Introducing OverDrive and Libby!

We are excited to announce that ebooks, audiobooks and magazines are now available at Cushing Public Library through OverDrive’s OK Virtual Library!

Libby, the reading app from our library, built by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at Overdrive Libby.

To sign in to Libby you will need

  • an internet connection
  • your library card number
  • account password 

If you have not set up an account password, or have difficulties logging in, please give us a call at 918-225-4188.

Legacy OverDrive app Help 

Virtual Storytime

Starting Wednesday, October 6th

Our Virtual Storytime will be geared for children ages 3 to 5.

When you sign up for Storytime, we ask for your email. We’ll send you a link where you and your family can view our story.

We’ll post the story each Wednesday that the Cushing Public Schools are in session, starting October 6th.

If there’s bad weather, someone is sick or something else happens where we have to change story time, we’ll let you know. We apologize if it’s short notice.

Activities and Crafts To-Go

For each Storytime, there will be an Activity-to-go or an easy, craft tutorial posted on the Storytime website. This week’s Storytime’ notices will say if an Activity-to-go is available for that week.

Activity Pick-up Times

You can pick up Activities-to-go at the library from 10 am Wednesday through the Saturday of that week, while supplies last. Activities-to-go will vary and may have crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, games or worksheets.

The Library of Things

Check Out the Library of Things

  • Board Games
  • Card Games
  • Early Learning Kits
  • Family Movie Night Bundles

Items from our Library of Things (Items) can be checked out by Cushing Public Library card holders ages 18 and older that have an account in good standing with no unpaid fines or charges.

An adult patron must present their library card or photo ID to be able to check out an Item.

An Item Borrowing Waiver must be filled out each time an Item is checked out.

Items are limited to one per household and cannot be renewed.

Items are available on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

Items have special loan periods and overdue charges. See individual items for details.

Stop by the library to find out more.


We would like to thank these companies and organizations for donating games to help start the Library of Things game collection.

Asmadi Games

Bezier Games, Inc.

Brotherwise Games

Exploding Kittens Inc.

The Friends of the Cushing Public Library, Inc.

Gamewright

Ravensburger Games

Renegade Game Studios

Rio Grande Games

Steve Jackson Games

New look with new features – What to expect

Our library system switch-over has been completed and using our library catalog to search for your next great read just got that much easier! You can now see book covers and get a description of the book to help you pick out your next reads without even having to pull a book off the shelf.

We are very excited to bring to you this new catalog which will make your digital interaction with the library that much more enjoyable, but before you can log-in to your account, you will need to call us to get your password set-up.

Go to the new catalog 

With the system switch, there will be some things for you to be prepared for upon your next visit. Your next visit to the library, we will have to update and verify your account and we will have to reset your password for your account so you can log into your account from the catalog in the future.

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 Robert J. Conley Literary Landmark plaque has been installed. The Landmark can be found inside the library next to the Reference Room and Circulation Desk.

We apologize for the audio quality and the echoing.

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

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, check out Tumble books.

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.

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! 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.