The entire staff of the Moore Public Library wishes to express a special thank you to the citizens of Moore for their support of the millage vote in May to increase funding to public libraries. Their thousands of ‘yes’ votes sent a message to us that the community highly values library resources and services. Moore Public Library is currently implementing extended library hours, garnering a larger collection of materials, and working toward gaining new technologies in response to the needs and wants of all those ‘yes’ voters: We say, “Citizens of Moore, you Rock!”
Looking back at the library’s summer of 2008, it was a fun, action-packed calendar of events. With a record number of items checked-out, our library departments are reporting more library visitors and participants for the Summer Reading Programs than ever before.The Adult department had over 350 journals filled, double enrollment in the program, with author’s visits as a focal point of the summer’s events; for Teens, there was an increase in participation, highlighted with the Guitar Hero Tournament at Art in the Park; and the Children’s department reported close to 7000 children in attendance for activities and events, including visits from the Oklahoma City Zoo and Martin’s Park Nature Center. Moore Public Library hosted the Teens Matrix Camp in July, promoting teens in library careers.
The blow-out summer event had to be the Summer Concert Series, Music in the Park, sponsored by Moore Public Library in partnership with the City of Moore, the Moore Area Arts and Humanities Council, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Moore Medical Center, Apollo Building Systems, and Friends of the Moore Public Library. Held on Friday nights in June, the event brought together families, music, and fellowship. Meeting, with an old-fashioned, front porch community atmosphere, the concerts featured all types of music from country and blues, to rock and swing. Again we say, “Citizens of Moore, you Rock!”
With summer waning, Moore Public Library is looking forward to fall events. Public schools are back in session, and there is a focus on family participation. Teen Read Week is held in the month of October; the library is gearing up for Prime Time, a family literacy series; the YourTutor program returns to the library to assist high school students, many Business Services programs are on the horizon, children’s storytimes and activities continue, and multi-cultural events are in the planning stages. As usual, the emphasis is forward, and you are invited to make Moore Public Library your destination for resources and events: move forward with us.