Press Releases http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:02:09 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Practice Oklahoma Driving Tests! http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6349-practice-oklahoma-driving-tests http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/6349-practice-oklahoma-driving-tests

Free Permit Practice Test ButtonDriving exams. Adjust the side mirrors, buckle up, and turning your phone off are all tips we know when we get in to the driver's seat - but what about the written exam before that?

Do you know? What headlight beams do you use when driving at night in heavy fog? What does that crazy diamond shaped sign with the black squiggle on it mean? And what speed can you drive on a four-lane divided highway if it's not posted?

No worries! Your hometown libraries have you covered. Visit http://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/buckleup to take our online practice exams. And we'll have you speeding through the written portion on in no time....the driving portion we'll leave to that brave family member or friend.

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adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Press Releases Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 -0500
2014 Sequoyah Voting http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5665-2014-sequoyah-voting http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5665-2014-sequoyah-voting

Vote today for your favorite book on the 2014 Sequoyah Book Award list!

Are you in 3rd through 12th grade? Have you read at least 3 titles from the Sequoyah book list for Children, Intermediate, and High School levels? If so, you can vote for your favorite book!

Fill out the Sequoyah voting ballot and choose your favorite book. Voting ends March 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in April.

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shaye@pioneerlibrarysystem.org (Admin) Press Releases Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:00:00 -0600
MyFreeTaxes http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5660-myfreetaxes http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5660-myfreetaxes

Patrons are now able to access MyFreeTaxes.com for assistance in getting organized and filing taxes.

Discover how easy it is to prepare your taxes for free!

- Online at MyFreeTaxes.com, powered by H&R Block, if you make $58,000 or less.

- In person with an IRS-certified volunteer income tax preparer, if you make $52,000 or less.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Press Releases Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:40:23 -0600
Zinio for Libraries http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5626-zinio http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5626-zinio

Zinio Logo​Pioneer Library System has added the Zinio for Libraries service! Zinio provides access to digital versions of popular magazines that you can read online or download to your computer or mobile device. The digital magazines are full-color duplicates of the print magazines. It is simple and easy to use the service.

You will need:

  • A Pioneer Library System library card
  • Internet access
  • A free Zinio for Libraries account to checkout magazines from the library
  • A free Zinio.com account to read and manage the magazines (TIP: Use the same email and password for both accounts)

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shaye@pioneerlibrarysystem.org (Virtual Library) Press Releases Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:27:19 -0600
Tax information at your library http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5493-tax-information-at-your-library http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5493-tax-information-at-your-library

From Flickr User blmurch Tax Season is here, and your hometown libraries are ready to help you find the resources you need to file your taxes. This year, taxes must be filed by Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Each of the 10 PLS branches is equipped to help you locate, download, and print your federal or state tax forms. Library cardholders may file their taxes online from library computers, but library staff is not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms.

Please note:

  • Standard charges for printing or photocopying apply. Black and white prints or copies are $0.15 per page. Color prints or copies are $0.30 per page.
  • Hometown libraries are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.

Use the following information to find Oklahoma and federal tax forms online and other tax assistance resources:

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Press Releases Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:46:00 -0600
Food for Fines 2013 Results http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5508-food-for-fines-2013-results http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5508-food-for-fines-2013-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 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!

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Press Releases Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:49:03 -0600
Simple Gift Ideas http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5507-simple-gift-ideas http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5507-simple-gift-ideas

presentsLooking 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
  • Printer
  • Picture frame

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shaye@pioneerlibrarysystem.org (Virtual Library) Press Releases Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600
Holiday Gala Season http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5464-holiday-gala-season http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5464-holiday-gala-season

Snowman on sledDeck 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

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adri@pls.lib.ok.us (Adri) Press Releases Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:24:37 -0600
Annual Report 2013 http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5444-annual-report http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5444-annual-report
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Card Holders by County
Population of Each County
Computer Sessions by County
Book Discussions by County
Attendance of Book Discussions by County
WiFi Sessions by County
OverDrive Downloads
Story Times by County
Attendance of Story Times by County
Total Programs by County
Total Program Attendance by County
Average Attendance by County
Door Count by County
Employees by County
Administration and Acquistions
Collections by County
Circulation by County
Big Read
Big Read in Schools
Sponsors

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Press Releases Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:33:57 -0600
First Fully Automated 24-Hour Library http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5367-first-fully-automated-24-hour-library http://pioneer.lib.ok.us/pls/111-Press/5367-first-fully-automated-24-hour-library

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.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Press Releases Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:17:37 -0500