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Tails & Tales: Summer Reading Program 2021

With warm weather arriving, and school almost out, it’s beginning to look like Summer Reading Program time!

Eastern Oklahoma Library System is excited to announce our 2021 Summer Reading Program (SRP) lineup of challenges, programs, and prizes to engage readers of all ages.  This year’s theme is Tails and Tales, and as you can guess, animals are what it’s all about!  EOLS staff are ready to help you pick out your next great read, about any creature great or small.

Speaking of which, our Summer Reading Kickoff program will feature some enormous Asian elephants from the Endangered Ark Foundation, in Hugo, OK.  Endangered Ark is a safe haven for retired circus elephants, and while we can’t bring these huge animals to the library, we can bring them to you virtually.  To view this on-demand program, check the library website,, and Facebook page for links, available May 25-31.

Early registration for the Reading Challenge is from May 1-14, and patrons can sign up online by visiting  Beanstack, our digital tracking program, is as easy as 1-2-3:  create an account, sign up for the SRP Challenge, and log reading minutes on the handy app, beginning May 15.  Patrons can visit any local branch with questions or help with the process, and they can download the app from the Google Play Store or App Store.  Kids will receive a prize for every 100 minutes they read, and complete the challenge with 1000 minutes of reading.

The library branches will have limited in-person programs this summer, with many more programs offered online.  Presenters include Extreme Animals, Storyteller Will Hill, The Oklahoma Science Museum, and many more.  For details and a schedule, check our events page at

More information about the Summer Reading Program is available at your local library, and on our website and branch Facebook pages.

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