McLoud Public Library installs new book drop.

The McLoud Public Library has a new drive-up location for its book drop. The book drop has been moved to the south end of the parking lot located to the west side behind the library building. The move has been made due to changes in the area in front of the building from the City of McLoud’s sidewalk project.

Learn more about all the services and activities offered at the library by visiting at 133 N. Main St., calling 964-2960 or going online to

Tecumseh Public Library hosts book discussion for The Big Read

The Tecumseh Public Library’s Talk of the Town Book Discussion goes “Old School” in March as part of The Big Read, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the library, 114 N. Broadway.

Bill Hagen, retired professor from Oklahoma Baptist University, will lead the discussion of the Tobias Wolff novel “Old School,” the featured book in The Big Read for 2013 at the library and in the Pioneer Library System.

Throughout March and April, book discussions, movie nights and other programming related to the novel will take place throughout the 10 communities served by PLS hometown libraries.

The Big Read will wrap up with an appearance in Oklahoma by Wolff himself at a pair of public presentations, at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Geiger Center at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, and later that evening at 7 p.m. at the Longfellow Middle School Auditorium.

The Big Read is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Oklahoma Humanities Council, Norman Arts Council, University of Oklahoma Outreach, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, LevyMart Public Relations, the Pioneer Library Foundation and the Pioneer Library System.

For more information, visit the library, call 598-5955 or go online to

Library has some tips for travelers at program

With the summer traveling season getting closer, the Tecumseh Public Library is providing some Tips for Travelers at a program, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the library, 114 N. Broadway.

Cindy Stevens of the Center for Readers Services with the Pioneer Library System will lead the program, sharing books with helpful ideas about traveling, booking destinations, packing and more. She also will bring some favorite novels about travel.

Also, Tecumseh library staff member Jerilyn Hart will tell stories about some of her world travels and give tips on booking either through a travel agent or on your own.

The program is for ages 18 and up and registration is not required to attend.

For more information, visit the library, call 598-5955 or go online to

Seniors can join in some “Brain Games” at the library

Games aren’t just for fun, or for youngsters. The Shawnee Public Library hosts the free computer class Brain Games for Seniors at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26.

Seniors are invited to spend an hour building brain cells while learning about and playing stimulating computer games from a variety of sources, including Yahoo!, AARP and more.

The class takes place in the Computer Training Center of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

Space is limited so registration is required to attend.

For more information, visit the library or call 275-6353.

McLoud sets Tween Easter Crafts program

The McLoud Public Library has an afternoon of afterschool crafts in store for children at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Milburn Room of the library, 133 N. Main St.

The program is targeted to tweens in third through sixth grades. Participants will make an Easter-themed craft they can take home as a holiday decoration.

Supplies will be provided by the library, and registration is not required in advance to attend.

For more information on this or other programs and services offered at the library, call 964-2960 or go online to