How to Help Kids Fall in Love with Reading: A Manifesto

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City-County Library

"My kid knows HOW to read; she just doesn't do it, no matter what we do."

"My students don't see the value of reading books!"

"All my son wants to do is play video games. Reading for pleasure? We have a hard enough time getting him to come to the dinner table!"

Thanks, Mo Willems!

By Kena Hardin, Children's Library Associate, Central Library

I learned a lot about early literacy skills when I was in school and preparing for my new position. However, there is something special about witnessing the effects of these early literacy skills in action.

On the Road Again! Great Audiobooks for the Entire Family

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

Do you have a road trip planned this summer? Do you tend to enjoy music while driving and let the children play handheld games or watch movies (with headphones, of course) to keep them from bickering or whining? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, I'd like to suggest an alternative: audiobooks! 

New In The Digital Collections: May 2018

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Spencer Williams


In May 2018, TCCL uploaded 237 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 38,908 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include:


Huzzah, huzzah, summer reading is finally here! The Tulsa City-County Library wants babies and children to LOVE reading and learning. That's why, for the fourth decade we are offering a Summer Reading Program for children from infants through 5th grade. (There are also programs for everyone else: tweens, teens, and adults!)

Learn more at - or visit one of our 24 library locations around the city and county to sign up and start your reading adventure!