Tulsa City-County Library Celebrates National Library Week

 

Libraries stand as a beacon of knowledge in a community – an unwavering resource to any person who enters the book-filled stacks.

   To recognize the library’s importance in the community, Tulsa City-County Library presents “Lives Change @ Your Library,” during National Library Week, April 13-19.        

   The weeklong celebration highlights ways libraries can benefit all citizens.  Tulsa City-County Library features more than 1.5-million items to choose from.  Enjoy books for children, tweens, teens and adults.  Customers also can enjoy Wi-Fi, computers, copiers, printers, fax service and business databases.  Ask a librarian about meeting rooms, study areas and other gathering places for individuals, small groups and larger events for non-profits or small businesses.  Library cards are free to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Tulsa County.

          Use your library card to access these free services…

  • Download Digital Magazines – Read and download digital issues of your favorite magazines for free.  Choose from more than 125 magazines.
  • Stream Movies – Streaming movies offers thousands of movies and TV shows on demand.
  • Download Music – Download and keep up to five free songs per week.  Choose from over 7-millon songs.
  • Learn a Language – Mango is an online language program that helps you learn by listening to native speakers and engaging in interactive lessons.
  • Get Homework Help Now! – K-12 students and others can connect online to a live tutor for help with their homework.  Homework Help Now! is available seven days a week, 2 -11 p.m.  Writing and skills building also are offered.
  • Find a Job Now! – Get online job assistance from your home, including expert resume help, interview coaching, GED test preparation and career assistance.
  • Download the Mobile App – Download the library’s App to your smartphone, www.tccl.us/App.  Convenience is the key to connecting with a librarian, searching the library catalog, downloading the latest eBook and sharing your insight with other readers.

  

   From Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18, the campaign is hosting several social media promotions.  All participants will be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a Kindle Fire. Details and official rules available on the @ your library website. Promotions include:

  • Snap a selfie: Local celebrities, library staff and library supporters are encouraged to take a selfie and share their story of how the library has changed their life.  Use the Lives change @ your library word balloon or get creative and make your own.  Photos can then be uploaded to Flickr to the Lives change @ your library group, or tweeted or posted to Facebook using the hashtags #liveschange and #nlw14.  Librarians can download the Lives change @ your library word balloon from the National Library Week website.
  • Camera shy supporters are encouraged to tweet their change using the hashtags #liveschange and #NLW14. Library supporters that need more than 140 characters can submit their stories the You belong @ your library story collection database.

      National Library Week is observed at libraries across the nation and is sponsored by the American Library Association each April.  The purpose is to remind citizens of the library’s importance and relevance in providing information.

   For more information on National Library Week or other library programming, call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s website, www.tulsalibrary.org.

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