Learn More About Your Veterans’ History with Muskogee Public Library

Saturday, November 11, marks the 76th Veteran’s Day celebration. In my hometown, we celebrated Veteran’s Day with a big parade and festivities at our city park, or the high school gym if the weather was unfavorable.

I have always loved celebrating our veterans and appreciated deeply the sacrifice many men and women have made for the freedoms I treasure.

In my family, we have a history of men who have served this country—one of whom is my husband. I have several pictures of these men in family albums and picture frames scattered about my house and the houses of my family.

I am sure many of you have similar pictures lurking about your homes and the homes of your relatives.

Here at the Muskogee Library, in our Grant Foreman Room, we have a Memory Lab. This lab allows you to take your family photos, videos, and documents and turn them into digital files. Our staff will happily show you how to operate the memory lab and turn your treasured items into a file that will last for many more generations.

While you are here at the library, you can browse the stacks and find the perfect book on the history of Veteran’s Day or many other subjects. With your library card, you have access to computers here at the library or home by checking out a Chromebook.

Though we will be closed in honor of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, you also have access to hundreds of digital items such as books, magazines, movies, and more through Libby and Hoopla, our e-resource apps. You can find more information about these at eols.org/download-and-stream.

We at the Muskogee Public Library look forward to serving you!

Julie Poor is the branch manager of the Muskogee Public Library, a branch of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System. You can reach her via email at muskogeemgr@eols.org.