- Published on Monday, 10 June 2013 15:43
PLS has taken on two new databases that should definitely be explored!
The Consumer Reports database assists consumers in making better purchasing decisions on whatever they may be shopping for. Consumers can search and browse through information about cars, appliances, electronics, home & gardening supplies, products for babies & kids, shopping, health, and money. The database also provides ratings for the items that people are interested in. If you are thinking about making a purchase anytime soon, browse this database to get the most bang for your buck!
The Fold3 database offers a vast collection of original historical documents and personal histories from the past. These valuable documents can help people expand their knowledge of their own ancestry. With a travelling genealogy program going around PLS for Summer Reading 2013, this database could help you get started on exploring an interesting personal history.
- Published on Monday, 10 June 2013 08:48
Students from Michelle McDaniel's class at Polo Road Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, heard about the multiple tornadoes that came through our state in May and sympathized with the Oklahomans affected.
To show their support, they wrote cards expressing their well wishes, safety tips, and positivity about the future. The photo to the left is just an example of one of the many thoughtful cards written by the Polo Road Elementary School children.
- Published on Sunday, 26 May 2013 01:00
Ian Fleming's birth anniversary is May 28th. This English journalist and novelist created the James Bond series, beginning with Casino Royale in 1953.
He also penned the children's classic Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang.
To celebrate Ian Fleming, stop by your hometown library and check out some of the following titles. Don't forget to look at materials on OverDrive as well! This is a great time to explore the inspiration for the numerous James Bond movies.
Casino Royale: A James Bond Novel by Ian Fleming
In the first James Bond novel, originally published in 1953, 007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:08
The following are services available to assist those affected by the May 2013 tornadoes.
Please ask library staff if you need assistance finding information for additional tornado relief services.
American Red Cross
Apply for Disaster Assistance: www.disasterassistance.gov
- Speak to a live agent at 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 1.800.462.7585
- Application Checklist
- Application Guide
- Declaration and Release Form
- NOTE: Any member of a household/family can apply for disaster assistance as long as they have a SSN. That person becomes the contact person for the entire application process and is the only person able to provide information officially. Verification of other individuals may be a part of the follow-up.
- Coping with Disaster
- Find Housing
- Oklahoma Severe Storms and Tornadoes Info Page
- Price Gouging Information
- Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 07:30
We watched in terror as the tornado made its way along the path one mile south of the Southwest Oklahoma City Library and about a block south of the Moore Public Library where 54 people were sheltering from the storm. We were so relieved when they were passed, but others were not so fortunate.
In addition, our friend and Board Member Steve Eddy is City Manager of the City of Moore and our hearts break for him and for his wife who is Director of the Red Cross as we think of all they are seeing and dealing with.
At this time I don’t know how we can help, but I will keep you informed as we learn more. Late last night the power was out in Blanchard, SOKC and Moore libraries. Those staff members should check with their supervisors as we determine plans for them and their libraries. All other libraries should be open and staff reporting normally. I’m sure many customers will need our services.
If you have information about other Pioneer staff members affected by the tornado, please let me know. We recognize that many of our customers were affected, also, and will want to know how we can help.
Anne Masters, Director of the Pioneer Library System