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Health Literacy Grants for 2021-2022

Health Literacy Grants Awarded to 36 Oklahoma Libraries and Literacy Programs

Innovative project enters its 10th year

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) is awarding Health Literacy Grants to 36 public libraries and literacy programs to bring activities and health information to Oklahomans around the state. The grants—totaling more than $220,000—are courtesy of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which has touted the 10-year-old project as an innovative use of federal library funds.

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Story Walks in Oklahoma

Story Walks in Oklahoma

Take a Walk. Read a Book.

At the Same Time!

A Story Walk is a fun and engaging activity for children and their families. Typically, Story Walks place an oversized children’s book (taken apart) along an outdoor walking path in communities. There are 15 Story Walks that we know of in 13 Oklahoma communities–Stillwater and Lawton have two Story Walks in their cities. Most of these projects were funded with Health Literacy Grants to public libraries from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Check out the online map of Story Walksdownload our Story Walks in Oklahoma Flyer (PDF)and find out about the newest Story Walk in Altus.

Heads up! Based on the most recent Health Literacy Grant applications, ODL’s Literacy Resource Office reports we may see up to five new story walks in the next year!


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Digital Prairie responsiveness example

Discover Digital Prairie

Digital Prairie now has even more to offer.

 

Digital Prairie is your gateway to historical information, research and reference resources.

Browse ODL’s online collections for topics like Women’s Suffrage, Oklahoma Postcards, yearbooks from across the state, Tulsa Race Massacre, historic Images of Oklahoma, State Government Documents, Territorial Records, and more.

Our Research and Discovery interface has EBSCO/Explora resources for everyone in your family. All Oklahomans can access it for free from anywhere in the state. Topics include Health, Education, Business, Literature, Home Improvement, Hobbies and Crafts, and more. There are millions of magazine and journal articles at your fingertips. Our Explora and EBSCOhost Student Search topics will help the young students in your family connect with relevant resources for school and independent exploration.

And now, ODL and Oklahoma Archives present a visual look at Oklahoma’s past with Timeline of Oklahoma History and Oklahoma Governors Timeline. View events from our state’s history from pre-statehood to the centennial. We have gathered images and resources for you to peruse and research further. You can scroll through all the governors of Oklahoma’s past with links to primary resources online.

Looking for a some fun brain exercises, try out the new Archives’ Digital Puzzles. Look for a new one every month!