Dear Readers,


“Build a Better World” is the theme of Enid Public Library’s 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program. Patrons are invited to try something new this summer: at home, in the community, throughout the country, and around the globe. Read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and give back to your community to build a better world. Registration takes place from May 1 – June 15. Programs include book talks, a coloring party, a Little Free Library build, making and donating tote bags from t-shirts for the YWCA, a Little Dresses for Africa Sew Along, and lunchtime performances of Lincoln Center Local. There are also reading challenges and activity sheets. Each completed activity sheets earns an entry into the drawing to win one of three Kindle Fires or a set of books. All programs are free of charge. For more information call the library at 580-234-6313. Here are more details of upcoming adult programs and activities.

The Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 2 with an all-ages outdoor party on the library’s east lawn. Summer reading programs have traditionally concentrated on children, to keep them reading during summer break, but here at the Enid Public Library we include all ages from pre-school through adult. Registrants for the adult component will receive a packet with a calendar of events and contest sheets that will serve as entries for prizes. This year’s prizes include books, gift baskets, and Kindle Fires! All contest sheets will need to be turned in by 2:00 on July 19th when the wrap-up party takes place. Adults do not need to be present to win.

Wonders of the National Parks, a Geology of North America, a Lunch & Learn series finishes up this month. It meets on Thursdays at noon. Bring a sack lunch and discover awe-inspiring natural landscapes and explore the geographical histories and mysteries of your national parks with National Geographic.

6/1                         Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches/Zion, Gunnison’s Black Canyon, Capitol Reef

6/8                         Mesa Verde and Ancient Settlements/The Colorado Rocky Mountains

6/15                       Montana’s Glacier and the Canadian Rockies/Big Bend on the Rio Grande and Saguaro

6/22                       Mammoth Cave, Wind Cave, Carlsbad Caverns/The Everglades and the Congaree Bottomland

6/29                       Voyageurs, Isle Royale, the Canadian Shield/Assembling North America, Park by Park

On June 6th we will host an Adults Play, Too! Fantastic Structures Coloring Party at 5:30. Participants will utilize artist Steve McDonald’s beautiful drawing of extraordinary architecture in this low-stress workshop.

Tai Chi returns to the library this summer at 4:30 on Wednesdays. This class is designed to allow everyone to participate, even those who use walkers, wheelchairs, or scooters. Through gentle stretching and strengthening exercises we will work to improve balance, strengthen muscles, and prevent falls. This series is presented by: Lesa K. Rauh, Garfield County OSU Extension.

On Saturday, June 10th our volunteer Jody will be available from 10:30-12:30 with free knitting and crochet lessons.

June’s Book Talk @ the Library will be a discussion on The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts.  The discussion will be held on June 13th at 6:00 pm. Copies of the book are available at the service desk.  If all of the copies are checked out, please ask to have the book put on reserve for you.

Lunch with Lincoln Center Local Presents: Curtain Up at 12:30 on June 14. Go behind the scenes for the first time ever to experience the intensive training of ballet’s brightest future stars as they prepare for their vital end-of- year performances. An all-Balanchine program features Serenade, and excerpts from Swan Lake, and Western Symphony. You bring lunch; we’ll provide drinks and dessert. This presentation was recorded at the David H. Koch Theater as part of Live From Lincoln Center on May 31, 2014.

Little Free Libraries build a better world by building community, sparking creativity, and inspiring readers. Help us build a better world by building a Little Free Library to be installed on the walk/bike path. The schedule of workshops is as follows.

June 20: Build It!               June 22: Paint It!              June 29: Finish It!

This program is designed for participants aged 16 & up.

Upcycle It! T-shirt Tote Bag.  Bring a clean, used t-shirt and turn it into a tote bag. The bags will be filled with personal care items and donated to the YWCA. Donations of unopened personal care products are appreciated. This program is designed for ages 16 & up.

Stop by and say hello at the Enid Farmers Market. The market is open 8-11 most Saturdays through September. We plan to have our Pop-up Library there at least one Saturday a month. If you would be interested in volunteering with the Pop-up or with the Market, please let me know!

The Friends of the Library is looking for members to give them new ideas and to help out with events and promotions. The Friends of the Library of Enid, OK supports the library by:

  • Volunteering
  • Sponsoring events, workshops, and programs
  • Advocating for library funding
  • Financial donations & purchases for the library
  • Managing the Friends Book Sale, planning special sales, and fundraising events

The next board meeting will be at 6:00 pm on June 12. This is a great opportunity to see meet other members and see what you might be interested in helping with.




Margo Holmes

Adult Programming and Development Coordinator

Enid Public Library

120 W. Maine, Enid OK 73701