Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat at the Library is coming upon us once again! Come to the Library October, starting at 5:30 to meet Scooby-Doo and his friends and even walk the candy trail to get your Halloween treats.

October Library Board Meeting– Canceled

The Library Board Meeting will not be held this month. The next meeting that the Library Board will hold will be November 27th.

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).

Want to write a memoir? A screenplay? 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: nanowrimo.org
For more about the Young Writers Program go to: ywp.nanowrimo.org

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 ages 13 and up. Writing space, advice, help, word-count boosters, writing challengers, prompts and more will be available during events.
All meeting are come and go.

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

Young Writers Storyteller Workshop

In preparation for NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program that will be held this November,  the Young Writers Storyteller Workshop will be meeting the following dates.

Part 1: Saturday October 20th, 10:30am
Part 2: Saturday, October 27th, 10:30am

This program is for ages 8-17  for all kids who love to craft their own stories and want to be a writer.

Sign up at the front desk at the Cushing library for FREE.

Materials will be provided.

Fall Break Movie

Join us here at the Cushing Library October 18th at 1:30 for a free Fall Break movie with popcorn and lemonade.
The movie we will be showing this week is.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rating: PG-13

 

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult!

For more questions, call us at 918-225-4188

This movie has been sponsored by: The Friends of the Cushing Public Library

Hobbit Night Pictures

Photos can now be found here

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Cushing Public Library, Inc:

Who we are:

The Friends of the Cushing Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in October 2010. Our purpose is to support and promote the Cushing Public Library.

Get to know us:

Friends meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of every month starting at 6:00pm. Meetings are open to the public.

Who can join:

Anyone who loves the library and would like to support it is welcome to become a member. Membership applications can be picked up at the Library Circulation desk or at any of the Friends functions. It is $10 for one person per year (Jan-Dec) or $150 for a lifetime membership.

What we do:

  • Support the library by helping out with programs and events as the library needs us.
  • Buy the library books and supplies they are otherwise unable to obtain.

Donations:

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support the library, please consider doing so through the Friends.

Contact us:

If you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact us at: friendsofcushingpubliclibrary@gmail.com

 

Doctor Who Night

Grab your sonic screwdrivers and allons-y your way to the library for a night of wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey fun.

All ages of Whovians are welcomed as we come together for a night of snacks, discussion, and take a moment to admire a 55 year old series that has truly brought generations together.

 

Join us here at the library November 15th at 6pm. Bowties and scarves are welcomed!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to the Cushing Library’s 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program!

Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge– all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten.

The Cushing Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to 5 years can participate. Just follow these steps:

  1. Register:  Sign up at the Cushing Library
  2. Track your Reading: Write down each book you read with your child in a lined notebook or keep track on your phone with the Apple or Android app.
  3. Every Book Counts: Even if your child wants to hear the same book again and again, you can count it each time. You can also count the books your child hears in story time, in daycare or preschool, or with a friend or family member, as long as your child listens to the entire book.
  4. 100- Book Milestones: Each time you read 100 books, celebrate! Download and print out your 100-book Milestone sign or make your own and take a picture of your child with it to tell your friends and family your child’s progress! Share the pictures on Facebook* , Instagram*, or Twitter* and talk about what you and your child are doing. Don’t forget to email your picture to us at cushing1000books@gmail.com with their name so we can share your child’s achievement on our website.
  5. 1,000 Books: You did it! Print out your certificate and take a picture to share on your social media to tell the world about your child’s accomplishments. Come celebrate at the library and see your child’s name placed on the 1,000 Book Wall of Fame.
  6. Keep on Reading: Don’t stop at 1,000! Keep on reading together; there’s more learning ahead!

Singing songs, saying rhymes, telling stories, and playing with your child are all great ways to build their literacy skills. Visit the Cushing Library often for free programs that are fun and educational for your little one and to find great books to share with your child.

One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year! Visit the Cushing Library for a wide selection of books to check out to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

 

*The Cushing Public Library has no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account as of this time.

Pokemon Go is here!

WHAT IS POKEMON GO?

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.