As we see an influx of parents and students learning to do virtual school, remember the many invaluable resources Bartlesville Public Library offers, virtually and on-site!
According to a survey, 70% of parents who homeschool noted that the public library is their most valuable resource. It is important to know how to access the library’s digital collection and all of the benefits it can provide as well!
With Libby, you can instantly borrow content to help expand on student interests. Having easily accessible, instant resources helps students dive deeper into what they want to learn about it. For example, if a particular book is required for a lesson, it is very easy to check it out from the digital collection, and never worry about late fees!
Even if your student just wants to take a break from academics and curl up with the newest in the Wimpy Kid series or a comic from the Marvel collection, borrowing eBooks or eAudio Books is a great way to get books fast. Whether it is for school or for fun, reading is reading!
Parents can benefit too with titles that can sharpen their own skills while getting a refresher on upcoming curriculum and ideas for fun and creative learning activities. Download the Libby app onto any mobile device today, and have an extra library resource available!
The Oklahoma Virtual Library Surpasses1 Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2020!
The Oklahoma Virtual Library announced today that it reached a record-breaking 1,144,191 million digital book checkouts in 2020! This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of lending digital materials through libraries in ebook and audiobook formats, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. The Oklahoma Virtual Library, consisting of over 92 libraries in Oklahoma, is one of 102 public library systems worldwide that surpassed 1 million checkouts!
Oklahoma Virtual member libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Reader interest and usage has grown every year!
The highest-circulating title Oklahoma Virtual readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2020 was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, audiobook version, by J.K. Rowling.
The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through Oklahoma Virtual Library’s digital collection in 2020: 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens 2. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 3. Blue Moon, by Lee Child 4. The Guardians, by John Grisham 5. Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
The top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through Oklahoma Virtual Library’s digital collection in 2020: 1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling 2. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens 3. Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis 4. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 5. Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich
Readers in the Bartlesville area just need a valid library card, Traditional or Digital, to access digital books from Bartlesville Public Library’s OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).
Do you have a library card? September is Library Card Sign-up Month so get one today! Check out BPL’s catalog (HERE) We lend movies, eBook’s, video games, musical instruments, 100+ cake pans, and so much more we could never list everything. Libraries are now more than just books!
There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources, and services to pursue your passions and dreams.
Sign up for a library card and find something wonderful at BPL! From virtual Storytime to PlayAway audiobooks, virtual DIY and Adulting classes; we assure you there is something for everyone!
Libraries Transform! Libraries Are Wonderful! Celebrate, this September, Library Card Sign-Up Month with Wonder Woman!
The history behind Library Card Sign-up Month: The campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”
Bartlesville Public Library extends our sincere thanks to OKM Music for their kind donation to our Youth Services Department!
OKM Music donated three children’s books: Secrets of the Vegetable Garden, by Carron Brown and Giordano Poloni; Dan, the Taxi Man, by Eric Ode and illustrated by Ken Culotta; and Once Upon a Timely, by Lynn Parrish Sutton and illustrated by Faith Pray.
OKM Music’s donation to BPL included the featured books from their children’s programming events held in July, and supplies used to create their projects! The books are available for BPL patron borrowing, and they are located in our Youth Services Department!
Thanks again to OKM Music for helping BPL continue serving the community with excellence!
What could be better than connecting to BPL with your preferred mobile device(s), and having everything you need all in one App?!?
Download BPL’s new app today, on Android or Apple devices, and begin enjoying the all-in-one library experience!
• Search BPL’s catalog! • Renew books, check fines, verify and check the status of items on hold, and more! • Stay connected with BPL’s social media with links to Twitter, Facebook & Instagram! • Scan an ISBN (# on the back cover of books), and quickly view BPL’s availability!
(Please ensure you are downloading the MyLibrary App by Innovative)
Click (HERE) to watch a video demo by Innovative that can help you set up the app, and check out some of the MyLibrary! App features!
Looking for a fun way to learn? Check out Flashbulb!
Create flashcards and play games! Bartlesville Public Library offers BrainFuse HelpNow as an online, virtual service, available 24/7! (CLICK HERE)
Make sure to log into BPL’s website first using your digital or traditional library card. Then click on Homework Help Now. First time BrainFuse users will need to set up a BrainFuse user name and password. As always, please let us know if you need help!
Bartlesville Public Library – Virtually serving our community with excellence!
Many have had questions regarding BPL’s Library of Things collection. We hope this answers those questions! However, should anyone have additional questions, please email us at BPL@cityofbartlesville.org or call (918)338-4187.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Library of Things; we cannot wait to begin offering “things” again! Click (HERE) to view our Library of Things!
Bartlesville Public Library – Serving our community with excellence!
Look at what is new at BPL – Outdoor Games collection!
Traditional cardholders can begin borrowing from the Outdoor Games collection starting June 1, with one-day borrowing times.
Click (HERE) to view the collection! Enjoy Outdoor Games with your family and friends! Outdoor Games may be played either in the comfort of your own yard, or take them to the Tower Center @ Unity Square! We have over 30 Outdoor Games to choose from with a variety of options for all ages – toddlers to seniors.
Outdoor Games are an excellent way to have fun with the whole family while enjoying beautiful weather. Use this collection to teach youth new and fun experiences, host backyard tournaments, or simply enjoy the new Tower Center @ Unity Square! Try something new today, outside!
If you need a traditional BPL card, please click (HERE) to review requirements, or call us at (918)338-4171.
Bartlesville Public Library – Serving our community with excellence!