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New Book Discussion Kits Available

Book Discussion KitThere are 10 new Adult Book Discussion kits available for check out.  You don't know what a Book Discussion Kit is?

Pioneer Library makes holding a book discussion easy.  All you have to do is gather the friends and open the book.  We do the rest for you. PLS maintains Book Discussion kits that have everything you need to have a successful group reading experience.  Each kit contains 10 - 14 copies of the listed book, bookmarks, a manual containing discussion questions, reviews and articles and information about the book and information about the author all in a bag to carry them home.  Each kit can be checked out for 6 weeks.

To browse the book discussion kits go to For Book Lovers under Services (on the right side of the web page) and click on Adult or Teen Book Discussion Kits.  Holds can not be placed on the book kits through the catalog.  Book discussion kits are booked in person.  This allows us to make the kits available to as many customers as possible, when needed for their club's use.  To reserve a kit for pickup at your hometown library This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please allow at least 3 working days for delivery.  Kits may be reserved months in advance.

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Anne Frank's Birth Anniversary

June 12th is the birth anniversary of Anne Frank. Anne's family moved to Amsterdam to escape the Nazis, but after Holland was invaded by Germany, they had to go into hiding. In 1942 Anne began to keep a diary. She died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Her father published her diary after the war, and it became one of the most famous pieces of literary work.

If you are interested in learning more about Anne Frank, check out some of the following titles:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic--a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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How to get a Library Card

     Who is eligible for a library card?
     Who is eligible for a reciprocal card?
     Who is eligible for a non-resident fee card?
     How do I replace my lost, stolen, damaged library card?
     How do I get my PIN?
     Get additional information regarding library cards by reading our Circulation Policy.

Who is eligible for a library card?

People who live, work, attend school, or own property in communities in Pottawatomie, McClain, and Cleveland counties are eligible for library cards.


This includes the following communities:

(People who live in towns marked with * need to work, attend school, or own property in the above mentioned three county area. For a map of our service area visit our Google map.)

Anyone in those communities can choose to have one of two types of cards. A Tradional Library Card, which provides access to online materials as well as books and videos inside our hometown libraries, or a Virtual Library Card, which provides access to online materials only.

Just So You Know: If you already have a library card you do not need a Virtual Library Card to access online resources. Your current PLS library card already grants you access to our online resources! If you currently have a library card and do not know your PIN please use the PIN Request form to reset your PIN.


For detailed information regarding library card eligibility view our Circulation Policy.





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Who is eligible for a reciprocal card?


Any customer eligible for a card in the Metropolitan Library System (living, attending school, or owning property in Oklahoma County or Oklahoma City) is eligible for a Reciprocal Card in the Pioneer Library System. Any person with a Pioneer System card is eligible for a Metropolitan System card.

Communities within the Metropolitan service area include:

Just So You Know: To apply for a reciprocal card you need to visit a Pioneer Library System hometown library in person. For a map of the Pioneer Library System hometown libraries visit our Google map.


For detailed information regarding library card eligibility view our Circulation Policy.




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Who is eligible for a non-resident fee card?


Any person, who does not qualify for a Pioneer Library System card or a Reciprocal Card, but wishes to access to library collections from a branch of the Pioneer Library System, may apply for a non-resident library card.

Verification of current address is required. If the borrower does not have identification showing current address, the library card will be mailed to the borrower's address.

Contiguous Counties Non-Resident Fee Card: $60.00 (Contiguous counties include: Canadian, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Seminole, Pontotoc, Garvin, and Grady.)

Non-contiguous Counties Non-Resident Fee Card: $70.00

Out-of-State Non-Resident Fee Card: $80.00


For detailed information regarding library card eligibility view our Circulation Policy.




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How do I replace my lost, stolen, damaged library card?

Replacement card fees are set by the Pioneer Library System Board of Trustees.

Replacement card costs:

Damaged card: Free
Lost card : $1.00
Customer just wants a new card: $1.00


For detailed information regarding library card eligibility view our Circulation Policy.



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Bonnie and Clyde Death Anniversary

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a robbery team in the early twentieth century who became infamous and notorious in the United States through their over-the-top run ins with the police and exploits in the country's newspapers.

Bonnie and Clyde, as they are commonly referred to as, were a team for roughly two years and committed crimes in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri before being caught in Gibsland, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934. They were ambushed on a Louisana highway by Texas and Louisiana police officers and later shot and killed.

Many bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde also became legends because of the harsh conditions of the Great Depression during which they committed their crimes. The duo became so popular that they sparked inspiration for movies and songs about their careers.

If you would like to read more about the infamous criminals, check out the article on Encyclopedia Britannica. Check out the following books and movies to explore the lives and myths of Bonnie and Clyde.

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How do I use the OverDrive app on an Android Device?

Android Device - Phone or Tablet

Getting Started

Set up OverDrive App

  • Open the OverDrive app
  • Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account or use the app anonymously if you are under 13.
  • Add a library.
             -In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.
             -In older app versions, tap the Add a library icon (if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).
  • Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.
  • Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System in your library list.

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Tap Pioneer Library System to start browsing titles.
  • Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar
  • Tap the Borrow button
             - If it isn't currently available, tap Place Hold
  • Enter your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
              - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.
  • Tap Download button
             -Select ePUB or MP3 format
  • Tap Confirm & Download
  • Title will download to your device

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

  • Press and hold the book cover
  • Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

Change Checkout Period

The default checkout period is 7 days. You can change your checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days.

  • Tap on Pioneer Library System in your library list
  • tap on Account
  • Log in with your Pioneer Library Card number and PIN
  • Tap on Settings
  • change the Checkout period to desired days
  • Tap Save
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