Register now for the Summer Reading Program!
BPL is going virtual this summer! Thanks to funding from the Bartlesville Friends of the Library, we are using a fun and efficient app called Beanstack! Beanstack will not only allow patrons to register for the Summer Reading Program from the comfort of home, but it will also allow you to independently log your weekly reading, complete activity challenges, unlock virtual badges, earn virtual tickets for REAL prizes, and check the schedule of events.
The Summer Reading Program is for all ages, as BPL will offer challenges and prize drawings for pre-readers, children, teens and adults. Participants just need to download the free Beanstack Tracker app onto a device or go to https://bartlesville.beanstack.org/ on a PC and follow the prompts to register, after which you will be able to access the appropriate programs, challenges and schedule of events. Contact library staff at 918-338-4170 for assistance. For those who may not have access from home, there will be a dedicated computer or tablet at the library for participants to use.
We also have a really great line-up of events planned for children and teens. However, these events are tentative as we continue to assess the Covid19 situation. Any adjustments, cancellations, or changes of format will be publicized on BPL’s website and social media platforms.
The Bartlesville Public Library’s annual LEGO Creation Contest, which is held during the month of April, will take place this year on BPL’s Facebook page.
“We are doing our best to continue offering the community as many resources and programs as we possibly can at this time,” said Laura Pryce, Youth Services Librarian. “The rules and format of the LEGO Contest will change dramatically, but we think this will be a fun way to showcase the participants’ entries and to involve everyone in the judging of these entries.”
PARTICIPANTS ARE TO BUILD SOMETHING THAT, TO THEM, REPRESENTS “HOPE.”
The contest is for all ages, with First, Second and Third place prizes for each of three age categories: PreK through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade and ninth grade through adults. This year, there will be an additional category for Group Entries.
“What better time than now to encourage projects for family and friends to work on together?” said Pryce. “This new group entry category will be for any one creation designed and built as a collaborative effort by more than one person, no matter the ages or number of people in the group. Each winning entry in this category will receive one LEGO kit to share.” One overall grand prize winner will also be chosen. All winners will receive LEGO Brand kits which are funded by the Bartlesville Friends of the Library.
No registration is required and there will be no size restrictions for the creations. Email a photo of the entry to Ljpryce@cityofbartlesville.org by Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Do not include people in the photos. Do include contestant’s first name, age/grade level and a phone number.
The photos will be posted on BPL’s Facebook page from noon on Friday, April 24, until noon on Wednesday, April 29. Winners will be chosen by how many “likes” they receive from the community. Each reaction will count as one vote, whether it’s a “like,” a “love,” a “wow,” etc. Winners will be notified and announced at noon on Thursday, April 30. Prizes will be distributed at a later, safer time.
Call 918-338-4170 for information or answers to questions.
Beginning April 1st, Miss Laura will be presenting
STORYTIME on BPL’s Facebook Live each Wednesday at 10:30am!
For each 20-minute session, she will share books and songs for
ALL ages of children – babies, toddlers, preschoolers and
elementary school aged kids.
Be sure and tune in!
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During this time of social distancing and staying at home, take a look at these online resources for stories, learning and more!
Online Storytime Links:
Scholastic: Teaching Remotely for Grades K-12 – Free Resources & Strategies
Ben Clanton, author/illustrator of the “Narwhal and Jelly” books, is hosting two Facebook Live sessions! March 18th at 1:00pm (CST) and March 20th at 4:00pm (CST).
An exciting Book Trivia Bowl competition between teams from area middle schools! Questions are based on titles currently eligible for the Oklahoma Intermediate Sequoyah Book Award. Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00pm at the Madison Middle School auditorium.
THE SPRING BREAK TEEN PAINTING CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL! If you did not register on the Signup Genius link below, call 918-338-4170 to put your name on a cancellation list.
This Saturday, drop in anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 to celebrate “Read Across America Day!” Join in the fun at BPL’s Dr. Seuss Party. Children of all ages and their families will enjoy games, crafts, snacks and more…all free!
REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY! Space/supplies are limited…see sign-up link below.
Artist Karen Tucker will lead teens (6th-12th grade) in creating a wonderful work of art. All supplies will be provided, as well and pizza and drinks.
Sign-up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044cabad29a0fa7-teen
This Thursday, December 19th, 5-7pm
Join us for this “come-and-go” event in the Upstairs Meeting Room, featuring stories, treats, and a chance to visit with Santa!
Pick up some yummy holiday baked goods at the Literacy Services Fundraiser, also happening during this program!
International Aviation Art Contest 2020: “Flying Yesterday & Tomorrow”
BPL is participating in this art contest for youth ages 6-17! Follow the link below to see the theme, rules, age categories and more.
You may also pick up a brochure and application at BPL’s Youth Services desk. The applications are designed for schools but library staff has confirmed that we can enter as a library. When applying, in the blanks for school information, write “Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone Avenue, 74003, 918-338-4170, Laura Pryce, Ljpryce@cityofbartlesville.org”
Entries must be submitted to the library by Wednesday, January 15th, and will be sent as a bundle to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission by the January 17th deadline.