Pioneer Library System: Serving Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie Counties http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/component/content/?view=featured Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:44:25 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 2015 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award List http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5855-2015-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-list http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5855-2015-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-list

The Sequoyah Administrative Team and the Pioneer Library System are proud to announce the following books for the 2013 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Masterlists. Voting for the winner begins in February, so check out these great books before voting begins.

Children’s (Grades 3-5)

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Featured Reader Services Frequently Asked Questions Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500
Online Summer Reading Program Sneak Peek http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/categoryblog/5878-online-summer-reading-program-sneak-peek http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/categoryblog/5878-online-summer-reading-program-sneak-peek

With the annual Summer Reading Program steadily approaching, some of you might have considered participating online. We would love to have you join us online! Your passion and participation are what truly make the program so fantastic.

This year, we're incorporating something that is new to the program: virtual badges. These badges will be awarded to online participants who successfully reach each level. To the left, you can see the "Bookworm" badge as a sneak peek. This will be the badge for the first level. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the other badges.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Featured Summer Reading Programs Pioneer Library System Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:39:08 -0500
2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Winners http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5854-2014-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-winners http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5854-2014-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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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Featured Reader Services Frequently Asked Questions Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:40:29 -0500
Understanding Weather for Kids http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5849-understanding-weather-for-kids http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5849-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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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Featured Reader Services Frequently Asked Questions Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500
Alpha Testers Wanted http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5841-alpha-testers-wanted http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5841-alpha-testers-wanted

Katniss volunteering Do you like using the library's online services? Better yet, do you find the library's online services a bit cumbersome to navigate and wish you could help us make them better?

Your hometown virtual library is in the initial stages of redesigning your virtual library experience and are wanting 10 library card holders to help us with the process. The 10 Alpha Testers will be with us (virtually) through out the development process.

They will help:

  • In the selecting the look of the library website;
  • In refining the words used to direct library users online;
  • Prioritize enhancements and future features;

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adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Featured Press Releases Pioneer Library System Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:36:12 -0500