Community Survey

It's time for our annual community survey!  Taking a few moments to complete our survey helps us plan better library programs, classes, and services to you.  

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Let's Talk About It Oklahoma Spring Series

Join us for the next series in our book discussion group  as the library proudly hosts Let's Talk About It Oklahoma with a theme of The Oklahoma Experience:  ReVisions, a look at the history of Oklahoma through the eyes of late 20th century authors.

Let's Talk About It Oklahoma is a program of Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding provided by Kirkpatrick Family Fund and the Inasmuch Foundation.

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Financial Fitness Classes Offered

As you think about getting out of high school and heading to college, tech school, or your career, have you ever wondered how to set up a budget, a long-term financial plan or set financial goals?  Only about 30% or people do.  The library will be hosting a 6-week workshop series in Financial Fitness, open to teens and young adults, age 16-24.  This series is made possible through a grant from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through a partnership with the American Library Association.

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Winter Reading Challenge 2019

We're not sure if the weather outside will ever be frightful BUT it's always a good time to read!  Join our Winter Reading Challenge and win great prizes!

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eBooks and Audiobooks

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

Looking for that next good read?

We've got you covered! We have books for all ages and interests. See what's new through the catalog.

Blackwell Public Library Recent Additions


Monday:  Closed
Tues & Thurs:  10 am - 7 pm
Wed & Fri:  10 am - 6 pm
Saturday : 10 am - 1 pm
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 >

Upcoming Events

  1. Crazy 8s Planet Party 4K-2

    January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Crazy 8s Planet Party 3-5

    January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Crazy 8s Crayon Craze 4K-2

    January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Crazy 8s Crayon Craze 3-5

    January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma – Pushing the Bear

    January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Dungeons & Dragons, Anyone?

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

Curious About Adventures

Join Ms Cindy on new adventures with Curious George as she teaches early learning subjects through children's literature and creative expression as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills to children ages 0-3.

We'd love to see you!

Classes and Events

Let's Talk About It Oklahoma, Financial Fitness, Book Chat, and More!

Be sure and check out what the library has going on for adults & families on our classes & events >

Children & Teen Classes

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

Children's Classes
Teen Classes

Winter Reading Challenge 2019

Dec 21, 2018
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Stop by the library and pick up your awesome 2019 calendar!  At the bottom of the calendar are 33 different reading choices.  Choose any five books to read, fill in the challenge card, and return to the circulation desk.  You can win a browsing bag with goodies or choose a…

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The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts

Dec 20, 2018
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Honk and Holler returns Billie Letts’ readers to the mythical town of Sequoyah, Oklahoma, where Novalee Nation presumably still lives (or will live) after putting her life together in Where the Heart Is.  In this novel, the focus is on different characters whose lives intersect in 1985.  The immediate setting is a…

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Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe

Dec 20, 2018
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Toward the end of Pushing the Bear, one character reflects that the women of the Cherokee, in their “behind-the-scenes” way, would probably assign the new lands and enforce the laws in the Territory.  The Choctaw, another tribe displaced from the Southeast, have a strong tradition of women participating in important decisions. …

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Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Dec 20, 2018
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One of the more interesting chapters in Red Dirt reflects on the kind of people who pushed their way to the frontier, those who stubbornly fought the elements and other humans to make a place for themselves.  These Scots-Irish, the author’s ancestors, were also among those who hung on, clinging…

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Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew

Dec 20, 2018
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Rilla Askew began her first novel, The Mercy Seat, with a meditation on Oklahoma:  “It’s name first in English was Indian Territory, and then, for a short time, it was called two territories, Indian and Oklahoma–meaning both the same thing, a redundancy–and then, again, it is one.  The land book and…

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