Early Literacy Basics

Children who have been read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, better language skills, and are more interested in books. And recent research indicates it is never too early to start preparing little ones for reading success. The term “early literacy” refers to everything babies and children know about reading BEFORE they… Continue Reading Early Literacy Basics

Take our survey for a chance to win a Fire tablet!

Do you live, work, go to school, or shop in Miami, Oklahoma?  We want to know what you think!  Do you use the library?  Do you use our website?  What could we do to better serve you?  Take our brief survey – only 9 questions – and include your name and phone number for a… Continue Reading Take our survey for a chance to win a Fire tablet!

What’s Cookin’?

Things are really cooking at the Miami Public Library.  Our Health Literacy Project, a cooperative partnership between the Miami Public Library, INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Northeastern Tribal Health Systems, Ottawa County Health Department, and Ottawa County DHS, includes cooking classes for kids!  Families were invited through school based social workers and tribal health workers… Continue Reading What’s Cookin’?

Can You Walk the Route?

On January 26, 2015, 18 intrepid leaders stepped up to lead 18 teams to virtually walk Route 66.  Each team leader was given pedometers and record sheets for their team members.  Every week, team members report the total miles they walked the previous week.  Team leaders add up all the miles for their team and… Continue Reading Can You Walk the Route?