Winter Hours

for the Public Library are

  • Mon-Thur … Noon to 6:00pm
  • Fridays … 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Winter Reading

Holidays are a busy time, but still make an effort to encourage those around you to READ! Have the kids help read the recipes and measure the ingredients. Have your Teens help with Maps and road signs. Ask the Elders in the family to read or tell stories of the past.  You will be amazed what the kids remember when they are older when they are included .

Have a great holiday Season with the kids. Enjoy their activities, and include them in yours.

Reminder if your child is under 16 they must have a signed Internet Permission to access the computers. It must be signed by a Parent or Guardian at the Library. We can’t send the form home to sign.

Summer Has Arrived

Summer is always a time we look forward to, young or old. A time to play instead of school, a time for vacations, or just being lazy around the house.

It is also a time to be watchful. Know what the kids are doing, not just vaguely hear I am going out to play.  Whose house are they at, are they downtown at the library, at the park, or just walking around.  Be aware of their activities, who they are with and how long they are gone.

It is also a time to reinforce what they have learned during the year. Make sure they read at least 15 minutes a day, 30 minutes is even better. Let them help when checking out at the store, make them count the money, or even better, give them a limit they can’t exceed so they have to pay attention to a budget (and that way they don’t over spend). summers are easy time to forget what they have learned, give them a headstart in the fall.

Best of all HAVE FUN with the kids. Enjoy their activities, and include them in yours.

Summer Hours for the Public Library are Noon to 6:00pm Mon-Thur 11am-5pm Fridays. TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS are reading program days and we open from 10am til 12 pm for Kids related activities. No computers are on during this time.  If you want to have a good time come read with the kids, you both will enjoy the time well spent.

Monsters Are Coming!

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* * * * * Book Fair Has Been Scheduled * * * * * *

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Public Library.  November will see Monsters Galore in and out of the library.  Great new books, and even the classics can be found on the shelves.  It would be a great opportunity for Family members to find that perfect Christmas gift.

Book Fair Schedule

  • Sunday, November 13th  –  Family Event
  • Monday, November 14th  –  Class Preview Day
  • Tuesday, November 15th  –  Class Preview Day
  • Wednesday, November 16th  –  Class Purchase Day
  • Thursday, November 17th  –  Class Purchase Day
  • Friday, November 18th  –  Last Day to Check Out the Book Fair

Website Is Up and Running!

We are happy to announce that the long awaited new and improved Library Website is here.

A short tour of our sight shows you:

  • ONLINE CATALOG – Several places throughout the site will allow you to link directly to the Online Catalog.  Click on any book on the pages or on the menu Catalog under Library Services
  • PROGRAMS is the place to find out what events are going on at the library
  • KIDS area has database resources for help with homework, as well as a section showing the latest books that have arrived for the younger patrons
  • TEENS section have links to databases, college ideas, latest and greatest books for the kids reading chapter books to young adult books
  • LIBRARY SERVICES provides information on what the library provides, how to get a card, online catalog, policies, Library Board of Trustees information
  • CONTACT lets you tell us what you think  of the library; ideas for improvements, issues you might have. or just a congratulations you are doing a great job.

Coming Soon

  • BOOK REVIEWS will be added to for all ages, So please if yo have read a book write a short review and it could be published on the site
  • ADULTS showcases the latest library news  as well as great books that have arrived
  • ALLEN HAPPENINGS – If we know of an event in Allen it can be posted and promoted here
  • ALLEN HISTORY If we have history of the area, links or pictures we would be proud to show them off here.
  • more to come as we explore the possibilities…

As with all new projects this is one in development and will be updated and tweaked over the next few weeks.  Check back often to see what is in store for Allen, or stop by the library and help us out in its development.

Funding from Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the US Libraries Services & Technology Act have made the staff training and materials need to run it possible.  Without them we would not be able to provide up to-date technology in the Allen Library.

Try out Britannica for Kids

Just in time for school. We’ve added a new resource to help you in your learning and discovery pursuits.

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