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2017 Summer Reading Program

Public libraries throughout Oklahoma are the place to go for a reading adventure during the summer months.  Every summer public libraries become the focal point for many children and teens looking for programs and activities to fill their free summer days. Books can take us anywhere in the universe using our most precious vehicle… Imagination.

Go to the 2017 Summer Reading Program page.


LSTA in Oklahoma

Federal library funding has had an important impact on library services in our state. Check out the recent Independent Evaluation of Oklahoma’s LSTA program and review the federally-funded projects that are making a difference in Oklahoma communities large and small.

Read more about the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)… at work in Oklahoma.

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XYZs of iPhones and iPads

Don’t miss out on XYZs of iPhones and iPads: Intermediate Training for Librarians.

ODL’s computer/app classes for library staff members, as well as adult literacy staff and volunteers.

Learn how to take iPhone and iPad use in libraries to the next level with this fun, hands-on class. Move beyond the basics and make these handheld devices work for you. Learn more about iCloud, your personal assistant Siri, multitasking, and parental controls. Explore popular apps for library services and multimedia, including apps for photo, video, and e-book access. Discover the many useful accessibility features that increase iPhone and iPad functionality for those with hearing, vision, dexterity, and language challenges. The class will conclude with tips and tricks.

We will have ten (10) iPads available in class for hands-on use, though you may also Bring Your Own Device of an iPhone and/or iPad.

Class Prerequisite: Either basic familiarity using iPhones or iPads, or attendance in the one-day ABC’s of iPhones & iPads: Basic Training for Librarians class.

Amy Brandley, ODL trainer and Edge consultant, photographer, and former library director, will teach the class.

Students may be eligible to get CEUs for attending the training classes which can be used to renew their librarian certification.


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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

The latest post, How State Aid Makes a Difference, presents information on state and federal funding that assists with local library services.

Check out ODL’s Wright News blog for news and information direct from the Allen Wright Memorial Library in Oklahoma’s State Capitol Complex.

The blog reports on projects and programs of the ODL, share news and views from the world of libraries, and post various and sundry other items of interest to our community.