Coding STEM Class – Atoka County Library

Is your child interested in coding a robot? Join Atoka County Library for Botley 2.0: The Coding Robot on Thursday, October 5th at 4:30 PM. Participants will help Botley 2.0 move and navigate mazes through coding. Spots are available for children ages 5 to 8. Class size is limited so reservations are encouraged.

For more information, contact the Atoka County Library at (580) 889-3555 or visit the library at 279 East A Street in Atoka. The Atoka County Library is a branch of the Southern Oklahoma Library System.

Escape the Haunted Library: Escape Room Experience – Wilson Public Library

Spooky season is here! Come uncover mysteries and escape the haunted library at Wilson Public Library. Find clues and keys to travel through the library and solve the mystery of the haunting! For patrons ages 13 and up who would like a scary good time, 30-minute time slots are available on Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th starting at 6:00 PM. For Families who would like to attend and need a sensory-friendly environment, 30-minute time slots will be available on Saturday, September 30th starting at 1:00 PM. Light refreshments will be available. Sign-up is required due to the limited time slots.

What is an escape room? An escape room is a physical adventure game where guests, ranging from 2 to 10 participants, are locked in a themed room and must solve a series of puzzles and riddles to escape before the time runs out. The puzzles can be physical, mental, or a combination of both, and they often require players to search for hidden clues, manipulate objects, or use their senses to uncover hidden elements. These interactive escape games are designed to test your problem-solving skills, teamwork, and creativity as you try to escape before time runs out.

To sign up call the Wilson Public Library at (580) 668-2486. You can visit the library at 1087 US Hwy. 70A in Wilson. The Wilson Public Library is a branch of the Southern Oklahoma Library System (SOLS).

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month -Southern Oklahoma Library System

Do you have a passion for reading and artistic expression? Join Southern Oklahoma Library System (SOLS) this September in celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month with design your own bookmark contest. Pick up a bookmark contest sheet at your local SOLS branch! This year our theme will be “Journey through Literature”! Draw your favorite scene or character of any book and submit your entry to Library staff by Saturday, September 30th.

Designs will be judged by Library staff based on the following criteria; adherence to theme, originality, artistic skill and technique, and overall appeal. All ages are welcome to participate in one of our five categories; Children ages 3-6 and 7-9, Preteens 10-13, Teens 14-18, and Adults 19 and up. Winners from each age group will be announced on Friday, October 6th. Winning bookmarks will be printed and shared throughout all eight branches! We can’t wait to see your creative designs and share them with our community.

Guidelines for entry are as follows:

  1. Theme: Design a bookmark that reflects the theme “Journey through Literature”.
  • Size: Bookmarks must fit on the contest sheet’s bookmark outline.
  • Medium: All entries must be drawn on the entry sheet provided but any traditional medium is acceptable.
  • Contact Information: On the sheet, the participant’s name, age, category, and contact information must be clearly stated.
  • Originality: Designs must be original and not infringe on any copyright or trademark.
  • Submission: Submit to Library staff by the Saturday, September 30th deadline.

For more information or to apply for a library card, please call (580) 223-3164 or visit one of our branches in Ardmore, Atoka, Davis, Healdton, Marietta, Sulphur, Tishomingo, and Wilson.