Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Library Hours

Hartshorne Library will be opening at 8am Tuesday through Friday. We are participating in a pilot project to study the usage of different hours of business. Hartshorne is exploring early hour usage, while McAlester Public Library will be opening on Sundays 1:30-5:00. We will be conducting this project until June. At the conclusion we will study the feasibility of the new hours.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Greg Rodgers visits Library

Choctaw storyteller, Greg Rodgers, visited the Library Saturday Oct, 24. We were pleased with the good turn-out. Several of the students from nearby Jones Academy was in attendence. Greg spoke about how he gathered his stories and how he got started. Telling how he apprenticed under Tim Tingle, another Choctaw storyteller. He then told a couple of scary stories, very apropos for this time of year. The kids were very attentive and at the end of the presentation they had a few stories to share with him. We were very honored to have him and we are considering inviting him back for the Summer Reading Program next year.