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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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Drawn Together Benefit for Moore Public Schools

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About the Event:
Drawn Together: Cartoonist Benefit Moore Oklahoma School Libraries is a fundraising event where four amazing author/cartoonists come together to raise funds for the Moore Schools' libraries collections. All of the funds raised during this September 28 event will be used to support the Moore Public Schools' libraries that were hit by the tornadoes in May.

Each author/cartoonist will provide a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Books, t-shirts and posters will be for sale along with raffle tickets for books, prints and an original piece of artwork from each cartoonist. This event is for all ages & will entertain both kids and adults alike. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime event and have the opportunity to see all four cartoonists in one location!

When is the Event & How Much:

  • NORMAN - Saturday September 28. Doors open at 12pm and event goes from 1-3pm at the Lloyd Noble Center. $10 per person Click here for Norman Tickets.

The Cartoonists:


Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants series

Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate series

Stephan Pastis, author of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made




Freegal Music Service

Choose from millions of songs and thousands of music videos to download from our Freegal Music Service ( Use your library card to download DRM-free MP3 songs and MP4 videos that you can keep forever.

Each cardholder gets 3 credits per week.
  • song = 1 credit
  • music video = 2 credits

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New Library Databases

PLS has taken on two new databases that should definitely be explored!

The Consumer Reports database assists consumers in making better purchasing decisions on whatever they may be shopping for. Consumers can search and browse through information about cars, appliances, electronics, home & gardening supplies, products for babies & kids, shopping, health, and money. The database also provides ratings for the items that people are interested in. If you are thinking about making a purchase anytime soon, browse this database to get the most bang for your buck!

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

The Fold3 database offers a vast collection of original historical documents and personal histories from the past. These valuable documents can help people expand their knowledge of their own ancestry. With a travelling genealogy program going around PLS for Summer Reading 2013, this database could help you get started on exploring an interesting personal history.

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