Virtual Programs

virtual-library programs

In response to the coronavirus, social distancing, and shelter at home orders, some libraries across the state are offering virtual programming. Many of the programs are available to anyone who wants to watch and join in. Other virtual programs may require registration and a library card. You may need to contact your local library or message them on Facebook to find out.

Libraries across the state, you can use the contact information below if you have questions about implementing your own virtual programs. Oklahoma public libraries can also join a Facebook Group where libraries can share their virtual programs and ideas. Oklahoma Libraries, join the group!

Libraries should be aware of copyright concerns when presenting virtual storytimes. 

Altus Public Library

Program: Storytime Live
Description: Virtual Storytime and simple craft geared toward toddler/young elementary age.
Days/Times: Monday-Friday at 10:30am
Link: Programs on Facebook and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Call 580-477-2890 or email

Bartlesville Public Library

Program: Storytime Live
Description: Miss Laura will share books and songs for ALL ages of children - babies, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school aged kids
Days/Times: Wednesdays at 10:30am
Link: Programs on Facebook and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message library Facebook page

Blanchard Public Library

Programs: Many Summer Reading Virtual Programs including Hooplahoma, Sugar Free Allstars, Magic Joe, Crafty Castles, Space Yoga Studio and MORE!
Days/Times: Join them at 10 am & 6 pm on Facebook each day starting May 26th through May 31st for programs appropriate for all ages! Learn more on their Events calendar.
Link: Programs on Facebook

Clinton Public Library

Program: Storytime with the Librarians
Description: Join Clinton Librarians as they read from children's books
Days/Times: Mornings and evenings
Link: Videos posted on Facebook and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message library Facebook page

Program: What to Read Next/Readers Advisory with Jackie
Description: Join Jackie as she discusses book recommendations
Days/Times: Throughout the week
Link: Videos posted on Facebook and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message library Facebook page

Jay C. Byers Memorial Library

Program: Storytime Live
Description: Librarians read storybooks for children on Facebook Live
Days/Times: Weekly
Link: Programs on Facebook and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message library Facebook page

Metropolitan Library System

Program: Online Storytime
Description: Stories, songs, rhymes, and more!
Date: Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Link: Programs on Main Facebook Page
Contact: Message the library’s Facebook page; or call, chat and email via the library’s website.

Program: Online Kids Book Club
Description: Selected book is available online with a Metro Library Card. Kids can read at their own pace. Discussion questions and activities will be posted at specified times.
Date: Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Link: Metro Library Facebook Book Club
Contact: Message the book club’s Facebook page; or call, chat and email via the library’s website.

Metro card holders can also take advantage of special online programs and events through the library’s website. Look for programs at the “Library Online” branch!

Okmulgee Public Library

Program:  Virtual Storytime
Description: Join Children's Librarian Jessica as she reads some storybook favorites
Days/Times: Wednesdays at 11am
Link: Friends of Okmulgee Public Library Facebook Page
Contact: Library contact page

Piedmont Public Library

Program: Storytime with Ms. Liv
Description: Children’s Specialist reads books that kids have voted on via a Facebook poll
Days/Times: Tuesdays at 10am
Link: Programs on Facebook Group
Contact: Olivia Blackketter via email

Program: Music and Movement with Ms. Alyssa
Description: Kids that want to participate should be ready with 'something to shake, something to bang, and a scarf or small towel or blanket.
Days/Times: Various times throughout the week
Link: Programs on Facebook Group and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Library email

Program: Virtual Health Fitness Classes: Body Sculpt, Flow Yoga, Kickboxing and more
Description: Presenting a variety of free workouts by local fitness experts.
Days/Times: Various times throughout the week
Link: Programs on Health Literacy Facebook Group and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Rhonda Turley via email

Program: Virtual Paint 'n Palette program
Description: Presenting art lessons online
Days/Times: 3 times per quarter
Link: Programs on Main Facebook Page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Michelle Ferguson via email

Program: Daily Scribble 
Description: They post a simple scribble, and customers use their imaginations to turn it into a work of art!
Days/Times: Daily
Link: Posts on Main Facebook Page
Contact: Library email

Pioneer Library System

Program: YouTube Playlists
Description: Videos on Early Literacy, Health and Wellness, STEAM, and more are available on the PLS YouTube Channel. The system is also doing book talks for children and adults as they build up their offerings.
Dates: Everyday, 24/7
Link: Norman Library on YouTube
Contact: Email Ashley Welke or call 405-979-2200

Program: Read-Alikes
Description: Staff are sharing reading suggestions for people who loved particular movies or books.
Dates: Anytime on the library’s systems Instagram feed
Link: Norman Library on Instagram
Contact: Email Library email or call 405-979-2200
There are a number of resources to help your library create Read-Alike lists. If you have access to NoveList, start there. Goodreads’ Listopia page also has some ideas to get you started on book to book comparisons. Also check out Teen Services Underground and these cool flow chart ideas from Wrapped Up in Books. Book Riot also links to some great tools.

