Health Misinformation

One of the things that has been spotlighted since the beginning of the pandemic is our access to reliable health information. Everything that was being broadcast through the news and social media was varied and the science seemed to change so fast that a lot of people began to either doubt or embrace every shred…

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Library Cards Empower Students and Fuel Academic Success

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 more empowering than signing up…

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During National Library Week, Check Out Your Library Online

Natalie Portman National Library Week Honorary Chair

This week, Blackwell Public Library encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs. The library offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including OK Virtual Library, educational and informational databases, our online catalog with reader’s advisory and all of…

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The Tastiest Spring Virtual Food Festival

Chef Rob will be sharing some awesome spring recipes with us on Saturday, April 10th, at 2:00 PM. Join the library’s Facebook Page to follow along. Recipes are below, are available at the library and will be posted on our Facebook page. Hope you join us for the Virtual Food Festival!

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A Book Signing Event with Dee

deresa rhea. lessons after death book cover. Dee seated with the grand canyon in the background.

Lessons After Death by Deresa Rhea As we scheduled the book signing for Dee, we asked her for some biographical information; little tidbits we could share with the community that would draw interest to her and her book. What she returned is so heartfelt and touching, we had to share it here. Thank you, Dee,…

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BookPage Reviews

BookPage is available every month at the library. Did you know you can sign up for their newsletters that keep you up to date on your favorite genres? Sign up for recommendations in your favorite genres at If you’re the type of reader who self-soothes by losing yourself in a book, French author Cathy Bonidan’s…

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A Taste of Irish Food Festival

drawing of a four leaf clover

The library will be hosting a fabulous cooking demonstration on Saturday, March 13, at 2:00 PM on Facebook Live. New York Chef Rob Scott will show viewers how to make some great dishes for St. Patrick’s Day! Tune in to the library’s Facebook page where the demonstration will be shared. Corned Beef & Cabbage in…

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The Read Aloud 21-Day Challenge is Here

21 day challenge

Did you know that, next to genetics, the most important predictor of school success is reading? Reading aloud to children not only provides a bonding experience with caring adults, but the simple act of reading aloud to a child 15 minutes a day for five years results in 27,375 minutes of language exposure which can…

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BookPage for February

Pick up a copy today for free or read online. Did you know you can sign up for BookPage newsletters? Go to the BookPage website for more information.

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