Libraries Transform Book Pick
Blackwell Public Library joins public libraries nationwide in digital reading program September 14-28.
Your library is joining public libraries across the country in offering access to the same book for a two-week period through the Libraries Transform Book Pick. the ebook selection is Lauren Francis-Sharma's epic saga "Book of the Little Axe", published by Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.
Library Serving Dinners to Kids
We have started serving dinners again through our food service program through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These are Grab & Go meals, but kids are welcome to eat at the library and work on one of the Makerspace Projects. Stop by the library every weekday from 4:00-5:00 PM for a nutritious meal and snack. Available to all children ages 1-18.
Census Deadline is Nearing
Time is running out for you to complete the 2020 Census! Please take 15 minutes out of your day to be counted. As of September 8th, only 59% of Blackwell households have responded. The response rate for Kay County is 62.9%. Please don't let our funding go to another state!
If you still haven't filled out the census, you can use one of our census computers at the library or check out a hotspot for internet access at home. Please make sure you count! The impact it has on our community is far-reaching and long-lasting.
Our community counts on all of us to complete the 2020 Census. Be counted today!
This library project was funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Federal Benefit Recipients Can Still Receive EIP Payments
If you are not required to file income taxes or receive Social Security, SSI, Railroad Retirement, or Veteran's Benefits, but didn't receive a $500 per child payment with your Economic Impact Payment it's not too late to get the money.
Use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to register for a catch-up payment for a qualifying child or to receive an Economic Impact Payment.
You have until Wednesday, September 30 to register. For more information, visit IRS.gov.
Wiggle Your Way Around the Storywalk
out of bed?
For energetic toddlers (are there any who aren't?), here's a book that invites them to wiggle along with the story. Told in rollicky, wiggly rhyme that begs to be read again and again, Doreen Cronin's latest romp will have toddlers wiggling, giggling, and then (hopefully) falling into bed, blissfully exhausted!
Library To Open Regular Hours
Beginning Monday, September 21st, the library will be open M-Th, 10AM - 6PM and F, 10AM - 5PM.
Computers are fully open. Curbside Service and Virtual Cards are still available, areas for study groups and pods.
Blackwell Public Library Recent Additions
It’s time for the under-5 crowd and their adults to get excited! Storytime is coming back in October! “Little Learners”, the special time for littles and their adults will begin on Wednesday, October 14th, at 11:00 AM in the children’s library. This is especially for babies & toddlers to hear…
Blackwell Public Library Joins Public Libraries Nationwide in Digital Reading Program September 14-28. Blackwell Public Library is joining public libraries across the country in offering access to the same ebook for a two-week period through the Libraries Transform Book Pick. The ebook selection is Lauren Francis-Sharma’s epic saga “Book of…
Blackwell Public Library plans to register voters in Blackwell to celebrate the national holiday. On September 22, 2020, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. Why register? Make your voice heard at the ballot…
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Blackwell Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. There is nothing…
Blackwell Public Library is hosting a new popup exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a women’s…