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Proposed Academic Standards Online for Public Review

The State Board of Education established a steering committee to develop new standards in math and English/language arts by 2016 after the Legislature passed a law last year repealing Common Core standards.

Drafts of the proposed Oklahoma academic standards for math and English/language arts are now available for public review online.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is encouraging interested Oklahomans to review the proposed standards, which cover pre-K through 12th grade.

Sometimes You Can Go Home Again by Cindy Hulsey

If you're looking for a satisfying beach read, try The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos. Thirty-something Taisy Cleary and her twin brother Marcus have been estranged from their heartless, pompous, brilliant father Wilson for most of their adult lives.

New In The Digital Collections: June 2015 Update

cain's ballroom
In June 2015, TCCL uploaded 420 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 32,678 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include: 

Walls Appearing

Wall framing continues on all floors with the Lower Level being the primary area of focus.  Whereas the first, second and third levels of the renovated Central Library will be mostly large, open, public areas, the lower level will include the Aaronson Auditorium, Reception, Conference Room, staff offices and workrooms.

For more construction photos go to this link on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tulsalibrary/sets/72157643021181405

Light Summer Reads

I don’t know about you, but when Oklahoma’s hot sticky weather arrives I find it difficult to read dark, dreary books. It takes too much energy. I suggest you enjoy a margarita by the pool or curl up under the air conditioning with a glass of lemonade and sink into one of these feel-good books.

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