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’?

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?

Changes to the Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library annual book sale is a much-loved event in our community.  Many people buy several boxes of books, enough to last them until the next sale!  It is always fun to watch them stream in at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  The room fills up quickly with very serious  and excited… Continue Reading Changes to the Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Smithsonian is Coming!

Baseball. Football. Basketball. Soccer. Bowling. Cycling. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more are gathered on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. And that is certainly true in Miami, Oklahoma! The Miami… Continue Reading The Smithsonian is Coming!