Community Connections - click to redirect to the Community Connections Page of the Miami Public Library website

Below is a list to get you started on connecting with others in the community.

If a website is available, we have linked it to the group name, and you can click on it.

Join a Group or Club

Arts & Humanities 

The Mission of the Ottawa County Arts & Humanities Council is to promote, encourage, coordinate, and support high-quality programs in the arts and humanities for the benefit of the community.

Meetings - 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Miami Public Library.

Arts & Letters Club

Began 1929, Club Flower - Rose, Meeting Dates - September through May - Second Fridays at 1:00 pm and luncheons at noon. The object of this club shall be to study literature and fine arts, to encourage community interest, and to promote higher ideals of intellectual, social, and moral value.

Members invite new members.

The Fireball Foundation

The Fire Ball Foundation supports the Ottawa County Volunteer Fire Departments through educational scholarships and departmental monetary awards. Visit us on Facebook. The Fire Ball Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Questions? Contact: Trinda Crow, President | 63960 East 140 Road Miami OK 74354 | 918 533 3649

Friends of the Coleman Theatre

The Friends of the Coleman is an organization established to promote the Coleman Theatre and assist in the renovations, repairs, maintenance, and improvements of the physical facilities. The organization was proposed in 1990, with its first by-laws adopted in August 1994.

Meetings - 4th Thursday of each month, 5:15 p.m. in the Coleman Ballroom.

Friends of Miami Public Library

The Friends of the Library publicly supports the Library and its policies. We also raise all funds to be spent exclusively for Library programs, services, and other designated Library needs. We encourage you to volunteer, get involved, donate, or join us and help us educate and enhance our community through reading and learning.

Meetings - 2nd Monday of each month, 5:15 pm at the Library.

Grand Lake Shrine Club

At Shriners Children’s, we are committed to reaching as many children as possible, wherever they may live, and offering them our unique, patient-centered, wrap-around care.

Kiwanis of Miami

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child, and one community at a time. Meets at NEO A&M - Bruce G. Carter Student Union. 200 I St. N.E., Miami, OK 74354.

Meetings - 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:00 PM.

Miami Elks Lodge #1320

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course, or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today's veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Meetings -  2nd & 4th Wednesday at 7:30 pm | Except November and December, 2nd Wednesday only | 401 South Main Street Miami OK 74354 | 918-542-4898

Ottawa County Family Connections Foundation

A non-profit foundation recognized by the state of Oklahoma that advocates and helps connect families of Autistic and Special needs individuals to local resources and other families within our own community. We also wish to bring in new resources that may be beneficial to our loved ones. We focus on bringing acceptance, awareness, education, support, and a brighter future to our County for all with special needs and their families.

Partners for Ottawa County, Inc.  (POCI)

The Partners for Ottawa County, Inc. (POCI) is a community coalition comprised of representatives from various agencies, organizations, businesses, civic groups, and governmental entities. It is through this network that POCI is not only able to identify the various needs within the county, but also able to harness the vast and diverse knowledge, experience and resources of its members to address and solve these issues. POCI provides the forum to unite members in a strong, dedicated alliance committed to accomplishing similar goals and objectives in order to improve the health and quality of life for the residents of Ottawa County.
Meetings - Once a month, Wednesday at noon.

Rotary Club of Miami

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Meetings - Every Tuesday at Noon | Paul Thomas Family Center 1527 N Main St Miami, OK 74354-2718.

Groups for Youth

4-H Club

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

Afton 4-H | Fairland 4-H | Miami 4-H  | Wyandotte 4-H

FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Join more than 17,000 student members from over 400 chapters across Oklahoma. FCCLA's Ultimate Leadership Experience equips members with real-world skills. FCCLA prepares members for careers through its four Career Pathways: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Visual Arts and Design.

Ask your child's school for more information!

Girl Scouts of America

Troop 26128 - Grades 1st - 4th | Join this group for meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., where your girl can participate in community service, life skills development, and STEM.

Troop 71387 - Grades 3rd - 7th | Join this group for meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., where your girl can learn and have fun at the same time! Interests are life skills, outdoors, and STEM.

Search Troops and Sign up on the Girl Scouts' Website

Lego League

Join the Kids' Connection at Miami Public Library in the upstairs meeting room for Lego-building fun! Find dates and times on the MPL Event Calendar or call the Youth Department with questions at 918-541-2292.

Teen Advisory Board @ Miami Public Library

When you join, you will help let us know what materials to order for the Teen Department, help plan events, and discuss important issues in our community. If you would like to be a part of this board, stop by the Miami Public Library and pick up an application packet today. Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Ages (13-18). 

