We are excited to announce our first ever carpool cinema! We will be showing Hocus Pocus in the field behind the Old School Gym on Friday, October 30th. You can tune into the movie while staying in your car or if you’d like to sit outside, bring blankets & chairs. Just remember, we will be practicing social distancing.

Cub scouts will be offering concessions, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks. The fun begins at 6:30!

Great news, Friends!

The Jay C. Byers Memorial Library has been awarded the Digital Inclusion Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The Digital Inclusion Grant will help the library expand access to digital services for the community. With the grant, the library has purchased ten mobile hotspots for circulation.

Here’s what you need to know:
* Only one per household.
* Must be 18 years of age or older.
* Checkout is for 1 week with no renewals.
* Late fees are $1.00 per day.
* Must be returned inside the library, not in the drop-box.

Thank you to the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries for this opportunity! (This activity is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The opinions and content of activities and materials do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS, and no official endorsement should be inferred.)

Page-Turner Book Club title on lined background.

The next book we’re reading is The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman.  Date to be determined.

Have a good book suggestion for a future meeting?  Come join us!  We’re always looking for new ideas.

Future Books:
2020:  This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
2020:  The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Previous Books:
February 2020: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
January 2020:  The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
Nov 2019:  Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
Oct 2019:  Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Sept 2019: Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Aug 2019: News Of The World by Paulette Jiles
July 2019: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
June 2019: Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
May 2019:  Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
April 2019:  The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault
March 2019: Varina by Charles Frazier
February 2019: The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
January 2019:  The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
December 2018:  5 People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
October 2018:  Pieces Of Happiness by Anne Ostby
September 2018: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
August 2018: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
July 2018:  The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
June 2018:  Educated by Tara Westover
April/May 2018:  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
February 2018: Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
January 2018:  A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles
December 2017 – Strangler Vine by M. J. Carter
October 2017:  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
September 2017 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
August 2017 – The Immortal Life of HEnrietta LAcks by Rebecca Skloot
July 2017 – The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
June 2017 – Unwind by Neal Shusterman
May 2017 – Soloist by Steve Lopez
March 2017:  Before The Fall by Noah Hawley
January 2017: Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
December 2016: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
October 2016: In The Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
August 2016: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
July 2016: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
May 2016: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Yes, we are having the Summer Reading Program this summer!
Come in now to get your reading log and start reading.

Schedule of Events

  • June 16: 1:00 – 4:30 Come and Go Craft Day
  • June 23: 1:00 – 4:30 Come and Go Craft Day
  • June 30: 2:00 – 3:00 The Skippy Show at the Stage Center
  • July 07: 1:00 – 4:30 Come and Go Craft Day
  • July 14: 2:00 – 3:00 Flying Debris Show at the Stage Center
  • July 21: 2:00 – 3:30 Extreme Animals Show at the Stage Center

Imagine Your Story…at the library!

Starting May 15th, we will make curbside pickup available for patrons over 65 or who are vulnerable. Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 5:00, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. You can call 918-358-2676 to request items. We will check them out for you and bring them to your car. Just give us a call when you get here.

** Fines will remain suspended and will not accrue until June 6th, 2020.
** Print jobs can be emailed to print@jcbyerslibrary.org.


During this time the library will be open but with restrictions. We are still here, ready to help you whether it’s in person, over the phone or online. Here are some of the ways we can help.

Books:
-We can do curbside checkouts for those over 65 or who are vulnerable. Just call us at 918-358-2676 or reserve online to let us know which books you want. We’ll check them out and bring them out to your car. Call when you get in the parking lot.
-You can return your books at any time in the drop box in front of the library.
-There are free books available at the Friendly Book Browser, across the parking lot from the library. There is a shelf on the porch.

Ebooks:
-You can check out books online through Oklahoma Virtual Library and Overdrive. Visit our ebook page for more information.
-If you do not have an account with us, you can now create one online and be able to check out ebooks. To check out physical books, you will need to come in to the library and finish the registration process. You will need to bring proof of residency.

Online:
-We have free wifi 24/7 that will reach the parking lot. Just accept the disclaimer and you’re ready to go. If you are out of your car, please follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and group number.
-If you need something printed, email it to: print@jcbyerslibrary.org . Black & white copies are .10 per page and color copies are .50 per page. If you have questions, please give us a call. 918-358-2676

Pick-ups:
-School food pick-up: you can come by on Mondays from 11:15 – 11:45.

As always, if you have any questions or need any help, feel free to come in to the library, explore the website, contact us on Facebook, or call us at 918-358-2676.