News and Events
BE YOUR BEST THROUGH ACTS OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE FOR KIDS
The Bartlesville Public Library will be hosting a four-session program, presented by Mid-America Karate, during the month of August. Each Saturday at 10:00, beginning August 8th, kids ages 4 – 10 may participate in these free, hour-long sessions to be held in the library’s upstairs meeting room.
“This program is designed to help your children improve their leadership skills through confidence building, showing respect and showing acts of kindness,” says Cathey Scoles, a director at Mid-America Karate in Bartlesville. “Over the four-week program we will talk about what it takes to be a good leader, how to respond to bullying using peaceful confidence, and how to break bad habits. The kids will also participate in an Acts of Kindness Challenge. The person with the most acts of kindness done during the month will win one month of free karate lessons at Mid-America Karate!”
Laura Pryce, youth services librarian, says “We are thrilled to offer this wonderful program. I think it’s a great way for the kids to get into the right mindset for the beginning of school!”
EBOOKS & MORE
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/
Directions for Kindle Fire Users
Directions for Kindle eReader Users (not Kindle Fire)
Directions for Tablet Users (including iPad and Nook Color/HDX, etc.)
Directions for eReader Users (not tablets and not Kindles, plain eReaders)
Directions for borrowing eAudiobooks and Music
FINDING A GREAT BOOK
Online tools to help you find a great read:
- Book Psychic
- 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.