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Summer Reading Program: FREE Entertainment!

Tulsa City-County Library's Summer Reading Program begins on May 30! There's a program for every person in your family - babies, children, teens, and adults - to earn great prizes just for reading.

But there's another side of summer reading in Tulsa that is especially great for families looking for summer fun: hundreds of FREE entertainment programs at every one of our 24 library locations throughout the summer!

Do your kids like magicians? We've got 'em!

What about juggling? They will see how to juggle...whatever!

A Picture Is Worth...A Thousand Learning Moments

The month of May is National Photography Month (NPM)! Use this celebration, which the United States Congress officially recognized beginning in 1987, to support the literacy and learning growth of your child.

Here are just a few ways to use NPM in creating rich learning moments:

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, a Reading and Book Basket!

You know that libraries are full of books, but did you know that those books are carefully curated and purchased by professional librarians? The Tulsa City-County Library's Collection Management department selectors spend 100% of their time using their knowledge of our community to choose the very best in books that go on library shelves.

The librarians who choose these books have years of experience working with kids in libraries and are especially adept in finding books that children will love.

Mr. Rogers and the Kindness Collection

The inimitable children's TV host Mr. Rogers said, "There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind."

This is a lesson we surely want to share with our children (and try to remember for ourselves!). One way to do this is to find, read, and talk about picture books with children that introduce the concepts of kindness and empathy.

Here's my "Kindness Collection" - a few of my favorite books for children that will help you have conversations about kindness with your kids:

I'm Taking A Trip This Summer And Need To Learn How To Communicate With The Locals. Can The Library Help Me Learn A Foreign Language?

Yes, we have a database called Mango that is great for learning or practicing a foreign language. The lessons use a combination of audio and visual cues to give a more comprehensive guide to understanding words and phrases.

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