Library Board Meeting


Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 12:00 p.m.

Heritage Room, Vinita Public Library – 215 W Illinois Ave, Vinita, Oklahoma


  1. Call Meeting to Order
  • Roll Call; Declaration of a Quorum
  • Discussion, consideration, and possible action on approval of minutes of the August 2021 meeting
  • Discussion, consideration, and possible action on approval of meetings for calendar year 2022.
  • Librarian’s Combined Report: Income and Expense, Statement of Financial Condition, and Activity
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

Bookworm Walk open through August

The Vinita library “Bookworm Walk” is open! A map is available at the Library and will be posted on the library’s Facebook page. The Bookworm Walk is a new fun and exciting way for children and families to experience the joys of reading together in the great outdoors. It begins at the library and following the signs, it ends in South Park.

Use the map for the Bookwalk. You can pick up a map at the library or find it on our Facebook page. We hope the community enjoys this event going on through July and August. Send us pictures on our Facebook page or by email to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of “Town Mouse Country Mouse” by Jan Brett.

Library offers free workshop Aug. 5

Free workshops open to the public at the Vinita Library are being offered the first Thursday of each month from Noon-1 pm. beginning Aug. 5. We have partnered with NETech to bring these workshops to the Vinita community. Take advantage of these opportunities, even if you have a small home business, you will see the benefits. In September the workshop is LinkedIn for Businesses.

Technology Brings a World of Reliable Information to the Library

Need to find a Time magazine article from three years ago? Want to research the horse industry? Need a refresher before that big test? Head to the Vinita Public Library.

Journals, Magazines, Articles and More Online

You can find millions of magazine articles, dozens of dependable reference materials, and a host of medical, scientific, consumer and business resources. All of it is available through Digital Prairie Research, the online databases that are available to the state.

Librarians have always helped people find the right books and periodicals to answer their questions. The Internet has made this mission even more critical. Anyone can be a publisher on the Internet, so you have to be careful to make sure the information is reliable. Is it from a reputable source, or is it just someone’s opinion?

That’s what makes Digital Prairie so useful. All of these materials are from respected national publications and reference resources to assure their accuracy. You can get to Digital Prairie from home or wherever you are. This is especially helpful if you need reference information for work, or if your child needs homework help. All you need is a computer with Internet.

What if you need something that the library doesn’t have?

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Online information is great, but it won’t help if you want to read your favorite author, check out a book on a certain topic, or find something to read to your children.

If we don’t have the book you’re looking for, we can borrow it from another library. Libraries have always borrowed materials from each other through Interlibrary Loan, but the new technology helps us do this faster and more efficiently since we can ask to borrow materials electronically.

If we can’t find the book in-state, the Department of Libraries can help us borrow a copy from libraries worldwide. You can also borrow DVDs, CDs, audio books, large print books, graphic novels, and government documents through Interlibrary Loan.

Our mission hasn’t changed. We’re still here to meet the informational and recreational needs of our community. But today, we can provide so much more.

For more information on Digital Prairie or Interlibrary Loan, drop by the Vinita Public Library, call 918-256-2115.

Summer Reading 2021

Readers of all ages will explore the animal kingdom this summer as the Vinita Public Library presents “Tails and Tales” during their summer library program. Activities may include story time, songs, group games, crafts, art projects, special programs, and more

The 2021 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, kindergarten through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, and more. 

Kickoff and Registration for “Tails and Tales” will be Friday, May 28 at noon. 

For more information, call the library at 918-256-2115 and follow us on Facebook for information and updates.

All programs are free of charge.

Read along with us … Christmas virtual storytime is on our Facebook page

Seasons Greetings!!! Every Year Around This Time Our Staff Members At The Library Will Host A Wonderful Story Time With Santa!!! Unfortunately This Year We Were Unable To Do So… But Have No Fear, The Librarians Are Here!!! As A Way To Keep Our Tradition Alive We Have Decided To Post A Virtual Story Time Instead!!! So Grab A Blanket, A Cup Of Hot Chocolate & Read Along With Us As Our Library Assistant Mary Post Tells You The Story About “The Night Before Christmas” – By: Clement Clark Moore. We Hope That You Enjoy It & From All Of Us At The Vinita Public Library We Want To Wish You A Very Merry Christmas!!!

Click on the link below to watch the virtual storytime.