Closed for Thanksgiving.

The library will be closed November 26-28th for Thanksgiving.

We will be open again on Monday, November 30th.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Robert J. Conley Literary Landmark

Thank you to everyone that attended the Dedication Ceremony for the Robert J. Conley Literary Landmark.

The Cushing Public Library is honored to be the home of the Robert J. Conley Literary Landmark plaque and to become the 16th Literary Landmark Location in Oklahoma.

The plaque will be installed inside the library very soon. We will post an announcement here on our website.

We apologize for the audio quality and the echoing.

Photos of the event Can be found here

We would like to thank Evelyn Conley and family for all of their support in preparation for this event and for sharing about Mr. Conley with all of us at the ceremony.

We would also like to thank our Partners and Sponsors for helping make this event possible:

The Friends of Cushing Public Library
Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)
United for Libraries
Cushing Public Library
Cushing Public Schools

To learn more about Literary Landmarks visit:
http://www.ala.org/united/products_services/literarylandmarks

Sign up for our Children’s Reading Programs!

To keep all of our community as safe as possible the Cushing Public Library will continue to hold all programs in virtual and grab-and-go form.

To sign-up, click on the program for your child’s age group.

Book Buddies, ages 3 to 5

Reading Quest, ages 6 to 10

When registering, please be sure to provide an email address or a phone number that can receive Remind text messages.

Our Children’s Reading Programs will include:

  • New videos launched each Wednesday morning while Cushing Public Schools are scheduled for classes.
  • A link sent by email or Remind message so that you and your family can access the videos.
  • Hands-on activities available as grab-and-go bags that can be picked up at the library to go with our video content.

Weekly videos and grab-and-go bags will be available Wednesday and Thursday. A new link will be sent each week.

Children’s Reading Programs follow the Cushing Public School schedule and will not meet if the schools are on break.

In the event that there are closures due the the pandemic, we will send out a message and post on our website how we will continue at that time.

If you have any questions, please call us at: 918-225-4188

 

Photo: by Vladvictoria, Pixabay

 

We are open!

We are open! Some services have temporarily changed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. See below for details.

Following are the Guidelines and Procedures for the Library’s reopening.


Cushing Public Library’s

Reopening Guidelines and Procedures

Beginning June 15

The library will reopen with limited services and temporarily reduced hours starting June 15.

Please be aware that these procedures may need to evolve quickly and can change.

Updates will be posted on the library’s website.

We apologize that this is so long. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please read the information carefully as it details how some services have temporarily changed.

We are hoping to move progressively towards more regular services as health and safety guidelines allow.


The library’s temporary hours are:

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

The time between 9:00am – 10:30am, Monday – Saturday, will be reserved for patrons 65 and older and at risk individuals.


  • We are asking patrons to plan for visits of 15 minutes or less.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask to protect themselves and others while at the library.
  • Please practice social distancing while in the library. Six feet of space must be maintained between non-household members.
  • Patrons may be asked to wait to enter if the number of visitors in the library is at the limit to safely maintain social distancing.
  • Should the situation arise where patrons are waiting to enter, patrons that have been browsing for longer than 15 minutes may be gently reminded to hurry with their selections.
  • Visitors may browse the shelves with one person/household in an aisle at a time.
  • Social distancing markers will be in place throughout the library.
  • Staff will be cleaning frequently throughout the day.
  • “Sneeze guards” have been installed at the Customer Service Desk and Computer Stations.
  • All lounging type furniture and children’s toys have been temporarily removed.
  • We have a limited number of one-person study stations available.
  • We have a Virtual Learners table available by reservation only. A parent or teacher may reserve the table by stopping in or calling the library at 918-225-4188.
  • The Genealogy Room is temporarily not available.
  • The Microfilm Reader is available, one person at a time. Sign in at the Customer Service Desk.
  • Meeting rooms are not available.
  • Kits will not be available for checkout.
  • All programs and events will be held virtually until further notice.

To Checkout

  • Patrons must have their library card to checkout material.
  • Items can be checked out on the East side of the Customer Service Desk.
  • Bags will be provided for library materials at checkout.

Returning Items

  • All items must be returned in one of the three book drops.
    • The drive-up book return in the alley.
    • The east door book return at the top of the front steps.
    • NEW! The indoor book return by the front entrance.
  • Material will not be accepted at the Customer Service Desk until further notice.
  • After items are returned they will be quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Fines do not accrue during quarantine.
  • Returned items will not be reflected on your account until the quarantine period is complete.

