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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

 

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Cards for Oklahoma

Students from Michelle McDaniel's class at Polo Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, heard about the multiple tornadoes that came through our state in May and sympathized with the Oklahomans affected.

To show their support, they wrote cards expressing their well wishes, safety tips, and positivity about the future. The photo to the left is just an example of one of the many thoughtful cards written by the Polo Road Elementary School children.

If you would like to view the full collection, check out the Flickr set called Cards for Oklahoma or you can also stop by the Moore Library and see them on display.

 

Ian Fleming Birth Anniversary

Ian Fleming's birth anniversary is May 28th. This English journalist and novelist created the James Bond series, beginning with Casino Royale in 1953.

He also penned the children's classic Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang.

To celebrate Ian Fleming, stop by your hometown library and check out some of the following titles. Don't forget to look at materials on OverDrive as well! This is a great time to explore the inspiration for the numerous James Bond movies.

Casino Royale: A James Bond Novel by Ian Fleming

In the first James Bond novel, originally published in 1953, 007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist.

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