COVID-19 and the Library

The library is closed for the time being, until the threat of the pandemic has gone.

If you want to leave a message, call the library. We’ll be checking them most everyday.

To Return Books

Put them in the Book Drop in the north door. Someone will be checking it everyday and checking books.

Stay Engaged

Check the Library Facebook group for ideas, books, and activities to keep you and your family learning and growing through this time.

Two Books from our hometown author, Dr. Benjamin Myers

Lapse Americana


The twin ravens, Thought and Memory, of Norse myth are reborn as American crows to fly an interweaving pattern or remembering and forgetting through the pages of Lapse Americana. Born out of the poet’s childhood during the Pax Americana and situated within the war and economic lapse of the new century, these poems explore memory and amnesia, faith and doubt, presence and absence. They are rooted in rural, working class experience as well as in the poetic traditions of America, Europe, and China. By turns formal and jazzy, confessional and coy, these poems speak of the universal by focusing on the particular, insisting with simultaneous emphasis upon the value of remembering and of embracing forgetfulness.

Elegy for Trains


Benjamin Myers’ poems range from Virgil through Shakespeare to Woody Guthrie.Just as facets in gems come to life when light strikes them, so do the themes, images, and tropes in Elegy for Trains when the brilliance of Benjamin Myers’ wit, sensitivity and intelligence illuminate his words. His poems make us see Oklahoma and the world afresh. You will read this book, then want to read it again!

About the author

Dr. Myers, a native of Chandler, OK, is the 2015/2016 Poet Laureate of the State of Oklahoma and the author of two books of poetry: Lapse Americana (New York Quarterly Books, 2013) and Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press, 2010). His poems may be read in The Yale Review, The New York Quarterly, 32 Poems, Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, The Christian Century and other journals, as well as on the Verse Daily website. He has been honored with an Oklahoma Book Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book and with a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Myers teaches poetry writing and literature at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he is the Crouch-Mathis Associate Professor of Literature.

Dr. Myers and his wife Mandy live in Chandler with their children.

Reasons To Love Books

There are so many reasons to love books. They make our lives richer and more interesting. Really, where would we be without them? Here are a few of our reasons:

  1. Read, read, read – You’ll be smarter for it.
  2. With books, you can laugh, cry and learn. It’s healing.
  3. Fill 20 minutes, an hour, a day, or easily a whole weekend.
  4. Pick up a book – broaden your outlook and gain sympathy with humanity.

How about sharing some of your reasons.

OK Virtual Library Now Has Magazines

We’ve got more than eBooks, audios and streaming videos. You can now download popular magazines through the library’s Overdrive. The virtual library is open, even when this library is closed. All you need is a library card!

Get going through OK Virtual Library >

Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant & the Four stories


Veronica Roth, the author of the series.

Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed “perfect society.”

Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth’s second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Allegiant: The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers.

Four: A Divergent Collection: A companion volume to the worldwide bestselling Divergent series, told from the perspective of Tobias. The four pieces included—”The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” “The Son,” and “The Traitor”—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers a fascinating glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.

Learn more about Veronica Roth on Wikipedia >

Sequoyah Book Lists for 2016

Every year the Sequoyah Book Award committee selects and compiles a list of books in the categories of children, intermediate (young adult) and high school. Volunteer reading teams vote on their favorite books. The awards are given out annually at the Oklahoma Library Association conference.

Printable Lists with Details and Notes

Young Adult Sequoyah Book List 2016


  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  • Zebra Focus by Adina Rishe Gerwirtz
  • Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
  • A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer
  • Proxy by Alex London
  • Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  • The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
  • The President Has Been Shot! The Assasination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
  • How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle
  • Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
  • The Living by Matt de la Pena
  • Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
  • The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
  • March, Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
  • Gated by Amy Christine Parker
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Children Sequoyah Book List 2016


  • Mountain Dog by Margareita Engle
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  • Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes
  • Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley
  • The Worm Whisperer by Betty Hicks
  • The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson 
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee
  • White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Chews Your Destiny: the Gumazing Gum Girl! by Rhode Montijo
  • To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Doreen Rappaport
  • Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
  • Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
  • Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

New Books to Get Your Pre-Spring off to a Good Start

  • The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman
  • Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith
  • Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell
  • Host by Robin Cook
  • The Pharaoh’s Secret by Clive Cussler
  • Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods
  • Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
  • Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritson
  • Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
  • Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline
  • Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
  • The Guilty by David Baldacci
  • All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark
  • A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  • The Crossing by Michael Connelly
  • Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
  • Thomas Kinkade’s Cape Light: Together for Christmas, by Kathryn Spencer
  • See Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Promise by Robert Crais
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  • Newest Wimpy Kid book: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Features of the Month

Baby, it’s cold outside…

A good book, a soft blanket, a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. What can be better on a cold day?

  • Snow Blind by P.J. Tracy
  • The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
  • A Warmth in Winter by Lori Copeland
  • A Week in Winter by Mauve Binchy
  • A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
  • Winter Games by John Lacombe
  • Winter Street & Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand
  • 61 Hours by Lee Child
  • Back of Beyond by C.J. Box
  • The Center of Winter by Marya Hornbacher
  • The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice
  • Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory
  • The Heart of Winter by Diana Palmer
  • Ice Cole by Tess Gerritsen
  • Into the Storm by Suzanne Brockman
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Empress of the Night by Eva Stachniak
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Books Sandwiched In Program Resumes in January

Here’s your chance to get out of your comfort zone and read a book because it was recommended by someone who read it.

Join us in the Community Room of the Library from Noon to 1 pm beginning Wednesday, January 6, for a different kind of book club. Everyone gets a chance to tell about the book they’ve read in the last month. Everyone reads what they like but gets to hear about books they might not have heard about otherwise. It’s a chance to discover an author or a genre we might not have been interested in, then get out of our comfort zone and read a book because it was recommended by someone who read it.

Books Sandwiched In will meet the First Wednesday of every month in the Community Room of the Library.

Bring a sack lunch and any friends you think may be interested. We want to hear about the books you have been reading!