Norman Public Library
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:04
The Pioneer Library System welcomes the community to the Dedication and Grand Opening Ceremony for Norman Public Library West, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the library, 300 Norman Center Court.
The event celebrates the expansion of library services in Norman. The Pioneer Library System now features both Norman Public Library West and the Norman East 24-Hour Library on the campus of Irving Middle School, which add to the services offered at the downtown Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.
Following the dedication ceremony, the evening will shift to a library holiday tradition with the Holiday Open House inside Norman West.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 15:05
Norman Public Library West invites children and families to its weekly Story Time, at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Children’s Area of the new library, 300 Norman Center Court.
Each week families can gather for books, music, stories and more fun and then check out everything the library has to offer.
The story time is taking the place of the library’s Sooner Mall Story Time, as it moves down the street to Norman West, the newest library service point in the Pioneer Library System.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 15:26
On the heels of a facelift that renovated the lighting inside the Norman Public Library, the facility is getting another upgrade, this time to its carpets.
Work being done by the City of Norman is due to begin the first week of December and will last for an undetermined number of weeks.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:23
This month’s ‘Staff Selections’ guest is Tara, manager of the Children’s Services department at the Norman Public Library. Tara recently moved to Norman from Fort Smith, Arkansas, but assures us “don’t worry – I’m an Oklahoman through and through and was raised in eastern Oklahoma. In fact, I was the Oklahoma girl in elementary school and sang Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at many school assemblies and talent shows.”
Tara earned an English degree from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and a MLIS from the University of Oklahoma. “Over the last four years, I worked at the Crawford County Library System in Van Buren, Arkansas,” Tara says. “I started as a part-time library assistant at one branch, then worked as the Youth Services Librarian and presented children’s and teen activities for all five branches, before finally serving as the director of the library system for one year.”
Tara took up the reigns of the Norman Children’s Department in September of 2013. “I’m thrilled to be starting the next chapter of my life with the Pioneer Library System and the Norman Public Library,” she tells us.