Kids Read

Get Storytime In Your Pocket!

Now you can carry great library learning your pocket! The Tulsa City-County Library is proud to announce the release of our Build-A-Reader app, which combines practical literacy tips, great book suggestions, and videos of library staff demonstrating brain-building (and fun!) songs, fingerplays, and activities to do with your child.

It's FREE, and you can find it in your mobile device's app store by searching "Tulsa City-County Library."

Reading and All of the Feels

The Books To Treasure program is in its 14th year of connecting children to the very best in illustration for children's literature! (For more about this exciting initiative, see the Books To Treasure web site.) This year's featured illustrator is Rafael Lopez, and Tito Puente, Mambo King is the featured book.

"Owl Babies" Plumbs Depths of Fear & Love

As any parent or teacher will tell you, children feel things deeply - particularly fear and love. One classic picture book explores these emotions in a sensitive and gentle way. In "Owl Babies" by Marting Waddell, three young owl siblings must wait for their mother as she hunts in the woods.

While the youngest cries, again and again, "I want my Mommy!", the older owls explain why she is gone. (Who among us hasn't wanted our Mommys, even as grownups?)

Homework Help (& More) Is a Click Away!

Public libraries are natural places for learning, so it's not suprising that you can find a plethora of learning-related resources for children on, including...

  • Live tutoring online every day 2 to 11 p.m.

A squad of certified tutors are available every day from 2 until 11 p.m. to help with homework and explain concepts. All tutoring is done online (through the web site link above), making it convenient and immediate.

Play, Learn, Read @ the NEW Central Library!

It's been three years in the making, but the Central Library's renovation is complete, and we're open for business! Come on down and check out all of the great NEW elements, especially in the Children's Department.

Here are three features for children and families you should be sure to check out:

  • Book Bins

Little hands and eyes can flip through child-sized bins of books directly at their eye level - filled with beautiful, funny, lovely picture books chosen and curated by professional children's librarians.