Sports - General

Youth Athletic Development Foundation

Our goal is to strengthen community through development of future generations with emphasis on athletics, wellness, and academic excellence. Using a comprehensive approach to employ honesty, integrity, commitment, discipline, and accountability in youth.

Sports - Baseball

Fairland Youth Baseball

Miami Area Youth Baseball

Quapaw Youth Baseball

Wyandotte Bears Youth Baseball

Sports - Basketball

Quapaw Youth Basketball

Wyandotte, OK Youth Basketball

Sports - Cheer

Miami Wardog Youth Cheer

Quapaw Peewee Cheer

Wyandotte Youth Cheer

Sports - Football

Afton Youth Football

Commerce Youth Football

Fairland Peewee Football

Miami Wardogs Youth Football

Quapaw Youth Football

Wyandotte Youth Football

Sports - Soccer

Commerce Youth Soccer Association

To provide and promote the game of soccer for Commerce and the surrounding 4-state communities. To develop and educate children, youth, and adults, giving them the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of soccer.

Northeast Oklahoma Soccer Association

NEOSA's mission is to promote and improve youth soccer in our corner of Oklahoma!

Sports - Softball

Commerce Girls Softball League

Miami, Oklahoma Area Girls Softball League

Miami Area Girls Softball League: Afton, Commerce, Fairland, Miami, Quapaw, Welch, and Wyandotte is a rec softball league for about 450 girls that range in age from 4 - 14.

Quapaw Youth Softball

Wyandotte Youth Softball

Sports - Wrestling

Miami Take Down Club

Wyandotte Youth Wrestling Club

Food Resources

Farmers Markets

Ottawa County Farmers Market

Thursdays  May-August at 1129 E St. SW Miami, OK. Located in the Expo Building at the Fairgrounds in Miami, OK.  Every week, enjoy live music, food tastings, cooking demonstrations, free recipes, and giveaways! We welcome cash, credit & debit cards, SNAP benefits, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition benefits, and OKFresh.

Quapaw Farmers Market & Food Hub

The Quapaw Farmers Market & Food Hub offers local foods, free equipment rentals, a seed library, educational resources, and community events. The Quapaw Farmers Market hosts local producers twice (1st & 3rd Friday, May – October) per month at our indoor location, while the Quapaw Farmers Market & Food Hub extends hours throughout the week for a store-like shopping experience.

Food Insecurity

Blessing Boxes

Bring what you can, take what you need

  • All Saints’ Episcopal Church | 225 B St NW, Miami, OK 74354
  • Miami First United Methodist Church | 200 B St NW, Miami, OK 74354
  • Miami Public Library | 200 N Main Miami, OK 74354
  • Miami Tribe Housing Authority | 702 Oak St North Miami, OK 74354
  • Quapaw First Baptist Church | 419 Kentucky St, Quapaw, OK 74363
  • Washington Elementary | 1930 B St NE Miami, OK 74354

Local Food Pantries

  • Abounding Faith Ministries | 410 M St NW, Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-6243
    • By Appointment
  • Afton Housing Authority  | Afton, OK 74331 | 918-276-2192
    • Every Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Catholic Charites Rural Outreach / Ottawa Co.  | 2515 N Main St, Miami, OK 74354 | 918-949-4673
    • First Friday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Commerce Assembly of God | 600 S Mickey Mantle Blvd Commerce, OK 74339 | 918-975-5222
    • Open M, W, Th 7 am-3 pm (Once a month)
  • Faith Assembly of God - Corner of HWY 60 and N. Main Wyandotte, OK | 918-678-5300
    • Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 am - 4 pm, income-based
  • First Baptist Church Loaves & Fishes | 419 Kentucky St, Quapaw, OK 74363 | 918-674-2788
    • The food pantry is open on the third Thursday of every month from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m.h
    • Must bring: Proof of Residence, Social Security Card for all members in the house, Drivers License/ID of whoever is picking up food
    • The Clothes Closet is open simultaneously as Loaves and Fishes and offers clothing for those needing tenderly worn clothes.
  • First Christian Church | 2424 N Main, St Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-9816
    • Open daily - 1 bag of emergency groceries
  • First Presbyterian Church | 1410 E Veterans Rd. Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-3388
    • Open M, T, Th, F 9 a.m. to noon - 1 bag of emergency groceries
  • New Day | 607 N Main North Miami, OK | 918-542-6286
  • New Hope Church | 2221 Rockdale Rd. Miami, OK 74354
    • Open 2nd Thursday of the month, 4 p.m - 6 p.m.
  • New Life Nazarene | 2525 E. Central Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-3847
    • Open Wednesdays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Meal, shower, laundry, bag of groceries
  • North Miami First Baptist Church Food Pantry | 600 Olive and Rose, North Miami, OK | 918-542-0225
    • Call for information
  • Salvation Army/ Miami (Pantry) | 1915 N Main St, Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-3467
    • Every Tuesday & Thursday, 9 am - 12 pm


