News and Events
Library Reads is a new book recommendation program that highlights public librarians' favorite new books. This grassroots virtual community, open to all public library staff, serves as a national "staff picks" list, featuring ten adult titles each month that library staff have read, loved and cannot wait to share with their patrons. November's List is here.
BPL BOOK CLUBS (All are welcome to attend)
Gentle Reads (Third Thursday): January 16 @ 2pm DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT by Anne Tyler.
Johnstone Irregulars (First Tuesday): December 3 @ 7pm BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter
Downloadable Books & Finding a Good Book
DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS & E-AUDIOBOOKS
Download e-books and e-audiobooks from our Oklahoma Virtual Library site: http://okvirtuallibrary.lib.overdrive.com/
FINDING A GREAT BOOK
Online tools to help you find a great read:
- Staff Picks
- BookLetters: New and Notable
- Award Winning Books
- BookLetters email newsletters: Sign up and recieve lists of books and audiobooks on a regular schedule.
- The Dear Reader online book clubs are a great way to sample new books. Each day we'll email you a 5-minute portion of a book. During the week you can read 2-3 chapters and decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday we start new books. Sign up here and start reading.
Pick up a free copy of Book Page the next time you are in the library. This monthly "book newspaper" is an excellent way to find out about new and notable titles.
The Library subscribes to Bookmarks magazine, which can be found in the Periodical Room, near the Reference Desk.
Want to buy books? We have an online bookstore with ABE Books. The Friends of the Library have a booksale in our lobby each Wednesday from 10 to 3.