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meeting notice

Meeting for the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board

The next scheduled meeting for the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board will be Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:30pm. It will be held at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 200 NE 18 Street in the One North Conference Room, first floor.

View the agenda.

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Edge 2.0 for Libraries

Edge 2.0 is gaining steam…

Did you know?

Your public library can start the Edge 2.0 Assessment anytime you’re ready. Visit to get started!

One big change with Edge 2.0 is that there is no longer an assessment window. That means that you can take the assessment at a time of the year that works for you.

We’ve updated the ODL Edge web pages…

  • Find out how Edge 2.0 can help your library and community.
  • On the page above, you’ll also be given links to learn about digital inclusionand how libraries can ensure that everyone can fully participate in the digital world.
  • Read about Oklahoma libraries that found success using Edge.

Would you like to hold technology classes at your library…but don’t have the curriculum? Check out the new section, Digital Literacy Training and Curriculum, on the ODL Edge Resources page. Here you will find online learning tutorials and class curricula that you can use for instructor-led classes at your library, satisfying Edge benchmark 1.1 Classes or instruction on digital skills and benchmark 1.2 Individual help for digital services.

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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

Read about the induction of Oklahoma library champion Helen Loretta Freudenberger Holmes into the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.

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






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agenda for ODL Board

ODL Board Meeting

A meeting of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Board of Directors will be held:

Friday, May 31 at 10:00 am

Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Second Floor, South Conference Room
200 N.E. 18 Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105


View the Agenda.

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book festival pic from 2018

Save the Date

The 2nd Annual Oklahoma Book Festival will take place at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City on September 21, 2019!

This FREE event welcomes book-lovers young and old for a day of educational adventure.

Go the Oklahoma Book Festival website for more information. Find out how you can attend as an author, exhibitor, food vendor or volunteer.

Follow the Oklahoma Book Festival on Facebook or Twitter for updates. Show your interest on the Event page.

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Research and Discovery, featuring EBSCO & Britannica

Research & Discovery on Digital Prairie

Working on a research paper for school???? Try out 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.
  • The Research & Discovery service offers geolocation access to more than 30 EBSCO digital resources.
  • 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. Contact your local library to request access to Britannica.
  • 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.

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Exercising at the Pioneer Library

Health & Wellness Programs

These health-based workshops at public libraries across Oklahoma incorporate ways to eat healthy, exercise, and maintain overall mind and body health.

The following programs are brought to you by these local public libraries/systems, Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Health Literacy project and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Look for a Health & Wellness Program at a library near you! Contact your local library.

Anadarko Community Library5/14/2019Spaghetti SauceTuesday6:00
Anadarko Community Library5/29/2019Citizens Health and Fitness DayWednesdayAll Day
Anadarko Community Library5/30/2019Salad in a JarThursday11:00
Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services, Bartlesville5/02-5/16Fun & Easy CookingThursday12:00
McLoud Public Library5/21/2019Health Kids Preschool Story TimeTuesday11:00
Moore Public Library5/06-5/20Beginners YogaMondays6:00-7:00
Moore Public Library5/02-5/30ZumbaThursdays6:00-7:00
Moore Public Library5/31/2019Line DancingFriday6:00-7:30
Noble Public Library5/08-5/15Gentle YogaWednesdays10:45-11:45
Noble Public Library5/08-5/15TAI CHIWednesdays10:45-11:45
Norman Public Library West5/14/2019Aging Simulation Sensitivity TrainingTuesday10:00-11:00
Nora Sparks Warren Library, Pauls Valley5/25/2019Adult Health Info ClassSaturday9:00-11:00
Nora Sparks Warren Library, Pauls Valley5/02-5/09Kids Health ClassThursdays3:30
Ponca City Library5/15/2019Story Walk BeginsAll DayAll Day
Stillwater Public Library5/07-5/21Health Kids CookingTuesdays4:00
Anadarko Community Library6/03-6/24Yoga w/TishMondays11:45
Anadarko Community Library6/04/2019Kids Cooking Breakfast @ ChampionTuesday9:00
Anadarko Community Library6/04-6/25TAI CHITuesdays10:00
Anadarko Community Library6/05/2019Kids Cooking Bread@ ChampionWednesday2:00
Anadarko Community Library6/06-6/27TAI CHI @ DavisThursdays10:00
Anadarko Community Library6/07/2019Kids Cooking Chicken Alfredo @ChampionFriday2:00
Anadarko Community Library6/11/2019Kids Cooking Breakfast@SulpherTuesday10:00
Anadarko Community Library6/12/2019Kids Cooking Waffel Iron@MariettaWednesday1:00
Anadarko Community Library6/12/2019Kids Cooking @ SulpherWednesday12:00
Anadarko Community Library6/18/2019Kids Cooking Waffel IronTuesday1:00
Anadarko Community Library6/19/2019Kids Cooking@AtokaWednesday1:00
Anadarko Community Library6/25/2019Kids Cooking BreadTuesday10:00
Anadarko Community Library6/25/2019Kids Cooking @DavisTuesday2:00
Anadarko Community Library6/26/2019Kids Cooking Chicken AlfredoWednesday10:00
McLoud Public Library6/18/2019Healthy Kids Preschool Story TimeTuesday11:00
Moore Public Library6/03-6/24Beginners YogaMondays6:00-7:00
Moore Public Library6/06-6/27ZumbaThursdays6:00-7:00
Moore Public Library6/07-6/28Barre FrenzyFridays6:00-7:00
Noble Public Library6/06/2019Put It Up-Home CanningThursdays5:30-6:30
Noble Public Library6/26/2019Healthy Air Fryer CookingWednesday5:30-6:30
Noble Public Library6/12,13,14Kids Space CampWed,Thur,Fri9:00-12:00
Noble Public Library6/19,20,21Camp ChallengeWed,Thur,Fri9:00-12:00
Norman Public Library West6/04/2019Caring for You Caring for meTuesday10:00-11:00
Ponca City Library6/03/2019Astronaut in the Park@Liberty ParkMonday3:00-3:30
Ponca City Library6/10/2019Astronaut in the Park @Garfield ParkMonday3:00-3:30
Ponca City Library6/17/2019Astronaut in the Park @Dan Moran ParkMonday3:00-3:30
Stillwater Public Library6/07-6/28Yoga and Farmers MarketFridays9:00-12:00

Learn more about Oklahoma’s Health Literacy Efforts>>>