Making Masks

In spite of Tulsa City-County Library branches remaining closed, TCCL staff are busy working remotely to develop content and resources for customers, caregivers and teachers in Tulsa County and beyond.

Starting 9 a.m. on Monday, March 30, our AskUs service is offering assistance with library information including available resources and services, reference questions and online services via email, text and IM/Chat following our regular business hours. Our AskUs telephone service will be actively taking calls beginning Wednesday, April 1.

What TCCL Is Doing

Virtual Events

Virtual Events
Visit https://events.tulsalibrary.org/events to see what staff have planned for virtual storytimes, readers advisory and programs for children, teens and adults.

So, check back here often to see what we've got planned over the next several weeks while our buildings are closed. We will also promote these events on our social media channels.

Together Apart: Covid-19 in Green Country

Together Apart

Together Apart: Covid-19 in Green Country
Help us tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic through sharing your photos, videos, artwork, essays, short stories and poetry. Your submissions will become part of our permanent digital collections. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org/together-apart to submit.

Partnering With the Community

Our CEO, Kimberly Johnson, reached out to partner with RSU TV to broadcast our educational library programming on television. Join TCCL staff for storytime on RSU TV on Fridays from 9-11 a.m.

TCCL contacted KWGS and they have agreed to advertise our digital services available remotely while our buildings are closed.

Tulsa Public Schools
Staff are collaborating with Tulsa Public Schools for additional education enrichment opportunities for students doing remote learning. 

Helping Our Neighbors

Sewing Masks

Several staff are creating masks to be donated to first responders using TCCL’s 3D printers and sewing machines. 

Hand Sanitizer
TCCL’s Research Wizard staff were contacted to study the ingredients in hand sanitizer so local businesses can make it to donate to first responders.

TCCL’s Starbucks and facilities staff donated coffee and food items to the medical staff at Hillcrest Hospital last Friday.

Innovation in a Time of Crisis

3D masks

3D-printed Masks
Staff are using our 3D printers to print masks that will be donated to first responders.

Staff Connectivity and Expanded Services
Staff are working remotely and connecting to each other through teleconferencing programs, Skype and email. Multiple staff are trading shifts to answer customer questions through our AskUs hotline and preparing reading lists for teens, tweens and adults. Also, staff are working with our service vendors to provide information on resources available remotely during this crisis, including expanded services for eBooks and remote access to Ancestry.com which had only been available at our library locations until recently.

Virtual Library Events
Our buildings may be closed, but you can't stop the creative staff of TCCL from developing programming options from their living rooms to share on our social media channels. Stay tuned for more details about storytimes and other programming for all ages.

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