Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It’s almost time for Woodward Public Library’s 19th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

The tradition continues IN PERSON this October!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected by popular vote. Cash prizes will be awarded! 1st place winner will receive $150, 2nd place will receive $100, and 3rd place will receive $75.

Bring your pumpkin to the library between October 14th and October 16th.

1. Each pumpkin entered must be given a name.
2. NO holes, punctures, or carvings in any part of the pumpkin.

Voting begins at the library on October 16th and continues through October 25th. Winners will be announced October 26th.

All pumpkins must be picked up from the library by 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 30th. Any pumpkins not picked up will be discarded.

We can’t wait to see you and your pumpkin creations in the library!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Sign up for a library card and find something wonderful at your library! From Storytime to audiobooks to crafts, there is something for everyone.

Do you have a library card? If not, there’s never been a better time to sign up! Each person that signs up for a library card during the month of September will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card!

Come by the library or fill out our digital card application to get your library card today!


Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan

ILL Requests

If the library does not have what you are looking for in our collection, we will try to borrow from another library.

How to Make a Request

  • In person at the library
  • By telephone at (580) 254-8544
  • By email to library@woodward.lib.ok.us
  • Print and Submit an ILL Application Form

Before making an interlibrary loan request, please check our Online Catalog to be sure we do not already own the item. We cannot ILL something that is simply checked out, but you can place a hold electronically with your library card barcode.

Inter Library Loan Guidelines

  • All customers with a valid library card may borrow materials from other libraries through the interlibrary loan service.
  • A customer may have no more than five (5) interlibrary requests active at one time.
  • There is no charge for placing a request; however, the library does charge a return postage fee. Typical postage fees are between $2.75 and $4.00 per item.
  • Items not picked up within 10 days of notification will be assessed a $5 fee. This also applies to customers who cancel a submitted request.
  • The loan period and renewal options are set by the lending institution.

Overdues and Fees

Customers are responsible for any additional charges incurred with the request, such as overdue materials, processing fees, rental fees, photocopy charges, replacement costs, and fees associated with lost or damaged items.

WPL overdue fines for ILL material is $.25 per day, per item.


Introducing hoopla, a new way to read, listen, and watch with your library card!

hoopla is a new digital media service offered by Woodward Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Enjoy 10 borrows a month. Click here to sign up!

Follow the steps below to start using hoopla:

  1. Register for a hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com, or by downloading the mobile app on your iOS or Android device. The free hoopla app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play Store. You will need to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and have your library card number and your library card PIN ready. Don’t know your library card PIN? Try the default PIN userpass. Still having trouble? Call the library or stop by the front desk for help!
  2. Easily browse titles on your computer or mobile device by clicking Browse All. You can also search for a specific title by clicking on the Search box or magnifying glass and typing in the title/keyword.
  3. To borrow a title, click on the title and then click the Borrow button. Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing. Find your borrowed titles under the My Titles menu for viewing/listening. Enjoy your selected titles!
  4. Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over. There are no holds, waits lists, or late fees for any of hoopla’s content.
  5. If you need additional help, visit the help section on the mobile app, or click on the Help link found at the bottom of hoopladigital.com. You can also ask a librarian for further assistance.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

The Woodward Public Library is excited to announce a new program to encourage early children’s literacy!

This program is for children ages Birth-5 and the goal of the program is to read to your child every day and reach 1,000 books before he/she enters kindergarten!

It’s as easy as reading 1 book a day to reach the goal in 3 years, or reading 3 books a day to reach your goal in 1 year. Whatever your speed, our hope is that you and your child will foster a new love of literature and have fun in doing so!

Ready to get started?

Register at the library beginning September 8th (Tuesday) and receive a book bag containing program information, a reading log, a literacy calendar, a bookmark, a sticker, a coloring sheet, and a book to get you and your child started.

Every time your child completes 100 books, they can come in for a milestone sticker and a new log! A picture will be taken and posted on our Facebook page at each 100, 500, 800, and 1,000 Milestone! Once your child has reached 1,000 books, their picture will be placed on the library Wall of Fame and they will receive a special prize!





This will take you to a Google Form where you can fill out your information and submit for library staff to review.

WPL Digital Card:
You are applying for a Digital library card. A Digital library card does not allow you to check out books, audiobooks on CD, or movies. A Digital library card gives you access to all databases, e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-learning. You can expect to receive your library card number by e-mail within the next 1-3 business days. Your library card with your permanent barcode will be mailed to you within 7 business days.

Visit our library to present photo id and verification of current address to upgrade your Digital library card to a full-service library card.

Borrower’s Agreement:
I understand and agree to the following statements:

  • I am 18 years or older and a resident of Northwest Oklahoma.
  • I do not already have a card within the system or a card that has fees, balances, or overdue materials on it.
  • I will not permit anyone other than myself to use this library card.
  • I will report a lost or stolen card immediately.
  • This card will entitle users age 18 and older to access the library’s digital, online resources, such as databases, e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and e-learning resources. It does not permit me to borrow print or other materials.
  • Library rules and policies are subject to change without notice.

This will take you to a Google Form where you can fill out your information and submit for library staff to review.




Woodward Public Library Front of the Building