Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie Counties Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:48:13 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Food for Fines 2014 Results

This November, library patrons brought cans, bags, and boxes of non-perishable food items to their hometown Pioneer Library, which were donated to various organizations, such as Shawnee Rescue Mission, Salvation Army of Norman, Moore Public Schools Food Pantry, and many others. For every item donated, Pioneer Library System removed $1 off of the existing library fines on patrons' accounts.

This year, the entire Pioneer Library System gathered approximately 3.4 tons of un-opened food items from charitable patrons.

That weighs as much as an African Forest Elephant! If you would like more information about elephants, please feel free to explore our Encyclopedia Britannica database here.

Thank you for all of your donations!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Your Friends at PLS

Happy Thanksgiving! All hometown libraries will close at 6 pm on November 26 and will be closed all day November 27 and 28. Enjoy celebrating with your family over the holiday! We will reopen on November 29 for regular hours. Here are some book titles you might be interested in reading that have a Thanksgiving theme.

Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin

Thanksgiving is a moving portrait of the profound effects of love when all that seems to remain is loss and grief. Unhinged by his wife's unexpected death, Anthony, a middle-aged Seattle journalist, becomes obsessed with her past. He drives through the Nevada desert to locate her ex-husband looking for some unnamable solace. But, what awaits him is a bizarre and violent encounter with the past that entangles Anthony with his half-estranged stepchildren, the police, and his own disquieted mind and that only makes Lucy's ghostly presence seem all the more real. The crisp dialogue, shadowy atmosphere, and sharp pacing of a master crime writer work to great effect in this arresting story that toys with the precipice of insanity and the extremes of passion and loss. This is a splendid shadow play on the enduring human mystery of love.


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Library Connections Episode 34

Aiden and Rebekah highlight the Food for Fines program, Cindy talks Moore's Holiday Gala, we learn how reading and dogs go together, streaming videos come OverDrive, and SOKC invites people to join a meeting about the SOKC Friends of the Library group.

produced by Moore Monthly

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An Illustration of Earthsea: A Contest for Artists and Illustrators



The contest is open to anyone who has a library card with the Pioneer Library System.

To be eligible for a card, you must live, work, attend school, or own property in Cleveland, McClain, or Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma. You are also eligible for a card with the Pioneer Library System if you qualify for a card with the Metropolitan Library System.

To apply for a library card, visit a library of the Pioneer Library System or fill out the online application to apply for a library card.

The contest will be conducted under the auspices of the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

The contest is divided into three categories (age categories are based on age at time of submission):

Student ages 8-18;
Adult ages 19 and older;
Employees of the Pioneer Library System

Works produced through participation in a library-sponsored The Big Read workshop or class are eligible for submission in the contest.

Professional artists and illustrators are encouraged to enter the contest.

Digital images of the contest entries become the property of the Pioneer Library System and may be used in promotion and advertising of The Big Read: A Wizard of Earthsea and related activities. Artists maintain ownership and rights to the original artwork. Artists selected for inclusion in The Big Read Art Show agree to loan the original pieces for display.


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