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I'm interested in helping someone learn to read. How do I apply to become a literacy tutor at the library?

Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at 29th & Harvard, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.

3D Printing at the Library

3D printing is now available for customers and staff use. We currently have an Ultimaker2 and are in the process acquiring a 3D carver (CNC Mill) for customer use, as well. 

What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a process by which solid 3 dimensional objects are created from a programmed digital model. Users can design an object on the computer, and the printer builds the design into a solid piece or pieces using a plastic filament. 

I'd like to start my own business, but don't know quite where to begin. Where can I find some information on getting started?

We have a number of resources at the library that can help you start your own small business, some of which are included in the Business Center reference guide, which can be found on our Research & Learn page. Take a look at the various tabs near the top of the Business Center page, and you'll find one labeled Starting a Business.

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.

My mother loves to read but is not able to drive. Do you deliver books to people who aren't able to get to the library?

Yes, the library does offer a homebound delivery service and Books By Mail to those customers who are physically unable to travel to their library branch. This option is offered through our Outreach Services department. Customers who qualify for homebound delivery can request their own items, or have Outreach staff select materials based on their reading preferences.

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