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Waurika Library News September 27 2018

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The FRIENDS of the Waurika Public Library Fall Used Book Sale is less than a month away!  On Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., we will have a wide selection of used books for sale at the annex across from the library.  Proceeds from the Used Book Sale support programs like Summer Reading, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Santa’s Workshop and more.  If you would like to volunteer for events and programs or make a donation, visit the library or call us at 580-228-3274 for more information.

Among the books added to the Waurika Public Library this week is ‘The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s creator Mary Shelley” by Catherine Reef.

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes this riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history.

The story of Frankenstein’s creator is a strange, romantic, and tragic one, as deeply compelling as the novel itself. Mary ran away to Lake Geneva with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was just sixteen. It was there, during a cold and wet summer, that she first imagined her story about a mad scientist who brought a corpse back to life. Success soon followed for Mary, but also great tragedy and misfortune.

Catherine Reef brings this passionate woman, brilliant writer, and forgotten feminist into crisp focus, detailing a life that was remarkable both before and after the publication of her iconic masterpiece.

Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for children and toddlers.  Each week we read stories, and have games and puzzles for the children to play with after reading.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Library News June 22 2018

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Week 2 of the Summer Reading Program started on June 11th. Ramona Johnson and Heidi Townsend took over setting up activities for the week.  

On Monday, after Drop Everything And Read, Ramona talked about the importance of books and then had the kids make their own books using rubber bands and craft sticks to bind them.  After reading and crafts the kids went outside to draw on the bricks with chalk while lunch was made. Thanks to Vicki Etheridge and Starr Heron for making and serving PB&J with a side of fruit.

On Tuesday, after DEAR time, the kids talked about seeds and growing plants.  After the discussion, the kids got to plant some flower seeds in cups. Next, they drew flowers in the books they had made yesterday.  For lunch, we thank Dee Goss and her team at Circle D’s for providing corn dogs, french fries and drinks. Thanks to Richard and Patricia McGriff for serving lunch.

On Wednesday, Ken Smith and members of the Comanche Masonic Lodge came to help out and donate to the Summer Reading Program. The Comanche Masonic Lodge makes a sizable donation each year that really helps support the Summer Reading Program.

After DEAR time, the kids learned about recipes. Then, they added the recipe for Rice Krispies Treats to the books they made.  Next, the kids proceeded to make Rice Krispies Treats for themselves. The kids had fun mashing and shaping the treats and of course eating them.  Wednesdays are pizza day! We thank Kristie Gaines and her team at Waurika Quick Mart for providing the pizzas and thanks to the Waurika Lions Club and Comanche Masonic Lodge 41 for serving.

On Thursday, after DEAR time, Ramona Johnson read ‘Our Day at the Zoo’ to the kids. ‘Our Day at the Zoo’ is a children’s book produced by the OKC Zoo. The book is part of a promotion by the OKC Zoo giving free passes to those that read the book. Kids attending received free passes to the zoo! If would like free passes to the OKC Zoo, you can come by the library and have your child read the book or read it to them.

Ramona Johnson reads to students at the summer reading program.

After reading, Madison with the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden came to talk about animals with the kids. She also brought along a tenrec, a Savannah monitor lizard, and some Madagascar hissing cockroaches. The kids had a great time. 

Thank you, Madison!

After the visit from the zoo, it was time for lunch. Thanks to Adam Brinson and Jeffco Helping Hands for providing pancakes, sausage, fruit, potatoes and milk for lunch. Thanks to the Waurika Alumni Association for serving.

Friday wrapped up Week 2 of the Summer Reading Program. Fridays are park days and after Drop Everything And Read, the kids headed outside for some fla-vor-ice and play.  Once the kids came back inside, it was time for lunch.  Thanks to the Waurika Fire and Police Departments for grilling hamburgers. Thanks to Carol Prewitt and Melicia McFadden for prepping and serving lunch.

