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Oklahoma Department of Libraries Summer Reading Performers Wiki Over two decades the summer reading program has enlisted performers for the entertainment of thousands of children, young adults and adults. They are now in the form of a Wiki database. The intention of this information for Oklahoma librarians and teachers to find a variety of performers for children and teens.
Call for 2019 A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Workshop Presenter
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries Youth Services Consultant is accepting proposals for one or two presenters to conduct regional Summer Reading Workshops. Workshops will be presented to librarians who provide services to children and teens to offer ideas in preparation of the 2019 Space Summer Reading Program. Request for Proposals is closed. You can download the details of the bid proposal here. (PDF)
"Read for Adventure" from the OKC Zoo and Metropolitan Library System This spring brings a new venture for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Metropolitan Library System with the statewide launch of their community literacy program, “Read for Adventure.” This successful promotion and partnership is going Oklahoma wide, welcoming every public library across the state to participate at no cost. Read the press release here and watch the promotional video here.
Hunger Free Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Department of Education, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries have partnered to provide the children of Oklahoma free access to healthy meals. You can read State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister's letter to Oklahoma Public Libraries and view her video here. All Oklahoma public libraries are welcome to participate. Qualifying information is included in the letter. You can contact Hunger Free Oklahoma for more information.
Performers are divided and listed by the age groups they prefer on the navigation table to the left.
Current and Future Summer Reading Program themes and slogans:
A Universe of Stories
Early Literacy and Children Artist: Leeza Hernandez
Teen and Adult Artist: Antonio Caparo
Imagine Your Story
Artist: LeUyen Phan
Tails and Tales
All Together Now
A Call for Performers email is sent in the fall of each year.
Contact Adrienne Butler for questions or corrections.
Youth Services Consultant
Oklahoma Department of Libraries