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How do I access magazines with Zinio?

Online

  1. Visit Pioneer Library System’s Zinio for Libraries website justsoyouknow.us/zinio and select a magazine.
  2. Select Checkout Now (you will be prompted to login/create an account for the library’s Zinio)
  3. Click Start Reading (you will be prompted to login/create another account for Zinio.com)
    1. We suggest using the same login information for both accounts.
    2. Enjoy the full-color magazine!

Through the App
Available: Apple IOS | Android | Windows 8

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3 above in an internet browser.
  2. On your device, go to your App store and download the Zinio app.
  3. Open the Zinio app.
  4. Log into your Zinio.com account in the app.
  5. While you are on the main page of the app, tap on the symbol near the bottom or top of the screen (depending on the device you use) that looks like an open book. It might have the word read next to it if you have an apple product.
  6. The magazine that you selected online should be in your library. Tap on your free magazine and enjoy.
  7. If you choose a magazine from the shop while in the app, you will be charged for a subscription. The only way to get free magazines is to go back to your web browser and check out a magazine from the library’s Zinio website.

If you ever have any questions or problems, feel free to contact the Virtual Library at 801-4530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award List

The Sequoyah Administrative Team and the Pioneer Library System are proud to announce the following books for the 2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Masterlists. Voting has already begun, so check out these great books before you vote.

Children's (Grade 3-5)

Jane Austen's Birthday

Jane Austen, a popular English writer, was born on December 16, 1775. In honor of the anniversary of her birth, check out some the following titles written by her!

Northanger Abbey

In this spirited comedy of manners, Catherine Morland falls in love with a young clergyman while vacationing in Bath, and his father, thinking her wealthy, invites her to be a guest at Northanger Abbey, the family's country estate. But things take a turn for the worse when it's discovered that she is not wealthy.

Mansfield Park

At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, but when the dazzling and sophisticated Crawfords arrive, and amateur theatricals unleash rivalry and sexual jealousy, Fanny has to fight to retain her independence. This new edition places Mansfield Park in its Regency context and elucidates the theatrical background that pervades the novel.

Read more: Jane Austen's Birthday

Geek The Library

What do you geek?

That’s the question staff members at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library are asking their customers as part of the national Geek the Library community awareness campaign.

Geek the Library features local educational material that introduces “geek” as a verb and encourages the public to talk about what they geek, whether it’s engineering, superheroes, music, zombies, or cooking. The campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone geeks something—and that the library supports them all.

To get the message out in the community, the SOKC Library staff is planning a series of photo opportunities for community members to share their geeks. The first is a community photo day taking place all day Jan. 8 at the SOKC Library. Community members interested in taking part in the campaign will be able to visit the library (preferable dressed in black for picture quality), and have their photo taken. The photos will be added to the Pioneer Library System Flickr Page and will be available for download. Customers are encouraged to share the photos with their friends, post on their Facebook page, display in their place of business, or portray them in any way to helps get the word out about the library and what all it can offer.

Library staff members are also working on setting up photo sites in the community Feb. 10-17, as part of Love Your Library Month. Businesses in SOKC interested in hosting the library at their site during the week may call the library at (405) 979-2200 to set up a time.  Information about photo locations and other campaign events will be available on the PLS website, www.justsoyouknow.us/sokc.

Anybody who wants to have their photo taken, but cannot attend these scheduled events can call the library to schedule a time for their photo. Library staff is also available to attend community organization meetings, school family nights, homeowner association meetings, and other community events to photograph people for the campaign. Just call the library to set up a visit!

One goal of the campaign is to continue to spread the word about the relatively new library and all the services the library offers. The other goal is to get community members excited about supporting the library either as part of a Friends group start up team or as a financial or in-kind donor. By forming a Friends group and reaching donors, the SOKC Library staff can continue to provide programming for customers and participate in the local community.

The campaign is sponsored by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative that has provided services to help libraries deliver more to their users for four decades. Supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OCLC partnered with Chicago-based marketing communications agency Leo Burnett USA to create the campaign. For more information, visit www.geekthelibrary.org.

 

Read the Book - Then See the Movie

Do you like to read the book before you see the movie? Here’s a look at the books turned into movies in November, December, and January. Check them out at your hometown library today!

Big Sur
In theaters Nov. 1 (R)
Based on the book Big Sur by Jack Kerouc 
Retiring to a seaside cabin near San Francisco, Jack Duluoz looks for tranquility, but finds only horror and despair.

 

Ender's Game
In theaters Nov. 1 (PG-13)
Based on Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
A veteran of years of simulated war games, Ender believes he is engaged in one more computer war game when in truth he is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race seeking the complete destruction of Earth.

Read more: Read the Book - Then See the Movie

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