Community Garden Coming Soon!

The Miami Public Library is concerned about the health of our community.  Part of the reason for our poor health is that out of 77 Oklahoma counties, Ottawa County ranks 39th in vegetable consumption and 45th in fruit consumption.  Poor health literacy, or not having the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and… Continue Reading Community Garden Coming Soon!

Art in April

  Fourth and fifth graders learned about Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, and Vincent Van Gogh at the Miami Public Library during our Art in April program.  After learning each artist, children were given the opportunity to create their own works of art.  They used tissue paper to create collages, painted flowers on tiles… Continue Reading Art in April

Book Sale April 23 & 24

  The Friends of the Miami Public Library will hold their final annual book sale on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Miami Civic Center.  Thousands of books will be available for as cheap as 3 for a $1.  While this… Continue Reading Book Sale April 23 & 24

Miami Public Library Adult Literacy Program

  Representative Ben Loring stopped by the Library last week to present the Adult Literacy Program with a $7,000 grant awarded to the program by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Did you know that 14% of adults are functionally illiterate? This means that they may struggle with every day tasks that require reading skills beyond… Continue Reading Miami Public Library Adult Literacy Program