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.

book of the little axe book cover

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.

food for thought ok. food, friends & fun. drawing of happy fruits and vegetables

September is Library Card Signup Month

Library Cards empower students and fuel academic success!  They also provide opportunities for recreation, research, and the means to bridge the digital divide.
Sign up for yours today!
LIBRARIES ARE WONDERFUL with drawing of Wonder Woman for library card signup month in September

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.

because librarians believe that everyone counts. libraries transform

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.

sign up for economic impact payment by october 15 for non filers. picture of autumn leaves

Wiggle Your Way Around the Storywalk

Do you
wake up
with a
wiggle?
Do you
wiggle
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!

wiggle by doreen cronin. art by scott menchin. book cover with dog doing a hula hoop

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.

 

 

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Awesome Online Activities

There are some great apps and online activities available for all ages.  Enjoy some of these while you are enjoying your time at home.  We will be adding to this list so check back often!

smartphone with picture of books on shelves

eBooks and Audiobooks

Have you checked out our eBooks and Audiobooks collections on Overdrive yet?  Available to all library patrons and no late fees!

picture of smart phone and libby logo. the digital library is always open. open 24 yours. read on libby.

Blackwell Public Library Recent Additions

Hours

 

Monday:  10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday:  10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday:  10 am - 6 pm
Thursday:  10 am - 6 pm
Friday:  10 am - 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday: Closed

 

Online Catalog

 

eBooks, Audios & Movies

Download books, listen to audio and stream movies to your favorite device.

All through OK Virtual Library.

Internet Policy

The Blackwell Public Library has guidelines and rules for using its computers, internet and wireless.

View the Internet Policy >

Dungeons & Dragons, Anyone?

For more information, contact the library.  Weekly campaigns are happening now...

Little Learners University

Join Ms Jessica on new adventures as she teaches early learning subjects through children's literature and creative expression as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills to children ages 0-5 using books, puppets, music, and more!

Little Learners will meet every Wednesday at 11:00 am beginning October 14th.

The Young and the Restless will meet on Fridays starting october 16th.

We'd love to see you!

Classes and Events

TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Book Club, Crafting, STEAM, Coding and More!

Be sure and check out what the library has going on for adults & families.

Children & Teen Classes

We have programs for babies to 5th graders and 6th to 12th graders.

 

Storytime Returns

Sep 21, 2020
cartoon of children sitting on piles of books

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…

Libraries Transform Book Pick

Sep 15, 2020
book of the little axe book cover

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…

September 22, 2020 is National Voter Registration Day

Sep 10, 2020
national voter registration day logo

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

Sep 10, 2020
explore infinity and beyond at your library. september is library card sign-up month with a picture of buzz lightyear

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…

Rightfully Hers Display Highlights the 19th Amendment

Aug 18, 2020
rightfully hers - american women and the vote

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…

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