Please join us at the Waurika Public Library at 5 p.m. on January 19th as we welcome our new librarian, Darren Biby. Darren grew up in Waurika and graduated from Waurika High School in 1992. After graduation, he attended Oklahoma State University and majored in Computer Science. Previously, Darren was the Purchasing Supervisor and Project Manager for Manheim Auto Auction in Ft. Worth Texas.
Friends of Waurika Public Library
Waurika Public Library Board
Summer Reading Begins June 1!
Waurika Public Library will again join with other local organizations, groups and businesses to offer daily summer programming and lunch for children.
Children who have completed Pre-K – entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to participate in programming and ANY school aged child is invited to come eat lunch.
What are your Superpowers? Can you:
- Lay magical eggs
- Roar like a lion
- Jump over tall buildings
- Fly real high
- Catch lightning bolts
- Become as small as an ant
Get signed up soon!
Children must be registered to attend. It’s free to participate.
Scholastic Book Fair a success!
Despite unpredictable weather, and the cancelation of other planned events, the first Friends of Waurika Public Library Scholastic Book Fair was a great success! We appreciate the support of those who attended and found fabulous books for the little ones in their life.
The book fair grossed over $1,700.00. 40% of those profits will allow the library to shop scholastic and order new books for children and young adults. Woo hoo!
STEM in Summer Reading
Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services have provided funding from ‘The Kid IS the rocket’ grant for the library to purchase AWESOME materials to incorporate more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into summer programs. Kids attending 2015 summer programs will use the following materials to build, perform, video, and edit a summer skit.
- Mr. McGroovy’s Rivets
- Apple ipads
- Cardboard boxes
Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma
We are on summer break for books discussions, but will start back in August and continue our Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, discussion with a new theme.
Sign up today to be notified when discussion books arrive!
- August 25, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson
- September 8, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- The Chosen by Chaim Potok
- September 22, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- October 13, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban
- November 10, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.- Recovering: A Journal by May Sarton
Here’s what OHC has to say about Friendship
Casual or intense, our friendships hold the power to enrich and sustain us.
Casual or intense, our friendships hold the power to enrich and sustain us. In them we discover, express, and measure ourselves; through them we grow. Yet these seemingly familiar relationships remain complex and various, opening to us a range of discoveries that carry us between solitude and communion–between aloneness and a sharing of self with others. For some people, perhaps more for men than for women, friendship is a matter of shared activity–a golf game, a theater outing. For some, it resides in fascination with what is different from oneself, while for others it thrives on shared interests and potentialities.
What does friendship mean to you? What is your favorite book on friendship?
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
In honor of Read Across America, and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the library encouraged children who attended the annual Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration to asked to be read to everyday in March. The children kept track of days they were read to with a sticker log, and then returned the sticker log to be entered in a drawing for prizes.
- Kayleigh Brown
- Aspyn Fox
- Kenedi Rayne
These sweet girls won great new books provided by Friends of Waurika Public Library, jump passes to Jump For Joy Party Play Center in Wichita Falls, TX, and a free sonic gift card provided by Waurika Sonic.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration 2015
You’ll find almost 600 titles to chose from. You’ll love the videos for kids, the documentaries and classic movies.
You’ll need a library card. Check out the collection through OK Virtual Library >
Finally, summer is here! Come in to the library to stock up on juicy summer reads.
Our book picks are perfect for lazy days by the water.
- The Book of Life: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
- The Magician’s Land: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)by Lev Grossman
- All Fall Down: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
- Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King
- The One & Only: A Novel by Emily Giffin
- City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
- A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry) by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
- The Vacationers: A Novel by Emma Straub
- The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
- The Heist: A Novel by Daniel Silva