August 2017

Dear Readers,

I hope that your summer is going well and that you are finding “cool” things to do. We’ve had a successful summer so far with 863 children, 165 teens, and 114 adults registered for the Summer Reading Program. We had 71 entries into the adult contest and gave away 9 bags full of books and 3 Kindle Fires!

Book Talk @ the Library will be held on August 8th at 6:00 pm with a discussion of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick. 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.

The Enid Public Library is thrilled to host “A Salute to their Sacrifices”, a joint project with the Library and Woodring Wall of Honor Veterans Park, on Friday, August 11 at 6:30 pm. Jon Welsh, KFOR Chopper 4 News Reporter, and US Army veteran, will share his thoughts on the positive aspects and challenges today’s warrior’s face. Elaine Johns will reveal the plans for the ML Beck Educational Center at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Please attend and see how you can help give our veterans a permanent salute to their sacrifices.

The library will host an After Hours Crafters Lock In on Friday August 18th from 6:00-8:00. When the library closes the crafters will come out to play. This is a BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) event. So leave the kids at home, bring snacks to share, and come play with the big kids.

Tai Chi continues through August 30th 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.

We are pleased to have author and Enid native, Joseph Bisben with us on August 31, to read from his new novel Skip Day. Skip Day, set in 1950’s Enid, is a kind of combination of “American Graffiti” meets “Animal House” with some pathos mixed in. Signed books will be available for purchase. He will read from his novel at 4:00 pm in the Great Plains Room and then sign and sell books from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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 August 14th. This is a great opportunity to meet other members and see what you might be interested in helping with.