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.

 

 

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