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Free Your Child! The Importance of Freedom of Choice in Reading

Our country just celebrated our Independence Day. (In my neighborhood, very loudly and with lots of fireworks!) If there is one value Americans hold dear, it is our freedom. Free to worship in the way we want, free to speak and protest, free to BE.

That freedom is key in helping your child become confident and independent readers. Research shows that children who have a free choice of what to read are more likely to read longer and with more attention.

New In The Digital Collections: June 2017 Update

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In June 2017, TCCL uploaded 46 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 36,791 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include: 

 

Summer Officially Has Begun And It's Heating Up. Is There A List Of Pool Or Splash Pads Around Town?

You're in luck! The library has a database called Tulsa Organizations and Services (or TOS) which includes a wealth of information about Tulsa area groups and facilities, goverment agencies and departments, and other local resources. Included in the database is a list of public swimming pools, water playgrounds, and splash pads open in the Tulsa County area this summer. 

5 Reasons You Should Teach Your Kids Traditional American Songs

I've got nothing against Katy Perry's music. I like a good Taylor Swift or Justin Timberlake song, and heaven knows, I have Miranda Lambert's latest CD on extreme repeat in my car.

But there's nothing better for children than hearing, learning, and singing traditional American folk songs.

Why?

New Book: Short Stories for Little Monsters

Most picture books for children feature a single narrative that carries from the first page until the last - a beginning, middle, and end, with a main character who wants something, encounters a problem, or must go somewhere.

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