Summer Reading Program Registration

Bringing Summer Reading activities to you!

In an effort to keep all of our library family safe, the Cushing Public Library will be providing our Summer Reading Program virtually and with take-away packets for 2020. Participants can join us online for activities, games and reading challenges and we will have weekly Activity Packets available for pickup at the library for participants to work on at home.

There will be two age groups for the program this year, a combined program for ages 3-12 and a newly added teen program for ages 13-19.

Sign-up online here:  

Ages 3-12

Ages 13-19

Don’t have reliable internet service? Drop in or call (918-225-4188) to sign up and participate with our weekly Activity Packets.

Participants can start tracking their reading beginning July 1st. Reading Trackers are available at the Customer Service Desk at the library and copies will be included in every Activity Packet.

New online content and Activity Packets will be released every Monday in July.  The first week’s material will be available on July 6th.

The Program

Participants will have the opportunity to earn and collect Library Bucks that they will be able to spend at the Cushing Library Prize Shop. The shop is expected to be open August 3-14 and hours will be announced closer to the shop’s opening.

Participants will receive Reading Trackers and Weekly Activity Trackers that can be completed and turned in at the library in exchange for one Library Buck per tracker. Participants can use the Reading Trackers to track time spent reading over the course of the program.

There is a limited number of Activity+Craft Kits and these kits will go out on a first come-first served basis to those signed up for the program. Once Activity+Craft Kits are gone, participants will receive an Activity Packet. Activity+Craft Kits contain all of the same contents as the Activity Packet plus one craft that has all of the pieces included.

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.
  • Study stations have been temporarily removed.
  • The Genealogy Room is temporarily not available.
  • Meeting rooms are not available.
  • Kits will not be available for checkout.
  • All programs and events will be held virtually until further notice.
  • Information about the Cushing Library’s Summer Reading Program will be coming soon.

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 72 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 finance 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.

 

 

Book Buzz

The Cushing Library is excited to announce a new class called Book Buzz for ages 12 to 13! Book Buzz  meets every Thursday at 4:00pm. At Book Buzz tweens talk about books they are reading and participate in activities and games that will promote reading skills. Book Buzz meets during the School Year. For more information about Book Buzz call the library at 918-225-4188.

Halloween Trick or Treat Pictures are here

 

Your 2018 Trick Or Treat 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.

Thank you to all who came to Trick or Treat at the Library. We loved seeing all of the costumes! Scooby-Doo, Franklin, Curious George and the staff enjoyed seeing everyone!

 

 

LEGO Builder’s Workshops

We have lots of fun at LEGO Builder’s Workshops! LEGO Builder’s Workshops are for ages 5-15 and  we meet the First Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult!

Story Times

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 birth 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