Thanks to Ramona Johnson and Heidi Townsend for coordinating this week. Thanks to Karlee Berthiaume for all of her assistance. Thanks to Brittney Helterbran for all of her help. Thanks to Destiny Foster and Presley Parker for volunteering this summer.

Thanks to all of the people in our community that support this wonderful program.

It’s not too late to sign your child up! Programming runs each weekday, June 4 – July 27 – with the exception of the July 4 holiday. Reading and activities will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Children attending the Summer Reading Program must be picked up by their parent/guardian by noon each day.

Children must be registered to attend. In addition to registration, age requirements include children entering first grade in the fall through those entering fifth grade in the fall. Older school-aged children are welcome to participate as helpers. For information or registration forms, visit the Waurika Public Library or call 580.228.3274.

The Summer Reading Program is free to attend. The public library, community organizations and individuals care about your children. Together we raised funds to offer daily educational programs and week-day lunches to keep your children’s minds and bodies fed this summer. Whether keeping track of the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they’ve read this summer, children who attend the Summer Reading Program keep their minds active and enter the new school year ready to succeed.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

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 Story Time returns to the Waurika Public Library every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  We read stories to the children and after Story Time there are games and computers that the children can use.  Next week, we’ll read “Our Day at the Zoo” released by the Oklahoma City Zoo and Metropolitan Library System.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Metropolitan Library System rolled out a new, statewide literacy program called Read for Adventure. This program aims to promote literacy within families, increase their contact with the outdoors and provide an outlet for invaluable, nature-inspired discoveries.  Educating Oklahomans about wildlife and wild places has always been central to the OKC Zoo’s mission and through this partnership, are inspiring children to read about wildlife and connect with those same animals and plants at the Zoo.  

For this program the OKC Zoo and Metropolitan Library System introduced the children’s book “Our Day at the Zoo”.  The story is about children that visit and imitate a variety of animals on a trip to the OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden.  The book is available for check out at the Waurika Public Library and patrons that check out “Our Day at the Zoo” will receive one free voucher good for general admission for four people to the Oklahoma City Zoo good through March 31, 2019. 

The FRIENDS of the Waurika Public Library Fall Used Book Sale is coming soon.  The Used Book Sale is currently scheduled for Saturday, Oct 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the annex across from the library.  We’ll have lots of books to choose from at great prices.  Don’t miss it!

The Waurika Public Library increases our selection every week.  Recent additions include books from authors such as Sue Grafton, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Stuart Woods, David Baldacci and more.  Come check them out!

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Library News May 2 2019

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The Waurika Public Library’s annual Scholastic Book Fair starts this weekend!  The Book Fair will be located at the front of the Waurika News Journal and will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2: p.m. Saturday, May 4th to coincide with Downtown Again.  At the Book Fair, you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters, school supplies, and fun for everyone!  The Scholastic Book Fair brings to Waurika a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more!

Summer is right around the corner!  The Waurika Public Library invites elementary-aged children, those who will be entering 1st grade through 5th grade in September, to attend this year’s Summer Reading Program. A variety of weekday programming will be offered and lunch will be provided daily for any school-aged child.

The theme this year is A Universe of Stories!  Programming will run each weekday, June 3-July 26 with the exception of the July 4 holiday.  Reading and activities will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m.  Children attending the Summer Reading Program must be picked up by their parent/guardian at noon each day.

Children must be registered to attend. For more information or registration forms, visit the Waurika Public Library or call 580.228.3274.

The Summer Reading Program is free to attend.  The public library, community organizations and individuals care about your children. Together we raised funds to offer daily educational programs and week-day lunches to keep your children’s minds and bodies fed this summer. Whether keeping track of the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they’ve read this summer, children who attend the Summer Reading Program keep their minds active and enter the new school year ready to succeed.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

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Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for children and toddlers.  Each week we read stories and have games and puzzles for the children to play with after reading.

Recently added to the library’s collection is ‘The Good Fight’ by Danielle Steel.  Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils a gripping chronicle of a young woman who discovers a passion for justice. The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil. When her family returns to the United States, Meredith is determined to become a lawyer, despite her father’s objections. 

