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The World's First Parking Meter

#OTD in 1935, the world’s first parking meter debuted in Oklahoma City. 175 meters were installed and tested on fourteen blocks in downtown OKC that day. At that time, the parking meter charged a ... See more

If you’ve ever lost an argument with a meter maid or gotten a ticket 30 seconds after the timer expired, direct your anger toward Carl C. Magee.

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Oklahoma Book Festival

We cannot be more excited!!! 🤗 #OKBookFest

Announcing the first three authors! We are pleased to announce these award-winning authors will be at the Oklahoma Book Festival in October!!! #OKBookFest 📚🎈

Alton Carter
Cynthea Liu
Hannah ... See more

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Oklahoma Center for The Book

It's time to enter the 2019 Oklahoma Book Awards!

Authors, illustrators, photographers and book designers… Download the call for entries for the 2019 Oklahoma Book Awards!

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In Memoriam: Robert L. Clark, Jr. | ODL News Blog…

Remembering former ODL director, Bob Clark...

ODL News In Memoriam: Robert L. Clark, Jr. June 14, 2018 Bill Young Sad news. Former ODL Director Bob Clark died on May 26. He had been suffering from Post Polio Syndrome for the past several years, ... See more

1 week ago
Oklahoma Tourism

This looks fun!

Don't miss the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of Forest this weekend, June 15-16!

Come out to Broken Bow City Park and celebrate the beauty, history and heritage of ... See more

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Photos from Oklahoma Department of Libraries's post

We wish Steve Beleu a happy retirement! Steve joined ODL in March of 1979 as a librarian in the U.S. Documents Department (now the U.S. Government Information Division) and became head of that ... See more

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Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book

Congratulations to this year's Oklahoma winners in the Letters About Literature competition:

•Level 1 (grades 4 through 6), Allison Turner, Jenks East Intermediate
•Level 2 (grades 7 and 8) ... See more

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OHS Podcasts

#OTD in 1910... In the dead of night, the official state seal of Oklahoma was moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City.

There have been countless myths surrounding the move, all of them suggesting that ... See more

"...boarded the south-bound train and returned to Oklahoma City at 10:20pm. According to the papers, the whistles screeched, the bells rang and the auto horns tooted, and the governor was met by a ... See more

1 week ago
Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office

Interesting history of the museum at the OKC zoo...

Lincoln Park Bathhouse, Oklahoma County

Although most of the land for Lincoln Park was acquired by 1909, it remained underdeveloped until the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) provided the labor for ... See more

2 weeks ago
ODL News Blog… | Direct from the Allen Wright Memorial Library in Oklahoma’s State Capitol Complex

Every January or February, ODL Director Susan McVey and Deputy Director Vicki Sullivan head to the State Capitol Building to meet with the Oklahoma Senate and House appropriations committees to ... See more

Federal Funding, ODL News, Oklahoma Public Libraries, State Aid Accountability and Advocacy on the Hill, and at 23rd and Lincoln June 7, 2018 Bill Young Oklahoma librarians and fellow library ... See more

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Look at what Stillwater Public Library did with an ODL Health Literacy grant: A Storywalk in the Park. We love it!

😀More announcements coming soon! #OKBookFest 📚🎈
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Betty Falato wrote OKLAHOMA'S BROWN DECISION TEST CASE: A PARTICIPANT'S PROSPECTIVE— 2018 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist for non-fiction.

See more about her and the book at

Donis Casey is the author of THE RETURN OF THE RAVEN MOCKER— 2018 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist in fiction. She is the writer of the Alafair Tucker mysteries.

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William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid legal thrillers. He wrote JUSTICE RETURNS — 2018 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist in the fiction category.

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