Walls Appearing

Wall framing continues on all floors with the Lower Level being the primary area of focus.  Whereas the first, second and third levels of the renovated Central Library will be mostly large, open, public areas, the lower level will include the Aaronson Auditorium, Reception, Conference Room, staff offices and workrooms.

For more construction photos go to this link on flickr:

Light Summer Reads

I don’t know about you, but when Oklahoma’s hot sticky weather arrives I find it difficult to read dark, dreary books. It takes too much energy. I suggest you enjoy a margarita by the pool or curl up under the air conditioning with a glass of lemonade and sink into one of these feel-good books.

50th Birthday Hard Hat Tour

On June 16, major donors for the renovation of the Central Library, city and county officials, Library Commissioners, Tulsa Library Trust members, and the Capital Campaign committee helped us celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Central Library which opened in June 1965.  Guests donned hard hats for tours of the Central Library, with guides taking them to areas on the first level where the Tech Lounge, Making Lab, Audio Lab, Self Service Center, Coffee Shop, Self Check, Meeting Room and Childrens Library will be located.

Summer officially has begun and it's heating up. Is there a list of pool or splash pads around town?

You're in luck! The library has a database called Tulsa Organizations and Services (or TOS) which includes a wealth of information about Tulsa area groups and facilities, goverment agencies and departments, and other local resources. Included in the database is a list of public swimming pools, water playgrounds, and splash pads open in the Tulsa County area this summer. 

Giving USA 2015

Benefactor, a consulting firm for non-profits, has published its report on U.S. giving patterns from 2014. Check it out, request  free print of the eye-catching graphics, and have a look at their other free resources.