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.

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

 

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 Instagram and be sure to tag us @cushinglibrary  or post it on your Facebook* 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 if you don’t tag us on Instagram 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 or Twitter 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.