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County libraries celebrate National Library Week with fun activities and programs

March 30, 2022 - During the week of April 3-9 Sequoyah County Libraries, Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library and the Muldrow Public Library, join public, academic, and school libraries across America celebrating National Library Week. Today’s libraries are not just quiet places but they are places to connect with information, entertainment, science, genealogy, Native Cultures, art, and other members of the community.

Sallisaw Mayor Eddie Martens and Muldrow Mayor Catherine Jones have signed city wide proclamations celebrating National Library Week and inviting the communities to visit their local libraries.

Events are planned throughout the week in both libraries to demonstrate the many free resources available in the local libraries including books, DVDs, audiobooks, Chromebooks, Hotspots, Launchpads, ukuleles, and video cameras. Libraries also offer copier, FAX, notary, and Book-a-Librarian services.

The Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library will begin their week Monday at 10 a.m with Art with Ms. Linda. Participants will learn to create a photo scrapbook including innovative selfie photos. Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Ms. Sharon will present a special Children’s Storytime. All children visiting the library on Tuesday will receive a free book. Wednesday is a casual ‘Thanks for Popping In’ day with popcorn and tours of the library available. Thursday is Science with Ms. Kelly. Pre-teens and teens are invited to come explore the science equipment and experiments offered by the library. Friday is the day the library says ‘Thank you to the Friends’ who worked so hard to provide the new exterior electronic signage. There will be a reception at 1p.m. honoring their hard work.

Muldrow Public Library kicks off their week Sunday at 2 p.m. with a program honoring Cherokee Heritage. The presenter will be Linda Leaf-Bolin, a Cherokee author and respected member of the Cherokee Nation. Performing also will be Muldrow Cherokee student, Brooke Frost. The program will be followed with a reception. On Monday at 1 p.m., Librarian Bethia Owens will present a program called “Connect with Your Roots: Genealogy Research and Resources.” She will be sharing the many resources available in the library and the online resources available with a library card. There will be free handouts offering genealogy tips for breaking brick walls. Tuesday, the library will have ‘Art with Ms. Linda’ at 4 p.m.. Wednesday is a ‘Thanks for Popping In’ day with popcorn and tours of the library. Thursday, at 4 p.m., is Cherokee Adventure Time with Ms. Bethia. There will be explorations of Cherokee art and culture. All Children who visit the library on Thursday will receive a free book. Friday, at 10 a.m., the library staff will demonstrate the new video cameras that are available for checkout. This session will offer suggestions for recording your family history with how to interview your elders.

“Libraries are busy places but there is always room for more people. All programs are free.," stated county librarian, Bethia Owens. “Come celebrate National Library Week.”

Sequoyah County Libraries are members of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System. Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library is located at 100 East Cherokee in Sallisaw. The Muldrow Public Library is located at 711 West Shawntel Smith Blvd in Muldrow.

For more information: Sallisaw 918-775-4481 or Muldrow 918-427-6703.

KXMX News Staff

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