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100 Books Before Graduation

Earn prizes and books for every 10 books read. To register, download the Beanstack app and track your progress. How often you read is all up to you.

Are you up to the challenge? Click here for more info

Unlimited, simultaneous access to thousands of digital comics and manga — available exclusively through the library. To sign in, use your library card number and the phone number linked to your library card for the PIN.

2024 Sequoyah Book List has been Posted!


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With this award, Oklahoma honors the Native American leader Sequoyah, for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary. Sequoyah chose eighty-five symbols to represent all spoken sounds of the Cherokee language. In so doing, he created a way to preserve his people's language and culture.

The Sequoyah Book Award is a set of three annual awards for books selected by a vote of Oklahoma students in elementary, middle, and high schools

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☀️🌴 Happy First Day of Summer, Everyone! 🌴☀️We’re so excited to welcome the sunniest season of the year! How’s your summer reading going so far? 📚 Dive into those books and let your imagination soar! And if you haven't already, don’t forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack. It’s a fantastic way to keep your reading on track and earn some cool rewards! 🌟Fun question of the day: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? ✈️🌍 Share your dream destination in the comments below! We can't wait to read about all the amazing places you’d love to explore!#FirstDayOfSummer #SummerReading #BeanstackChallenge #MoreThanYourGrandmasLibrary #MPLYouth ... See MoreSee Less
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📣Don't miss out on all of the STEAM fun!📣Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, for our STEAM Social from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.! This is a FREE, come-and-go event open to all ages. We hope to see you there!#adventurebeginsatyourlibrary #STEAM #mplyouth #miamiokpubliclibrary #morethanyourgrandmaslibrary ... See MoreSee Less
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Miami Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th. We will reopen on Thursday, June 20th, at 9 a.m. ... See MoreSee Less
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🚀🔬 Mad Science Event Reminder! 🔬🚀Hey everyone! Just a friendly reminder about our exciting Mad Science event happening on June 20th at 10 AM! 🗓️ This is a fantastic opportunity for the entire family to dive into the wonders of science together. Best of all, it's FREE for everyone to enjoy! 🎉Join us for a morning filled with mind-blowing experiments, interactive demonstrations, and loads of fun activities that will spark curiosity and inspire young minds. This event is proudly sponsored by the amazing Friends of the Library, who are dedicated to promoting learning and community engagement.Don't miss out on this incredible experience! We can't wait to see you there! 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬✨#adventurebeginsatyourlibrary #madscience #mplyouth #familyfun #friendsofthelibrary ... See MoreSee Less
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📣New Grab & Go alert!📣Stop by the library and pick up our Marshmallow Tower Grab & Go activity packet! Build an awesome tower using the marshmallows and toothpicks provided. Snap a picture of your tower and post it in the comments below so everyone can see the amazing things you create. Happy building!#adventurebeginsatyourlibrary #mplyouth #marshmallows #miamiokpubliclibrary #morethanyourgrandmaslibrary ... See MoreSee Less
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