The library system’s Facebook page posts links to YouTube videos and also shares Read-Alikes. Plus, by following Pioneer on Facebook, you’ll hear about other digital content.

Ponca City Public Library

Programs: Book Reviews with Marcia
Days/Times: Various times throughout the week
Link: Programs on City's Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Library Contact page

Programs: Storytime with Kathleen
Days/Times: Various times throughout the week
Link: Programs on City's Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Library Contact page

Programs: Drawing Lessons
Days/Times: Various times throughout the week
Link: Programs on City's Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Library Contact page

Sapulpa Public Library

Program: Virtual Storytime with Ms. Melodie and Geraldine the Giraffe
Days/Times: Daily at 11:00 a.m.
Link: Programs on Library's Facebook page
Contact: Email or call 918-224-5624

Stillwater Public Library

Program: Online Storytimes
Days/Times: Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Link: Programs on Library's Facebook Page
Contact: Message the library’s Facebook page; call 405-372-3633 x 8108, or email

Program: Big Library Read: Virtual Book Discussions
Description: Stillwater has moved it’s program online. Library card holders can check out online copies of Michael McCreary’s “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic” and join the virtual discussions.
Days/Times: April 3 through April 13
Link: Sessions are on Zoom or call-in telephone conference. Information here.
Contact: Message Facebook page, call Adult Services at 405-372-3633 x8106, or email

Stroud Public Library

Program: Tiny Tots Storytime with Titus the Mastiff
Description: Titus the Mastiff joins librarians as they read children's storybooks.
Days/Times: Throughout the week
Link: Stroud Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message the library's Facebook page

Tulsa City-County Library

Program: Build-A-Reader Phone-In Storytime
Description: Call 918-549-7323 and follow the menu to hear the story.
Days/Times: Everyday, whenever you're ready.
Contact: Message the library’s Facebook page

Program: Virtual Storytimes
Days/Times: Every Tuesday at 10:30am
Link: Tulsa Library Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message the library’s Facebook page
Multiple other Facebook storytimes, songs and activities posted on branch Facebook pages.

Program: Virtual Escape Rooms
Days/Times: Anytime
Link: Virtual Events page
Escape Rooms available: Alice in Wonderland escape room, Enchanted Forest escape room, Grimms' Fairy Tales escape room

Program:  Yoga on Facebook Live
Days/Times: Every Tuesday evening at 6pm
Link: Tulsa Library Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message the library’s Facebook page

Program:  Adult Storytime
Days/Times: Everyday from 2pm to 3pm
Link: Tulsa Library Facebook page
Contact: Message the library’s Facebook page

Program: What to Read Next
Description: Live online reading recommendations
Days/Times: Everyday from 2pm to 3:00
Link: Central Library Facebook page
Contact: Message the Central Library Facebook page
Multiple other What to Read Next programs on other library branch Facebook pages.

Program: Tech Talks
Days/Times: Various times
Link: Central Library Facebook page and Pre-recorded Videos
Contact: Message the Central Library Facebook page

 

Follow the Tulsa Library System's Event Page to connect to a cornucopia of virtual programs! Storytimes, book clubs, reader's advisory programs and more. Many are available to all through the system's and branches' Facebook pages.

Wynnewood Public Library

Program: Library Lesson of the Day
Description: Providing topical learning and education resources daily.
Days/Times: weekdays at 7:00am
Link: Main Facebook Page
Contact: Email or message via Facebook

More Ideas & Activities

Jay C. Byers Memorial Library

Program: Grab & Go Crafts
Where: Like/Follow Jay C. Byers Memorial Library on Facebook 

Stroud Public Library

Program: Bear Hunts and Sign Language Scavenger Hunts
Where: Like/Follow Stroud Public Library on Facebook 

Sapulpa Public Library

Program: Tween & Teen Book Club, Young Adult Book Club
Where: Like/Follow Sapulpa Public Library on Facebook