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"Tulsa Central Library Renewed" Launches $1 Million Public Fundraising Campaign

May 16, Robert J. LaFortune, Tulsa Central Library Renewed chairman announced the launch of the public phase of the campaign to raise $1 million from the Tulsa community.

The overall cost of the renovation of the Central Library will be finalized this summer, but is estimated at $50 million.  With a lead gift from the Bezalel Fund/Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Tulsa library Trust has raised $28 million to date, engaging dozens of corporations, foundations and individuals to help achieve the fundraising goal.

Is there a way that I can keep track of all of my family’s library cards at once?

Yes there is, and it’s called Library Elf. This service can be set up to send you notices regarding the due dates of your checked out items, as well as if you have any holds ready for pick. You can use Library Elf for a single library account, but you can also add multiple cards (those of your spouse and your kids, for example) to the same Elf account to keep track of everyone’s items in a single place.

June Adult Learner Book Club

As per usual, the Book Club will not met during the month of May. However, there is a book for participants to read for June: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

“A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”

~Goodreads.com

One Book, One Tulsa: The Great Gatsby by Cindy Hulsey

What makes The Great Gatsby such an enduring work of literature? It was not, after all, a bestseller when it was published, yet it is still in print 90 years after its original publication. It has sold millions of copies, and is taught in high schools and universities as an American classic. The novel holds up well to re-reading, each time revealing more depth and richness than the time before.

Financial Fitness Kit 2014

 

 

 

The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants made a fantastic Financial Fitness Kit and has provided copies to library locations for free—and the literacy office has more than a few to give out to those who might be interested in obtaining one! The kit is in the form of a magazine and is quite text-heavy, so this might be a good tool for a tutor to use during lessons with adult learners who are interested in obtaining financial information. They contain some really great information on the following topics:

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