Starting at 5:30, families can enjoy free crafts, activities, games, a trunk or treat and more! There will also be a screening of a Halloween movie, which will be shown in the Price Tower gallery during this event, from 5:30-7:30.
Sponsored by BPL, Price Tower, Bartlesville Community Center, First Presbyterian Church and Bartlesville Film Society.
From PSO…Today is Energy Efficiency Day – and we want to celebrate! We’re putting together our first ever #EnergyEfficiency calendar, but we need your help.
Know a K-12 student who loves to draw or doodle? Then this is the contest for you (or them). We’re asking students to create a drawing or painting that shows what energy efficiency means to them. A total of 12 winning designs will be chosen to be featured in our 2020 Energy Efficiency calendar. All winners will receive a copy of the 2020 calendar…and bragging rights, of course.
How to Enter
• Visit powerforwardwithpso.com/eedaycontest to download the entry form
• K-12 students create a drawing or painting that represents “What Energy Efficiency Means to Me”
• Submit completed entry form and art according to the guidelines on the entry form
• Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2019
The Bartlesville Public Library is making available fun, educational tablets for kids. Until now, this collection of Playaway Launchpads™ has been kept with the Library of Things Collection available for checkout at the Reference Desk. Library staff have decided to make them even more accessible by moving them to an open shelf in the Youth Services department. “Patrons can try them out in the library and preview the activities on each tablet before checking one out to take home,” says Youth Services Librarian Laura Pryce. “They will no longer be kept in a workroom closet, to be retrieved by a librarian.”
BPL’s Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded with content for children ages 3-5, 5-7, 8-10 and 10+. They are designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and are 100% secure. Launchpad tablets are made to be passed from set of hands to the next. There is no download time and no need for Wi-Fi. Access to powerful content is as simple as turning on each device — anytime, anywhere.
“Our patrons can check out one Launchpad per library card, for one week, with one renewal if the tablet has not been put on hold by someone else,” says Pryce. “We are really excited to have these available where their intended users will get much more exposure to them!” Check one out today or call 918-338-4170 for more information.
Hey, teens! This Saturday, September 28th at 3:00, we’ll be making very cool “rock crafts” to display photos and mementos with! See you in the Upstairs Meeting room for this FREE program…
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