Adult Literacy Students Visit the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market

We are so excited that the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market is thriving! A few of our adult literacy students took part in a health literacy event in which we discussed the health benefits of eating tomatoes and also learned some fun facts about them. (Did you know that as of 2013, the world’s heaviest tomato,… Continue Reading Adult Literacy Students Visit the Ottawa County Farmer’s Market

Summer Reading Program 2016

Wow! Can you believe that as little as twenty minutes a day spent reading can make a big difference in a child’s overall literacy skills?  Summer is a time for most children to enjoy freedom from the classroom and school assignments.  And yes, we all need a break at times. But summer is also a… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program 2016

Continue Your Education on Your Library’s Website!

A part of our mission is to provide for lifelong learning, and one of the ways we do that is through providing some top-notch learning resources on the library website.  All you need is a library card and internet access and you are on your way to learning a foreign language, practicing for the GED,… Continue Reading Continue Your Education on Your Library’s Website!

“I Went to a Garden Party…”

The Health Literacy Project Partners, Ottawa County Health Department, Northeastern Tribal Health Systems, OSU Extension Office, and Miami Public Library recently hosted a garden party at the Community Garden located on the grounds of the Ottawa County Health Department.  Community members were invited to view the beds, examine future plans for expansion, and enjoy refreshments.… Continue Reading “I Went to a Garden Party…”

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

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