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2019 Public Library Reporting
The annual reporting window is now open. Your library form is now available online for the Fiscal Year 2019, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.
Please go to the following link:
Submission of your online report is due no later than August 15 for non-system libraries and October 1 for the 8 system libraries.
More info, go to 2019 Public Library Reporting page.
Edge 2.0 is gaining steam…
Did you know?
Your public library can start the Edge 2.0 Assessment anytime you’re ready. Visit http://www.libraryedge.org to get started!
One big change with Edge 2.0 is that there is no longer an assessment window. That means that you can take the assessment at a time of the year that works for you.
We’ve updated the ODL Edge web pages…
- Find out how Edge 2.0 can help your library and community.
- On the page above, you’ll also be given links to learn about digital inclusion, and how libraries can ensure that everyone can fully participate in the digital world.
- Read about Oklahoma libraries that found success using Edge.
Would you like to hold technology classes at your library…but don’t have the curriculum? Check out the new section, Digital Literacy Training and Curriculum, on the ODL Edge Resources page. Here you will find online learning tutorials and class curricula that you can use for instructor-led classes at your library, satisfying Edge benchmark 1.1 Classes or instruction on digital skills and benchmark 1.2 Individual help for digital services.
The 2nd Annual Oklahoma Book Festival will take place at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City on September 21, 2019!
This FREE event welcomes book-lovers young and old for a day of educational adventure.
–Meet 75-100 of America’s finest literary talent
–Listen to panel discussions and presentations
–Buy a book and get it signed by the author
–Bring the kids for children’s storytime and craft activities
–Experience live entertainment
–Enjoy the food trucks
–Browse the vendor booths and merchandise
–Pose for a pic with your favorite costumed characters
–Discover new books, writers and illustrators
Go the Oklahoma Book Festival website for more information. Find out how you can attend as an author, exhibitor, food vendor or volunteer.
Oklahoma Teen Book Con
Mark your calendars! The Oklahoma Teen Book Con will be held at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union in Norman on November 16, 2019.
OKTBC is an bi-annual one-day free event for teens and YA-lit fans, aimed at connecting Oklahoma teens to YA authors and books. The mission of the Oklahoma Teen Book Convention is to provide an opportunity for teens to celebrate a love of reading through a multi-faceted experience of diverse activities in an inclusive and accepting environment.
There will be panel sessions with YA Authors from around country, author meet-up sessions, writing workshops, artist alley where Teen Artists can showcase their work, and exhibitors.
Help Yourself + Help Others
Find resources for mental health/addiction at 2-1-1 Oklahoma and Wellness Now.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services(ODMHSAS), between 700,000 and 900,000 Oklahomans are experiencing and in need of treatment for brain disease, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Yet the state ranks 46th in the nation for state-sponsored behavioral health services.
As Oklahomans search for assistance, many turn to their public libraries to locate services and information.
Library Professional Development
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