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Libraries offer variety of community services and resources

Monday, March 7, 2022 - When the word "library" is mentioned, people automatically think of a place you can go to find and check-out books for pleasure. Although this instinct is true in nature, what many don’t realize is that your local library holds a wealth of knowledge and information just waiting to be discovered.

A library card is simple to obtain. All you need is a photo ID with a current address. If you don’t have a photo ID, you are able to bring in a piece of mail that has your name and current address. Library card holders will also receive access to the library’s digital resources.

Julie Klineline, library assistant at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in Sallisaw, said, "We offer many resources for our residents and library card holders. The resources available are for all ages and range from DVDs, downloadable music, and eBooks to weekly story time for preschoolers and crafting events for all ages."

Don’t have access to a computer or the internet? The library can help you out with one of their available Chromebooks and hot spots. Chromebooks and hot spots can be checked out just like books by library card holders for up to a week at a time. "This is a convenient resource for those working remotely from home or for when schools transition to virtual learning," Klineline added.

Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library also offers the use of their two sewing machines to the public. Klineline said, "All individuals need to do is book a time to use our meeting room and they will have access to the sewing machine in there."

In addition, Klineline said, "I am a notary, so this service is only available when I am working, which is 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and some Saturdays. It is best to call ahead and make sure I am available."

Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library is open Monday-Thursday 8:00-6:00 and Friday-Saturday 9:00-6:00. You can contact the library at 918-775-4481 or visit their Facebook page.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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