Calling All Writers!

Shield-Nano-Side-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResNational Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us.




What is NaNoWriMo?
A creative writing challenge to write a novel during the thirty days of November. For adults, the word count goal is 50,000 words, which is, roughly, the word count of a short novel. Writers 17-and-under get to set their own reasonable, yet challenging, word count goals through the Young Writers Program (YWP).

To help you prepare, the Cushing Library will be hosting “How to Write a Novel in 30 Days” on October 17th at 1:00pm to explain what NaNoWriMo is about and what you need to know to get started.

Want to write a memoir? A screenplay? Don’t care for the set word count goal? Still want to write, hang out with other writers, and find encouragement? Join us and find out about NaNo Rebels.

Participation in NaNoWriMo and all Cushing Library Write-In events is free. There are no judges. Criticism, critique and inner editors are left at the door.
The reward? The rough draft of your novel.

For more about NaNoWriMo go to:
For more about the Young Writers Program go to:

Calendars with Cushing Library Come Write In events are available at the circulation desk.




Come Write In

The Cushing Public Library is an official Come Write In location and will be hosting events throughout the month of November to help local writers reach their novel goals.  Write-Ins are for writers of all ages. Writer space, advice, help, word-count boosters, writing challengers, prompts and more will be available during events.
All meeting are come and go and are welcome to all ages. The Young Writer’s Program is also welcome to all ages to come in and write, but materials provided at these events are more geared to a younger audience.

All dates and times have been listed on the Library Calender.

Trick or Treat

Come Trick or Treat here at the library on Oct 31st and get your picture taken with Scooby Doo between the hours of 5:30-7:45pm.

Pokemon Go is here!


Pokemon Go is a smart phone app game that released July 7th here in the US. People who have downloaded this game travel their towns and thanks to Google Maps and this game, can encounter pokemon in the real world to catch. Pokemon has been a popular series for almost 20 years and continues to entertain people of all ages with the show, games, and now on smartphones.

The Cushing Library is happy to learn that we were selected as a Pokemon Stop! This means that anyone who plays the game can stop by to rest on their pokemon journey and stock up on Pokeballs and other items. All you have to do is tap the Pokestop when you’re here and spin our icon to get items. We are also next door to a pokemon gym, so come relax here while keeping an eye on who’s the top trainer!

For more information as to what Pokemon Go is or how it works there is a great article that can be found here.


Adult coloring

Coloring isn’t just for kids any more!

Are you on board with the adult coloring book movement? Do you find it soothing to color? Want to find out if you want to buy your own coloring book?

Then join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm for adult coloring!

You can bring your own coloring book, zen doodles, or connect the dots and coloring supplies or use ours we provide  and just sit back and relax with other adults as you take some much deserved ‘ME’ time.

This is an adult activity so we ask that you don’t bring your children to color with you.


We hope to see you there!

Reading Quest Reading Club


Reading Quest Reading Club

For ages 6 to 10 – Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 during the Cushing school year.

Children learn about interesting books, do crafts, and literacy related activities to boost their reading skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading Quest Reading Club follows the Cushing Public School Calendar. Reading Quest will not be held on holidays or during school vacation periods. Reading Quest will be cancelled if Cushing Schools are closed for adverse weather.

For more information call the library at 918.225.4188


The Friends of the Cushing Public Library holds their monthly book and bake sale on the first Saturday of every month. The sale will open at 10am and will be held in the Library basement. All sale proceed are used by the Friends to buy books and other needs for the Library

For more information about the Friends of the Library  click here.

Needle Craft Group

Like to work on your needle crafts and socialize?
Want to learn?

Bring your crochet, knitting, embroidery, lap quilting or other needlework project and join the needle craft group at the library. The group is open to all ages and free free.
Meets Mondays at 6:30pm


Don’t know how do do something? Free lessons are available, call for information.


We have lots of fun at Lego Club! Lego Club for ages 5-12 meets the First Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:15pm and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00-11:15am. All children must be accompanied by an adult during Lego Club meetings.

Story Time

Book Buddies Story Time for ages 3 to 5 is every Wednesday morning at 10am, during the Cushing Public School year. If school is out for summer, holidays, breaks, conferences, etc, including inclement weather, we do not have Story Time.

Book Babies Story Time for ages 9 months to 2 years is every Thursday morning at 10am, during the Cushing Public School year. If school is out for summer, holidays, breaks, conferences, etc, including inclement weather, we do not have Story Time.

Book Bites Book Club

Book Bites Book Club meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Read what you like to read. Come prepared to talk about a book you have read, and enjoy a bite of something yummy!

At Book Bites there isn’t a reading list. Everyone reads what they want and shares about what they’ve read. It’s a great way to learn about new books.
For more information call 918-225-4188