All locationswill be closed for Labor Day on Mon, Sep 5
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.
Conversing fluidly about books is an essential skill for librarians. We need to be able to describe a book in a way that identifies the specific appeals of the book; the characters, storyline, setting, language, etc., which draw a reader to it.
I was a reader long before the Internet took over the world. These days it’s easy for book junkies like me to find good books to read. Thousands of titles and authors, book reviews and articles, reader ratings and reviews are at my fingertips. This wasn’t always the case.
Have you exhausted every title by your favorite author? Do you want to get out of a reading rut with something different? We can help you find Your Next Great Read. Simply fill out a survey about your reading preferences and interests, and a Readers Adviser will create a personalized reading guide with suggested authors and titles that you might enjoy.
Last year I started a tradition with my (then) 2-year-old niece, Scarlett. Her Christmas Eve gift from us would be a new pair of pajamas, hot chocolate, and 1 or 2 seasonal stories for bedtime. I wanted to give her a tradition that she could always associate with warmth, family, and reading. I had a wonderful time exploring all of the holiday picture books last year—many of which I remembered from my own childhood.
Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences.