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Oklahoma Teen Book Con

Don’t miss the OK Teen Book Con on November 16 in Norman

The Oklahoma Teen Book Con will be held at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union in Norman on November 16, 2019.

OKTBC is an bi-annual one-day FREE event for teens and YA-lit fans, aimed at connecting Oklahoma teens to YA authors and books. The mission of the Oklahoma Teen Book Convention is to provide an opportunity for teens to celebrate a love of reading through a multi-faceted experience of diverse activities in an inclusive and accepting environment.

There will be panel sessions with YA Authors from around country, author meet-up sessions, writing workshops, artist alley where Teen Artists can showcase their work, and exhibitors.

Check out the schedule to plan your day!

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Time to Enter the Book Awards

Authors, poets, illustrators, photographers and book designers… Enter your work for the 2020 Oklahoma Book Awards!

Download the call for entries.

Books considered for this award must have an Oklahoma-based theme, or entrants must live or have lived in Oklahoma. Books must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

Entries must be received by January 3, 2020.

Finalists will be notified in March. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in April 2020.

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Research + Discovery

Working on a research paper for school? Explore the Research + Discovery section on Digital Prairie.

  • The Research + Discovery page is part of Oklahoma Digital Prairie, ODL’s electronic library that also houses state publications, digital collections and a state government search engine.
  • Through Research + Discovery, you can access to more than 30 EBSCO digital resources including more than 5,600 journals and magazines.
  • The Research + Discovery page also has links to the Britannica School encyclopedia for elementary and middle school students. Unlike the EBSCO links, you will still need to set up a username and password to access Britannica from home.*

ODL uses a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services to purchase statewide licenses for EBSCO and Britannica services.

*Contact your local public library to see how you can to access this and other online resources and databases. If you are a representative from a school or library, see How to Access.