As her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, joining a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions. ‘The Good Fight’ by Danielle Steel is an inspiring, uplifting story of a woman changing the world as she herself is changed by it.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Waurika Library News September 26 2019

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When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world in the riveting thriller ‘The Titanic Secret’ by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Clive Cussler

A century apart, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time.

In the present day, Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters off New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell–a document that re-opens a historical mystery…

In 1911, in Colorado, Isaac Bell is asked to look into an unexplained tragedy at Little Angel Mine, in which nine people died. His dangerous quest to answer the riddle leads to a larger puzzle centered on byzanium, a rare element with extraordinary powers and of virtually incalculable value. As he discovers that there are people who will do anything to control the substance, Isaac Bell will find out just how far he’ll go to stop them.

‘The Titanic Secret’ is available in both regular and large print at your Waurika Public Library.

Don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com to support the Friends of the Waurika Library when you use Amazon.  It works just like Amazon with your existing account.  When you login, simply choose ‘Friends of the Waurika Public Library’ as the charity you would like to support.  Many events and programs at the library are supported by the Friends of the Waurika Public Library.  Sponsorship of the Friends starts at just $10.  For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit the Waurika Public Library.

Story Time is every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for children and toddlers.  Each week we read stories, and have games and puzzles for the children to play with after reading.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Library News October 11 2018

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In addition to books, the Waurika Public Library also has movies on DVD and Blu-ray available for checkout.  Recently we’ve added ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ to our collection.  This third installment of the popular God’s Not Dead series follows Rev. Dave Hill as he faces an unexpected setback when his beloved church burns down — prompting the officials at the adjoining university to try and kick his congregation off campus. Battle lines are quickly drawn between the church and the community as the reverend now finds himself at odds with his longtime friend — the president of the school. Facing a legal battle, Hill soon seeks help from his estranged brother — a big-city lawyer and atheist — in a fight to help rebuild the church.

The FRIENDS of the Waurika Public Library Fall Used Book Sale is almost here!  On Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., we will have a wide selection of used books for sale at the annex across from the library.  Hard cover books are $1, paperbacks are $.50, and movies start at $2.  Proceeds from the Used Book Sale support programs like Summer Reading, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Santa’s Workshop and more.  If you would like to volunteer for events and programs or make a donation, visit the library or call us at 580-228-3274 for more information.

Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for children and toddlers.  Each week we read stories, and have games and puzzles for the children to play with after reading.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Waurika Library News September 20 2018

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 New to the library’s collection is James Patterson’s “Home Sweet Murder”.  This Large Print edition includes two true-crime thrillers as seen on Investigation Discovery’s Murder is Forever TV series.

HOME SWEET MURDER. Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home. Until a man in a suit rings their front door claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others will fare worse…

MURDER ON THE RUN. The middle-aged housekeeper found dead with a knife in her throat was bad. But the little boy was worse. After a bloody double homicide that puts Omaha, Nebraska, on the map, Detective Derek Mois promises the boy’s parents he will catch the killer, no matter how long or far he runs.

Last week’s article incorrectly stated the date for The FRIENDS of the Waurika Public Library Fall Used Book Sale.  The correct date for the sale is Saturday, Oct 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..  The Used Book Sale will be held at the annex across from the library.  We’ll have lots of books to choose from at great prices.  Don’t miss it!

“Our Day at the Zoo” is a story about children that visit and imitate a variety of animals on a trip to the OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden.  The book is available for check out at the Waurika Public Library and patrons that check out “Our Day at the Zoo” will receive one free voucher good for general admission for four people to the Oklahoma City Zoo good through March 31, 2019. 

Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for children and toddlers.  Each week we read stories, and have games and puzzles for the children to play with after reading.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Library News for January 25 2018

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Tonight, the FRIENDS of the Waurika Public Library will have their quarterly meeting at 4:30 pm at the library.  Many of the programs at the library are sponsored by the Friends of the Waurika Public Library.  The Friends have started their 2018 sponsorship drive.  Sponsorship of the Friends starts at just $10.  For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit the Waurika Public Library.

