Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:55
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 Blanchard Lion Cubs, 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 2.4 tons of un-opened food items from charitable patrons.
That weighs as much as a White Rhinoceros from Africa! If you would like more information about this animal, please feel free to explore our Encyclopedia Britannica database here.
Thank you for all of your donations!
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:59
Looking for a last minute gift? Don't know what to get the person who has everything? Need a gift that is low-cost?
Give your friends and family a framed piece of history. It is an easy, one-of-a-kind gift that is free to find with the library's historical resources.
What you will need:
- PLS library card
- Picture frame
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:50
Deck the halls and jingle those bells! Your hometown libraries are offering holiday parties and events this month for people to enjoy. We're thankful to have such a lovely communities with which to share our holiday spirit.
So check out the list below and see a small sampling of what your local Pioneer Library has in store.
Blanchard: Dec. 14 - Holiday Activities @ Old Library Building
Children waiting to take pictures with Santa will be able to participate in holiday craft/activity centers provided by library staff. The activities will be available while supplies last. Please note that this activity takes place in the former library location at 300 N. Main
McLoud: Dec. 11 - McLoud Holiday Crafting
Join us to create Christmas crafts. This is a come and go make-n-take for all ages. 2:30-4:30
Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 16:36
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:11
The Irving Recreational Center on Vicksburg Avenue in Norman has now acquired the first 24-hour fully automated library* in the United States. This library is similar to a vending machine that holds a collection of 400 books, audiobooks, and DVDs for patrons to check out. Patrons can access this library at any time, day or night, to browse, check out items, return their items, pick up their holds, or pay their fines with credit cards.
The facility will have built-in security cameras to protect patrons' materials at all times. It is also fully ADA accessible and is covered to protect it and patrons from the elements.