Young People's Creative Writing Contest


The 2014 Young People's Creative Writing Contest in just around the corner! 

Brochures will be available soon at all libraries, but for now, here's what you need to know:

  • Contest is for ages 10-18
  • 3 age groups: 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
  • 4 categories: poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and NEW IN 2014: Graphic Short Story. 
  • Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category.
  • Entries accepted May 1 – June 5 
  • Enter online, starting May 1st at, or by filling out an entry form (attached below).

More details in the attached brochure/entry form.

Questions? Call 918-549-7490 or email

Life is but a game, play it well!


Tweens and Teens, do not miss out on this program!  Michael Sullivan, Master Chess Player, will be here to teach us strategies and moves to beat our chess opponents.  Whether you are a pro or a beginner, you will walk away from this workshop with some chess skills that will blow opponents minds!



TIME: 2-3PM (late comers are welcome)

Jenks Dream Big Photography Contest


Do you love photography? Here is your chance to display your talent! Take a picture of friends, home, travels or whatever inspires you to dream. We will display all photos plus award prizes by age group. Rules and entry forms are available at the Jenks Library or can be downloaded here. All photos will be on display July 9th-31st. Open to ages 12-18. Deadline to enter is July 2nd.

New Books at Hardesty - Mid-June 2012

Here are some new fiction titles we've put out on display here at Hardesty:

Click on the links to see more about each book. If you have your library card number, you can put a hold on the book and have it waiting for you when you come in!

Manga Ai! @ Martin Regional Library

Saturday, June 16, 2 to 3 pm, for grades 6 and up.

Munch on Pocky and meet up with other manga fans to discuss your favorite books and movies, characters and plot twists from this popular Japanese publishing trend.



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