UPDATE: The Waurika Public Library has reopened to the public during our regular hours.
Due to public health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, the Waurika Public Library will be closed until further notice.
You can continue to check out Ebooks online through the Overdrive app on your phone or tablet appstore. If you need your library card number to sign into Overdrive, please contact Darren Biby through Facebook messenger and I can provide it to you.
We will reopen as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
For updates on the Coronavirus in Oklahom from the Oklahoma Health Department, please visit OK Health Department’s Corona Virus page.
The 2019 Summer Reading Program will kick off on Monday, June 3. This year’s theme is ‘A Universe of Stories’ and a focus on space – with 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
The public library, community organizations and individuals care about your children. Together we’ve raised funds to offer daily educational programs and lunches to help keep your children’s minds and bodies fed this summer. Whether keeping track of the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they’ve read this summer, children who attend the Summer Reading Program keep their minds active and enter the new school year ready to succeed.
All children attending the program must be registered. The program will run each weekday through Friday, July 27 – with the exception of the July 4 holiday. Reading and activities will start at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Children attending the Summer Reading Program must be picked up by their parent, guardian or designee by noon each day.
The Summer Reading Program is free to attend for children entering first grade through fifth grade in the fall. Age limits have been established and must be enforced to ensure one teacher can plan and successfully deliver a program for all. Older school-aged children are welcome to participate as helpers – as space allows, and all school-aged children are welcome to join us for lunch.
For more information or registration forms, please visit the Waurika Public Library or call 580.228.3274.
Libraries Rock! This summer we’re all about music.
Waurika Public Library will again join with other local organizations, groups and businesses to offer daily summer programming and lunch for children.
Children enrolled in first grade through fourth grade in the fall are invited to participate in programming and ANY school aged child is invited to come eat lunch.
This year’s Program is scheduled to begin June 4th and conclude July 27th. The Program will be held M-F, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. There will be no programming on July 4th.
Please use the following links to download information, as well as the registration form for enrolling children into this year’s Summer Reading Program. Registration for this year’s Program should be completed and returned to the Waurika Public Library.
Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussions are starting at the library. To go with the theme of the Smithsonian Exhibit, this year’s theme is ‘Working to Survive: Surviving to Work’. Our first discussion will be August 8th at 5:30 pm. Our first book on this year’s list is ‘The Jungle’ by Upton Sinclair. The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power.
Discussions for Let’s Talk About It begin at 5:30 p.m.
by: Upton Sinclair
Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street
by: Herman Melville
by Kathryn Stockett
The Cliff Walk: A Job Lost and a Life Found
by: Don J. Snyder
Nickel and Dimed – On (Not) Getting By In America
by: Barbara Ehrenreich
For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/
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!
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.