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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) mentions Oklahoma Literacy

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) blogged about Celebrating Our Journey, a book published every year by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Literacy Resource Office that features stories written by literacy students around the state. Previous editions of the book have featured stories from the Ruth G. Hardman Literacy Program's students, and we are proud to see this series get some national recognition. You can see IMLS' blog post here.

School is back in session, and that means it's time for research papers. Where can I look for topic ideas?

The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country.

Books I Shouldn't Have Liked by Cindy Hulsey

I’m not really one for surprises, but occasionally it’s nice to be surprised by a book that you’re pretty sure you won’t like. This usually happens to me when the characters, writing style and story transcend the elements of the book that don’t appeal to me. A few examples:

September Adult Learner Book Club Book

September is coming up fast, and the book selected for Book Club this month is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 

From the library websiteBudding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. 

Precocious Protagonists by Cindy Hulsey

I have a soft spot in my heart for precocious protagonists—adolescent characters wise beyond their years, sometimes living in difficult circumstances, who can be both hilarious and heartbreaking. When I was a child I loved Harriet the Spy and I’m still delighted by smart-alecky kids—in literature, not in real-life!

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