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.)

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!

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.

Picture of a messy craft table with the words, "preschool storytime, thursdays at 10:30 am" and "what happens in storytime...stays in storytime!"

Each Thursday at 10:30 we offer a storytime for young children. We read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. We also offer a craft or activity after each program. Come join the fun!

Storytime follows the school calendar. If school is out for holidays or closed for inclement weather, then storytime is also cancelled.

Storytime takes a break from May through August for the Summer Reading Program.

Here’s what’s happening this month….

  • Crafting & Coffee – Monday mornings at 10:30.
  • Preschool Storytime – Thursday mornings at 10:30.
  • Adult Education Classes – Saturday from 9:30 – 12:00 or 12:00 – 2:30.
  • LEGO Club – Wednesday, February 12th & 26th from 4:00 – 5:30.
  • Page-Turner Book Club – Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30.
  • Tax prep with Crystal Kirkham on Fridays – call for an appointment, 918-762-3041 ext. 116.

Reminder: If Cleveland Public Schools are closed for bad weather, the library will also be closed.