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.

 

 

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