Big Read


From April 1–15, book-lovers can borrow, read and discuss Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung’s heartbreaking yet hopeful Homes: A Refugee Story ebook from their public library with no waitlists or holds. Woodward Public Library readers may join by visiting or downloading the Libby app. More than 19,000 libraries around the world are participating.

Big Library Read is available in more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America and facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. Homes: A Refugee Story, a 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award finalist for nonfiction, was chosen by a popular vote of readers and librarians worldwide.

“It brings such joy to Abu Bakr and me that his wish of wanting to tell the world of Syria’s plight is being fulfilled in such a far-reaching way,” said author Winnie Yeung. “For this is the magic of books: they don’t just feed our imaginations, they build bridges of understanding. The relationship of sharing, receiving and honoring each other is the true gift of storytelling —something I am so grateful to be a partner in.”

Homes: A Refugee Story chronicles the struggles of the al Rabeeah family who left their home in Iraq for Syria in hope of a safer life – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtaposition of growing up as a typical teenager in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games, friends.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Homes: A Refugee Story is the 18th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at The free program runs for two weeks and only requires a Woodward Public Library to get started.

Homes: A Refugee Story can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US libraries only]. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read ebooks and download Libby, visit

Follow Your Heart Fill Your Heart With Words!

February’s Adult Programming

The person with the most books to their name wins
a chance at $50. The second place wins $25.
Drop by the Library and pick-up a reading log and
have some fun competing for cash!

See PDF Flyer For Details!

Jodi Thomas Author Speaks and Luncheon

Meet Award Winning Author Jodi Thomas

Thursday, February 14th @ Noon
Conference Center
3401 Centennial Lane
Must Be Registered

See PDF For Details

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma 2019 Sereis

Title of Series: War, Not War, and Peace:
A Pulitzer Centennial Series

Where: NWOSU-Woodward Campus
Time: 7:00pm

Download a brochure!

AWE Learning Tablets


Available in the Library Only. The AWE Learning tablets are a dynamic,
all-in-one digital learning solution, loaded with more than 70 award
winning STREAM aligned titles for ages 2-12 and are a self-contained
learning environment.


Big Library Read

This October, our BIG Library Read returns with the latest entry in the world’s largest
ebook club and this time around the winning title is The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke.
The book, which tells the story of sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum as she time travels to 1988 East Berlin,
was selected through a poll taken by thousands of OverDrive readers. For two weeks from October 1-15,
users from thousands of participating OverDrive library and school partners can borrow this unique
and enchanting Young Adult fantasy without wait lists or holds.

Read on Libby
The one-tap reading app
from Woodward Public Library



Enter our contest for a chance to win cash prizes.
The deadline to enter is on October 22nd & 23rd.
See PDF Flyer for details!

Donis Casey Author Speaks and Luncheon

Meet The Author and Luncheon

You’re invited to come out to the Conference Center on Thursday, October 18th
for a FREE lunch and listen to award winning author, Donis Casey.
Come by the library to register for your complimentary pass. There is
limited seating, so don’t delay!

See PDF Flyer for details!

Knit Wits Crochet A Basket

“Libraries Rock”

Knit Wits Hosting A Special Group Lesson.
Facilitated by Melody Evans
Learn to crochet and embellish these beautiful baskets.
Participants should be able to possess the ability to chain stitch
before taking this class.

See PDF Flyer for details!

Rocking Art Contest SRP 2018

Libraries Rock Adult Summer Reading Program
“Rocking Art Contest”

Enter a one-of-a-kind pebble art picture in our “Rocking Art” Contest, and
you could be a lucky winner of a cash prize.  Contest is open to adults 18
and over.  Deadline is Thursday, August 23, 2018.

See PDF Flyer for details! Read and follow the rules! Fill out an entry form!