On January 11th, the First Baptist Church of Waurika Pre-school class visited the Library. After reading ‘Hide and Snake’, the children did activities including ‘ice-fishing’ and a ring-toss.  Next, we toured the Depot museum. The kids had a lot of fun pressing keys on the typewriters. Thanks to Sharon Morgan and Jan Farris for visiting us. We always enjoy field trips!

The Story Of The Boot was a display of family stories in Jefferson County created to

compliment the Smithsonian Institute exhibition at the Rock Island Depot this summer.

These stories have been compiled into a hardback book.  Copies of ‘The Story of the Boot’ are $25 and take 2-3 weeks for delivery to the library.  If you would like the copy mailed to a location other than the library, please add an additional $5 for shipping and allow for an additional week for mailing.

‘Your Hometown’ is a DVD compilation of videos from the local community.  The DVD includes the opening of Veteran’s Park, Brickstreet Classic Car Show, Interviews with residents of Jefferson Co. and more!  Copies of the DVD are available at the library for $10 with proceeds going to the Friends of the Waurika Public Library.

Story Time has a new day!  Story Time is now on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.  Each week, we read stories to pre-k children.  After Story Time, we have games, puzzles, and children’s computer games available.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Waurika Library News August 1, 2019

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The 2019 Summer Reading Program wrapped up last week on Friday, July 26th.

Monday July 22nd, Ramona Johnson returned to take over coordinating the last week.

After Drop Everything And Read, the kids made abstract art with some craft sticks and paint.

Thanks to Pat McGriff for preparing chicken, fruits and vegetables for lunch. Thanks to Starr Heron and Melicia McFadden for serving.

On Tuesday, after Drop Everything and Read, the kids continued working on their craft sticks. They painted them the day before and then glued them together.

Next, the kids went outside. Some of the kids made sidewalk art with chalk while others played kickball.

Thanks to Pat McGriff for preparing and serving spaghetti and green beans for lunch.

On Wednesday, after Drop Everything And Read, Nicole Hill and Jacey Smith from the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center came to talk to the kids.

Bill Eakin, Debbie Brandon, and Melicia McFadden serve pizza.

The kids each got a piece of lettuce to put in front of them while Franklin, a tortoise, went around and ate all of it.

After learning about turtles and tortoises, the kids made chimes out of small clay pots with nuts and bolts.

Thanks to Kristie Gaines and the Waurika Quick Mart for providing pizza for lunch. Thanks to the Waurika Lions Club for serving.

On Thursday, Heidi Townsend filled in for Ramona Johnson.  After DEAR time, the kids worked on making a book about what they had done over the summer. The covers of the books were coloring pages made from pictures of the kids.

As they finished up working on their books, the kids went outside to make sidewalk art with chalk and play kick ball.

Thanks to Mark Lehew and Susan Howard of Doc’s Place for providing chicken and french fries for lunch. Thanks to Carol Prewitt for serving.

Friday was the last day of the 2019 Summer Reading Program 🙁

After Drop Everything And Read, Ramona Johnson showed the kids how to churn butter with a family churner over 100 years old.

Once all of the kids churned the butter, they each got to taste a sample alone and on some bread.

Next, it was time for lunch. Thanks to Juan Alvarez and his team at Sonic for providing grilled cheese and tater tots for lunch. Thanks to Melicia McFadden for picking it up.

Thanks to Ramona Johnson and Heidi Townsend for planning activities last week. Thanks to Karlee Berthiaume for her assistance. Thanks to Brittney Helterbran for all of her help.

Thanks to Jazmine Simon, Presley Parker, Merzedez Brown, Jon Campiche, Tye Kier, and Tegan Kier for volunteering to help with activities and serving lunch.

Thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors, local businesses and organizations that made the 2019 Waurika Summer Reading Program a great success!

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