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!

Summer Computer Classes

Intermediate Computer Classes MS Word, Pt. 1 Wed., June 10, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use Microsoft Word to format and edit text and create professional looking documents. MS Word, Pt. 2 Thurs., June 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to use the page layout features, set tabs and indents, and proof your documents. MS Word… Continue Reading Summer Computer Classes

Summer Reading Program

Themed “Dig Into Reading,” this year’s SRP is full of all kinds of digging, from digging in the garden to digging into the past. From worms to ants to Prairie dogs we’re digging reading! There are programs for children of all ages from 3 – 99! Many wonderful performers will be here including Eileen Castle… Continue Reading Summer Reading Program