Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, the library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th. We will reopen on June 20th as usual.

While we are closed, you can:

  • Return books in the drop box located outside the library.
  • Renew books through the online catalog.  (You will use your card number and phone number on your account.)
  • Check out books and more with OK Virtual Library.
  • Use our free WiFi.

We hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

This month at the library….

June 4: Mad Science (Dino Edition) at 2:00 (Community Center)
June 4: Book Club at 6:00 (Library Meeting Room)
June 6, 13, 20 & 27: Teen Program at 1:00 (Library Meeting Room)
June 11 & 18: Come & Go Craft Day (Library Meeting Room)
June 13: City Council Meeting at 12:00 (Fire Station)
June 14 & 28: Free Movie & Popcorn at 10:30 (Library Meeting Room)
June 17: Jam Making for Adults at 2:00 (Library Meeting Room)
June 19: Closed for Juneteenth.
June 25: Leave No Trace with Corp of Engineers at 2:00 (Community Center)
June 26: Book Reading, “Juniper’s Butterfly Garden” at 10:30
June 29: Last day to turn in book logs for Summer Reading prizes.
And as always, every Friday is Free Popcorn Day!

If you have any questions, please call us at 918-358-2676.

Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, we will be closed Saturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th.  We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28th.

While we are closed, you can:

  • Return books in the drop box located outside the library.
  • Renew books through the online catalog.  (You will use your card number and phone number on your account.)
  • Check out books and more with OK Virtual Library.
  • Use our free WiFi.

We hope you have a happy and safe holiday!

Summer Reading 2024

This summer, Adventure begins at Jay C. Byers Library!

Join us on Tuesday, May 21st from 11:00 – 2:00 in the Community Center for our Summer Reading Kick-Off. We’ll have crafts, games, and snacks available. Don’t forget to pick up your reading log so you can start earning prizes!

The Summer Reading event runs from May 21st – June 29th.

Schedule of Events:
Week 1
Tuesday, May 21 – Summer Reading Kickoff 11-2
Thursday, May 23 – Teens @1:00
Week 2
Tuesday, May 28 – Come & Go Craft Day 11-4
Wednesday, May 29 – Author Jennifer Riem book reading 10:30
Thursday, May 30 – Teens @ 1:00
Friday, May 31 – Free Popcorn & a Movie 10:30
Week 3
Tuesday, June 4 – Dino Show (Mad Science) 2:00
Tuesday, June 4 – Book Club for Adults 6:00
Thursday, June 6 – Teens @1:00
Week 4
Tuesday, June 11 – Come & Go Craft Day 11-4
Thursday, June 13 – Teens @ 1:00
Friday, June 14 – Free Popcorn & a Movie 10:30
Week 5
Monday, June 17 – Jam Making for Adults 2:00
Tuesday, June 18 – Come & Go Craft Day 11-4
Thursday, June 20 – Teens @ 1:00
Week 6
Tuesday, June 25 – Leave no Trace (C. of E.) 2:00
Thursday, June 27 – Teens @ 1:00
Friday, June 28 – Free Popcorn & a Movie 10:30

We hope you come and join the fun!

Thank You, Summer Reading Sponsors:

  • Friends of the Jay C. Byers Memorial Library
  • Institute of Museums and Library Services
  • The Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Let’s Talk About It

Come join our book club and let’s talk about it!

Let’s Talk About It is the perfect catalyst for personal reflection, gained insight, and great conversations! Explore different genres, discover new authors, and meet other readers who love to read and talk about books. We meet at the library at 6:00 pm.

Upcoming dates and books:

1/23 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2/27 – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
3/26 – A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
4/30 – A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

A project of Oklahoma Humanities and it’s funders: Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma City University, McCasland Foundation, Inasmuch Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities.

Update on the OverDrive & Libby apps

Attention, OverDrive app users! OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library.

It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card.

Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:

  • Tags to categorize books however you’d like—you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag!
  • A central bookshelf for all loans and holds
  • Customizable notifications for ready holds
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sonos speakers

Learn more here.