  • DOC Services / Miami (Seniors) / Craig, Delaware and Ottawa County | 2401 Denver Harner Dr, Miami, OK 74354 | 918-257-4825
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11:30 pm - 2 pm
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of OK (Seniors) | Wyandotte, OK 74370 | 918-238-5600
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Miami Tribal Nutrition Center (Seniors) | 2307 Newman Rd, Miami, OK 74354 | 918-961-1457
    • Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
  • Wyandotte Nation (Seniors) | 64700 US-60, Wyandotte, OK 74370 | 918-678-6327
    • Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Is nothing listed for your area? Check out the Food Pantry Location Finder for more resources.

For a list of Tribal and Government Assistance Programs, visit the Ottawa County Resource Directory.


Books, Reading, & Education

Let's Talk About It Book Discussions

Since 1985, Oklahoma Humanities has strengthened communities by connecting Oklahomans through its dynamic book club program, Let’s Talk About It.  Literature is a catalyst for meaningful conversations, encouraging readers to reflect on their experiences, share thoughts and ideas, consider diverse perspectives, and gain new insight.

Meet people who share a love of reading!  Come to one session, or join for an entire series.  Programs are free and open to all. Hosted by Miami Public Library | 200 N Main St Miami, OK 74354.

Miami Public Library Genealogy Social 

The Miami Public Library Genealogy Department has a group for genealogy enthusiasts! The group will allow genealogists in the area to meet and share knowledge! Dates and times vary. Information can be found on the Facebook Group or by calling the Genealogy Department at 918-541-2292.


Dance Academy - Christi Leonard

Fab & Fearless Dance

Flipout Power Tumbling

Miami Elite Cheer & Tumble


Public Dungeons & Dragons Group

Meets: At Miami Public Library Every Thursday, 5-7 pm (except when closed for Holidays)

Miami Public Library Bingo

Play bingo for prizes!

Meets: At Miami Public Library every first Wednesday of the month, 6-7 pm (except when closed for Holidays)

Miami Public Libary Dungeons & Dragons

Meets: One Monday a Month at Miami Public Library | Call MPL Youth Department for details at 918-541-2292

Teen Game Nights (Ages 13-17)

Meets: The First Monday of the Month in the upstairs meeting room of Miami Public Library from 5 - 7 p.m except when closed for holidays.


Grand Lake Boaters Facebook Group

This is a Group for Grand Lake boaters to share pictures and memories of the lake.

Plant Babes Facebook Group

This group is all about plants, baby!! Share pictures of props you would like to trade!!


The Calico Quilters Guild

Open to anyone interested in quilting. Can contact Vice President Neecy Tune with questions at 918-533-1523.

Meets:  the first Friday of the month at the Senior Center, 2104 Denver Harner Drive.

Cotton Pickin Quilts

Offers to help people new to needle art. 612 Nebraska Rd, North Miami, OK | (918) 542-2836

A group meets informally on Thursdays to sew and visit.

Miami Public Library Craft Group

The Miami Public Library will be hosting a monthly craft night! All ages are welcome to attend! Bring your current craft project to the library to chat and hang out with fellow crafters in a creative space!

Call MPL for details at 918-541-2292.

Meets: On the 3rd Wednesday of every moth, 6PM-7PM.


American Red Cross: Volunteering, Training, and Certification

Miami Pickleball Club

Miami Public Library Health Literacy Program

Miami OK Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

Ottawa County Disc Golf Club

Theatre & Music

Miami Little Theatre

Miami Little Theatre is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1959. Our actors, directors, stage crew, set builders, and board of directors are 100% volunteers. We are proud to bring art and entertainment to the city of Miami, Oklahoma. Join us in celebrating over 60 years of quality community theatre!

The Studio

1-on-1 personalized coaching & instruction for all ages and levels
♫ Voice ♫ Piano ♫ Flute ♫ Acting with Desirée Dillon and Andre Jones in Miami, OK, and Grove, OK

Resources for Businesses 

Miami Area Economic Development Service, Inc.

