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Read Across Oklahoma 2019

Book it to the OKC Zoo on Tuesday, April 9, to take part in Read Across Oklahoma (RAOK)! From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., children will enjoy a variety of activities that promote reading and have an opportunity to participate in Oklahoma City’s Philharmonic Instrument Playground.

Oklahoma’s own Hannah E. Harrison will read her children’s book, Friends Stick Together, plus musical performance by Spaghetti Eddie! Free books for first 1,000 children and event T-shirts for first 100.

ROAK is part of the statewide Ready to Learn initiative coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This program promotes literacy and helps build the foundation for a lifetime of learning, specifically targeting preschool children who may be at risk for low literacy. Event activities free with Zoo admission.

Go to the 2019 Read Across Oklahoma events page. Also download and share the 2019 poster!


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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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Financial Fitness

Financial Fitness Programs near you

The Financial Fitness program is a FREE interactive financial education workshop series that can help anyone learn about money, develop a budget, save for college, plan for retirement and much more.

Free financial fitness programs are being planned at public libraries around the state.

Look for a Financial Fitness Program near you.

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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 Library3/1/2019Story Walk Begins3/1-3/31All Day
Anadarko Community Library3/25-3/18TAI CHIWednesdays11:00
Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services, Bartlesville3/14/2019Fun and Easy CookingThursday12:00
Beaver County Pioneer Library, Beaver3/4-3/27Adult Exercise and InformationMondays & Wednesdays10:00
Beaver County Pioneer Library, Beaver3/5-3/28Children's Story TimeTuesdays10:30
Blanchard Public Library3/13/2019Hula HoopingWednesday4:00
Blanchard Public Library3/27/2019Poppin Pot PiesWednesday3:45
Coweta Public Library3/1/2019Knowing your Health NumbersFriday12:00-1:00
Coweta Public Library3/8/2019Practice Being SafeFriday12:00-1:00
Coweta Public Library3/15/2019Financial AffairsFriday12:00-1:00
Coweta Public Library3/22/2019Getting the Sleep You NeedFriday12:00-1:00
Coweta Public Library3/29/2019Physical ActivityFriday12:00-1:00
Coweta Public Library3/1-3/29TAI CHIThursdays & Fridays9:30-10:30
McLoud Public Library3/19/2019Healthy Kids Pre-School Story TimeSaturday10:00-2:00
Miami Public Library3/4-3/13TAI CHIMondays & Wednesdays2:00-3:00
Moore Public Library3/4-3/25Beginners YogaMondays6:00-7:00
Noble Public Library3/7-3/28ZumbaThursdays6:00-7:00
Nora Sparks Warren Library, Pauls Valley3/30/2019Adult Health InformationSaturday9:00-2:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa3/5-3/25TAI CHITuesdays10:00-11:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa3/5/2019Learn about resources for Care GiversTuesday1:00
Shawnee Public Library3/4/2019Healthy Living w/Blue ZonesMonday6:30
Shawnee Public Library3/7-3/21Discover the Dance within YouThursdays6:30-8:30
Shawnee Public Library3/13/2019TAI CHI for ChildrenWednesday4:30-5:30
Shawnee Public Library3/20/2019Elementary TAI CHI for ChildrenWednesday4:30-5:30
Shawnee Public Library3/25/2019Talking with your DoctorMonday6:30-8:00

Find out more about Oklahoma’s Health Literacy Efforts>>>