The Perils of Precocious Readers: Finding appropriate titles for advanced kids

By Melody Palmer, Youth Librarian, South Broken Arrow Library

Often, parents of advanced readers struggle to find appropriate reading materials for their children. They frequently find books that challenge their child intellectually...but broach topics that children are not ready for emotionally at a tender age. So what can parents suggest that might interest their precocious child? Many classic works are appropriate for children reading at a 5th to 9th grade reading level.

On the road again: Family-friendly titles to listen to while driving this holiday season

By Tori Hamilton, Children's Library Associate, Glenpool Library

We all know that reading together is a great way to bring families closer, but during the busy holiday season, it can be difficult to find the time. Luckily, if your family is planning to take any road trips to visit friends or relatives over Christmas break, the library has a great selection of family-friendly audiobook titles that appeal to a broad range of ages. Check out this librarian's top three audiobook series recommendations, chosen for kid-appeal, adult-appeal, and amazing narrations.

The Case for a No-"Toy" Christmas

We're well into the season of articles and blog posts and morning news shows trumpeting "The Best Children's Toys of the Year" or "Hot Kids' Gifts for Christmas!"

These articles typically round up flashy new toys, organized by price point and age ranges, and always featuring happy, smiling children playing away.

New In The Digital Collections: November 2017 Update

bellview school tulsa


Bellview (or Belleview) School, later Lincoln E. School, located on the southeast corner of East 15th Street & South Peoria Avenue, 1915

Beryl Ford Collection, Accession #G0269, Rotary Club of Tulsa/TCCL/THS



Tell us about your kids & the library!

Children's librarians LOVE hearing about your kids. We especially love knowing how what we did in one storytime inspired you or your child to read more, or try out a new song at bedtime, or come back for more library fun!

But sometimes we forget to ask.

Well, we're asking now. 

In an effort to communicate our value to the community - specifically in early literacy programming (storytimes) - we are gathering stories about how real, everyday children and families benefit from the library.