11 S Main St Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-8405

"MAEDS is focused on keeping and growing our existing primary employers, developing strategic workforce pipelines, supporting entrepreneurs, and welcoming new businesses to our community."

Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce

11 S Main St Miami, OK 74354 | 918-542-4481

The Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the Voice of Business for Miami and Ottawa County. Our 501(C)6 Not-for-Profit organization was created in 1950 to unite businesses and professional men and women together for the purpose of promoting city and commercial progress to build a better community. The Miami Regional Chamber continues to serve corporate entities, small businesses, non-profit organizations, manufacturers, and individuals.

Oklahoma Business Hub

Connecting Oklahomans to business services in one centralized place.

If you’re looking to start, make changes, or grow a business in the state of Oklahoma then you’re in the right place. The Oklahoma Business Hub strives to provide Oklahomans with the resources and tools to accomplish their goals. Localized information has been gathered here to make finding answers quicker so you can focus more time on your business.

Ottawa County Oklahoma

Find information relating to a variety of topics for Ottawa County, Oklahoma. From forms, fees, and permits to job postings, public meetings, and a list of County Officials.

Animals & Wildlife

Animal Welfare and Adoption Agency

Bee Removal Source - Safe Removal of Honeybees

City of Miami Animal Control

  • Animal Ordinances - Learn the ordinances about animal ownership in Miami, Oklahoma. Some of the things listed include what animals you can have, how many you can have, vaccination requirements, and so much more.

Miami Animal Alliance

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife

Oklahoma Game Warden

Veterinary Partner: Petcare information by Veterinarians

Wildlife Removal and Prevention Services of NEO, LLC

Area Veterinary Offices

  • Baxter Springs Animal Hospital
    • Small Animal
    • (620) 856-2838 | 1340 Military, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
  • Fairland Animal Hospital
    • Large & Small
    • (918) 676-3235 | 56520 US-60, Fairland, OK 74343
  • Kemp Veterinary Hospital
    • Large & Small
    • (620) 856-2500 | 700 W 12th St, Baxter Springs, KS 66713
  • Hometown Pet Care -
    • Small Companion Animals, including pocket pets
    • 918-542-6111 | 1311 A St NE, Miami, OK 74354
  • Miami Animal Hospital
    • Large & Small
    • 918-542-2803 | 2620 N, State Hwy 69A, Miami, OK 74354
  • North Miami Animal Hospital
    • Small Animal
    • (918) 540-1700 | 2306 G St NW, Miami, OK 74354
  • Veterinary Center
    • Large & Small Animal
    • 918-542-1662 | 1916 E St SW, Miami, OK 74354

Emergency Pet Services

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Northwest Arkansas - Springdale, AR

24/7 - 365 days a year

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Southwest Missouri - Springfield, MO

Monday - Friday: 6:00 pm - 8:00 am | Saturday & Sunday: 24 hours | Open all Holidays

Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists - Tulsa, OK

24/7 - 365 days a year

Physical Wellness

Doggie Stylin' Grooming Parlor- Miami, OK

Find a Farrier

JoJo's Pampered Paws - Miami, OK

Kevasi K-9 B&B - Wyandotte, OK

Kelley's Paw Spa, LLC - Commerce, OK

Pup Culture, LLC - Miami, OK

Standing Water Kennels - Commerce, OK



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211 Online Resource Guide

Click to be redirected to Oklahoma's 211 Online Directory

For immediate help, dial one of the 24-hour-a-day helpline numbers:

Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211

Looking for help?

Here a list of groups or individuals who like to assist with different tasks for little or no cost.

Brian Cortner | Call or Text 405-338-5467

Hauling large items, lawn assistance

Digital Access Assistance

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

AT&T | 918-540-1410

BOLT Fiber | 844.256.BOLT

Easy Wireless | 918-542-7700

Qualifying customers can receive a FREE ACP service plan with UNLIMITED Data, Talk, and Text.

Sparklight (ACP) | 866-627-5975

Wisper Internet |  800-765-7772

Hot Spot Checkout at Miami Public Library | 918-541-2292

In fulfilling the Library's mission to foster digital inclusion, Miami Public Library lends mobile wireless hotspots to Library patrons through the "Wi-Fi To Go" service.

Device Workshops

Need help with your mobile phone?
Folks from Premier Wireless will be at the library from 10-11 a.m. in the small meeting room of Miami Public Library on the first Friday of each month to help you with any questions about your device! If you have questions, please call them at 918-533-8273!