Duct Tape Creations for Teens!
This Friday night (May 17th) at 6:30pm in the Upstairs Meeting Room…FREE!
Crafter Shani Snell will lead middle and high-school aged teens in creating VERY cool items from duct tape.Take a break from studying for finals and join us for some relaxing, creative fun!
MATHCOUNTS “Young Mathletes” this summer at BPL! FOR KIDS ENTERING 4TH – 6TH GRADES… Mathletes (older students who enjoy math) from our Middle and High Schools will teach kids problem-solving skills in fun ways! Starting June 3, meetings will be held at the Bartlesville Public Library on Mondays & Thursdays from 1:30-2:45 and will involve short lessons and games to help kids increase their enjoyment of math. This program will also prepare kids for Math teams in Middle School. Space is limited. Register here:
or at BPL’s Youth Services desk.
Announcing our 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories!”
Readers of all ages will explore the Universe this summer as the Bartlesville Public Library presents “A Universe of Stories.” Activities for children include space-themed crafts, storytelling, STEM projects, science experiments, magic, juggling, acrobatics, and more. Just some of the events for teens are a Sci-Fi Trivia night, Sci-Fi board game demos (both co-sponsored and hosted by Paper Games), a painting class, a very cool presentation by a member of the Bartlesville Astronomical Society, a “special” movie screening, and some great STEAM activities. We’ll end with a Grand Finale Pool Party at Frontier Pool for both age groups and their families! (See separate “Event” postings for program
Participants may sign up any time beginning on May 4th. Beginning on June 3rd, they will let us know each week what they’ve been reading or had read to them, for a small prize. Each Monday morning during June & July, we will draw a weekly prize winner from each age category, including everyone who reported to us that previous week. You need not be here for the drawing. What should you read? Absolutely anything you want to read! What could you win? Free books, movie passes, and a variety of other fun things!
BPL’s Summer Reading Program is locally funded by the Bartlesville Friends of the Library. Much thanks to this wonderful organization!
Call 918-338-4170 for more information about BPL’s Summer Reading Program.
BPL will roll out a great new resource during Spring Break! We now have a STEM Cart and a Maker Cart, which will both be used in many ways, both for library programming and for use by patrons and local groups and organizations! During the week of Spring Break, we will be featuring these Carts at three different STEM workshops for kids!
March 18th, 6:30pm – TCT’s FIRST Robotics Team 2165, Robot Demo, All Ages
March 21st, 2:00pm – Project using BPL’s STEM/Maker Carts, 3rd – 5th graders
March 22nd, 10:00am – Projuect using BPL’s STEM/Maker Carts, PreK – 2nd graders
Assisting with these events will be our local Robotics Competitive Team, mentored by George Halkiades.
Don’t forget to come cheer on your team at the Annual Battle of the Books, to be held at the Central Middle School auditorium this Thursday March 7th, at 7:00pm! Participating schools are Central Middle School, Madison Middle School, Osage Hills School, Dewey Middle School and Bowring School.
BPL is thrilled to introduce our new Teen Advisory Board! (Pictured are just a few of the members.) The board, made up of teens in the Bartlesville area, is dedicated to improving the collection, programming, services, and more in order to help the library serve the teen community better. “This age group has been hard for us to connect with in the past”, said Laura Pryce, head of the Youth Services Department, “so we were really excited to have such a great turn out at our first meeting and we really look forward to getting their feedback.”
Even though the board has only met 3 times, they already have big things planned. Renovations of the teen area have been discussed at their meetings along with plans for a children’s birthday party for Dr. Seuss. They’ve established a teen Instagram account (teensofbpl),taken over the design and maintenance of a monthly library book display, planned some great library events for their age group and more! All it takes to be on the TAB is filling out a short application, attending one meeting a month, and volunteering at BPL for two hours per month. Pryce says that “we are still accepting applications for anyone who is interested in joining. We have a great team so far but the more the merrier!”
To learn more about what the Teen Advisory Board does or how to join, contact Laura Pryce at:
918-338-4170 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
BPL has five Storytime sessions each week for babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children…every Wednesday at 10am and 11am, then every Thursday at 10am, 11am and 1pm. We spend 20-30 minutes reading, singing and moving, after which we have some playtime with puzzles, coloring, Legos & Duplos, and iPads! This is also a great time for parents and caregivers to visit with each other. No registration is required. Just show up ready to have some library fun!
Santa and Mrs. Claus have found time in their very busy Christmas schedule to come visit BPL! On Wednesday, December 19, all ages are welcome to drop in between 10:00 and 11:30 to hear stories, visit with the Clauses, take pictures and get treats! This fun event will be held in Meeting Room C, which is in the Reference department at the rear of the library’s first floor. Can’t wait to see you there!
Saturday, November 10, 10:30am – Noon
This month is the 1-year anniversary of BPL’s monthly LEGO Club! The traditional 1-year anniversary gift is something made of paper and the modern 1-year anniversary gift theme is clocks. Therefore our challenge will be to build a clock or something usually made of paper (books, deck of cards, or postage stamps, for example)!
Win this “Incredibles” Prize Package! Enter the drawing at the library’s Youth Services desk. Winner will be drawn on Halloween Wednesday at high noon!