Computer Use

Computer users who are job seeking, completing school work or government paperwork, and/or seeking health or financial information will be able to use a public computer.

  • Only one person per computer will be allowed at a computer at a time.
  • Sessions have temporarily been reduced to 45 minutes to allow cleaning.
  • One session is allowed per day.
  • Keyboards are fitted with plastic coverings and must not be removed.
  • Computer components will be cleaned between each session.
  • Printing from the public computers is available as normal at 10 cents per page, maximum 50 pages, cash only.

Restrooms and water fountain

  • Restrooms will be open.
  • The water fountain will not be accessible.

 

 

Looking for something to read?

Do you have your library card? Do you have one of these devices?

iOS App
iPad®
iPhone®
iPod touch®

Android App
Android™ Phones
Android™ Devices

NOOK App
NOOK™ Tablets

PC/Mac App
Windows™ / Mac OS X
NOOK™ eReader (and some older NOOK tablets)
Kobo™ eReader

Kindle Fire App
Kindle Fire*
Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HDX

Then you can download the app and use our E-books!

 

Would you like to read some classic books? Check out the Gutenberg Project for a large selection of classics and forgotten books that you can read for free!

 

For a collection of books for kids, teens, and more, please check out Tumble books.

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Information
Updated 5/29

 

Oklahoma Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control

Announcements from the President’s Office

World Health Organization

National Institute of Health

Other Health Resources

There is a Coronavirus call center
1-877-215-8336 or 211
Mon-Fri 9-7 Sat 9-3
Spanish Interpreters are available

 

Resources for vulnerable populations

Administration for Community Living

Centers for Disease Control

Click ‘If You Are At Higher Risk’ tab

Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety & Depression Association of America

 

Resources for Kids & Families

Story Time

Story times for your children from the Cushing Library.

National Public Radio

Just for kids!: A comic exploring the new Coronavirus

Scholastic Learn at Home

Resources and activities for a wide range of grades.

PBS

Info on Coronavirus

PBS Parents

Information for parents

PBS Kids

Activities for kids

Story Line

Stories read by celebrities.

Museums and Heritage Centers

Virtual tours of museums and exhibits.

Google Museum Views

Virtual tours of museums from around the world.

Metropolitan Opera House

New opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera House, streamed, and available to watch for up to 20 hours.

Mystery Science

Science lessons for kids

Hippo Campus

Video lessons for older kids

Virtual field trips

A list of places you can tour and experience virtually.

Audible Stories

Audio books for all ages.

Ebooks!

Information on our eBooks and to thousands of classics.

Nickelodeon Helps

Nickolodian’s approach to entertaining and educating kids.

Amazon Videos

Free shows for kids to watch.

Ranger Rick

Free digital subscription to the children’s nature magazine Ranger Rick.

Abdo ZOOM

Educational database for students.

Abdo Bookself 1

E-books for a range of ages

Abdo Bookshelf 2

E-books for a range of ages

Tumble books

E-books and audio books for kids, teens, and even some adults.

Sesame Street

Resources and activities for families.

Jr. Library Guild

eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students.

OKC Zoo

OKC Zoo posting and streaming interactions with their animals daily at 2pm.

Asmodee games

Print and play board/card game demos from Asmodee for the family.

American Museum of Natural History

Natural History museum geared towards children to explore.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Digital tour of the museum and access to the digital archives of art books and artist profiles.

Travel OK

The state tourism site’s link to information and ideas of what to do while staying home.

The Ickabog

A new story from Author J.K. Rowling that can be read online with contests and activities for kids.

Online Meetings

If you need to meet with others, try these:

Google Hangouts

Zoom Meeting

Discord

 

 

 

Harry Potter Book Night photos

HPBN pictures are here! Save your favorite pictures by left clicking your picture top open it and then left clicking it to save it.

If you took any photos yourself, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with #cushinglibrary

 

Event notifications

Did you forget the last cool activity at the library? Do you hate missing library events?

We will notify you of upcoming events by  text message!

Call 918-225-4188 and ask to be put on our event list.

Trick Or Treat Photos are here!

2019 photos are now here!

 

To save your photos, click on the picture to enlarge it and right click your mouse to pull up your options. Select ‘Save image as’ to save it to your computer.

Hobbit Night Photos are here!

To view our photos, click Here.

To save your favorite photos, click the one you would like to keep and right click to save the image to your computer.