The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
For the computer user, Suburban Acres has 20 computers.
There is one meeting room that accomdates 50 chairs.
The walls of the library are accented with Kente and Adinkra fabrics and groupings of traditional carved masks and artifacts from several African countries.
Fireplace & Lounge Area
Suburban Acres Library is an After-School Homework Club location. Schedule: Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-5:55pm. Parents/Guardians of Students must register online and parents must meet with the Facilitator before or by the first appointment in order to sign the consent form.
Suburban Acres Library has introducted a new concept in library services to Tulsa County library users and are now one of four (Bookmobile included) Seed Libraries in the city. There are seed packets available for check at these library service desks with a limit being 5 seeds per check out. Seed packets will rotate bi-annually to accomodate the season. Seed packets can be requested and routed to any library in the system for pick up. More information is available via the link below:
As one of the most recognized buildings in the area, the Suburban Acres Library remains a premier neighborhood attraction for its residents. With just 4,200 square feet to house its collection and a 99-year lease with Tulsa Public Schools, the Suburban Acres Library opened their doors in 1963. Adjacent to the McLain 7th Grade Academy (old Alcott Elementary School), the library is viewed as a safe place for neighborhood children, youth, and families. The library became a hub for the neighborhood by serving its many families, schools, and businesses. In the early years of operation the Suburban Acres Library was one of the locations that headquartered the Bookmobile. Librarians at Suburban Acres Library include Helen Norvell, Juanita Bryden, Ina Lee Weathers Mullings, Beverly Hogan Joyce, Angeline Welch, Linda Bayley, Ruby Duckett, Marilou Marler, Mark Goetz, Ava Nurse, and Sherrie Wallace (current manager).
After 35 years of valued service, the library received a much needed renovation and expansion thanks to the successful passing of the countywide bond in 1998. During construction, the library served customers from a temporary site in the Gibb’s Shopping Center. After nine months of construction work, the newly renovated building re-opened to an excited community. With an additional 2,500 sq. ft., bright paint colors, and African inspired art and wall hangings, the library makes a bold statement to the customers that use the building. A new meeting room, fireplace, main entrance, additional computers, parking and restrooms made the Suburban Acres Library a jewel in a very appreciative community. In 2008-2009, additional improvements introduced a new lobby, totally renovated restrooms and an updated look to the paint scheme inside the building. The new colors brought more warmth and a more inviting atmosphere to the building which is the feel that the Suburban Acres Library strives to offer community residents. In 2012 & 2015, the Suburban Acres Library introduced to library user’s self–service equipment that allows for no wait service. The spring of 2012 was the perfect time for an addition of outdoor seating with a bench installed for customers to enjoy. In November 2013, Suburban Acres Library celebrated their Centennial year with a celebration commemorating 50 years of service to their valued customers. Plans are set for Suburban Acres Library to transition to the new Zone Service Model in 2017….keep an eye out for these progressive and exciting changes!