Summer Reading Program

SRP2016#1  June calendar of events SRP2016#2  July calendar of events MPL wants to help you keep your children reading this summer. And the best way to do that is by joining us in On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to children, preschool through age 12, with programs, prizes,… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program

The Lego League

The Lego League meets every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the library. The League is currently made up of 4th and 5th grade boys who are passionate about Legos. You may be wondering what the connection is between Legos and books. Promoting play increases attention span, memory, creativity and language and vocabulary… Continue Reading The Lego League

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

Tumble Book Library

The Miami Public Library was recently chosen to participate in a pilot program sponsored by TumbleBookLibrary.com. Miami Public Schools have been invited by the library to be an educational partner in the program through March 31, 2016. Elementary schools will receive full access to the database free of charge. TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated,… Continue Reading Tumble Book Library

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’?