2024 Summer Reading Program: “Adventure Begins at Your Library”

Summer Reading Contest:

The reading contest began on June 1st, 2024 and will continue through July 31st, 2024.

Those who are participating in the contest need to keep reading and logging their reading.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Summer Reading contest for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of all age groups.

All you will need to do is write down the title of the book and the number of pages read from that book.

Happy Reading!!

OK Virtual Library

Get started downloading and streaming movies, audio books and eBooks through OK Virtual Library’s Libby App. Check out things for free! The virtual library is open – even when the library is closed. All you need is a library card and pin. Contact the library for your card number and pin at 580.726.2535.

Contact us if you need help downloading or using the Libby App. We are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Read For Adventure

Would you like 4 FREE tickets to the OKC ZOO?

When you check out the new book Juniper’s Butterfly Garden: A Small Start for a Better World written by Autumn Heigle and illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo, you receive a voucher good for up to 4 FREE general admissions into the Zoo.

Stop by your library today to check out the book!

Visit https://www.okczoo.org/READFORADVENTURE for more details and a list of participating libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered by the Hobart Public Library through OCLC Worldshare Interlibrary Loan. This service provides access to library books that are not currently held in our collections.

Library staff will be happy to request a title on your behalf from another library within the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. The lending library will send it directly to your local library for you to pick up to read and enjoy. When finished reading, you will return it by the due date to your local library who will then send it back to the lending library.

If you have questions about the ILL process, ask your library staff for more information or call us at (580) 726-2535.

Brainfuse is Here Just in Time for School & More

The library now has Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.

Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers for libraries and schools. Users get real-time tutoring from instructors through the Brainfuse online classroom.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Students work with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy & paste text or images and graph homework problems. Use HelpNow for homework help, skills building and test prep.

The Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center

Users get the freedom to get help any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for feedback. The 24/7 Center is for non-writing assignments like math or science.

JobNow

Job-seekers can get live online help, powerful tools, and other resources.

Live Interview Coaching

Brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and users chat live chat through the online classroom. Also get 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.

Resume Lab

Submit your resume and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. You can also download resume templates or browse resources for making better resumes.

Career Resources

24/7 access to carefully chosen job resources. Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.

Adult Learning Center

Get basic career-enhancing skills. ALC offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and an academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

VetNow

Support for your community’s veterans and their families. VetNow offers help navigating the VA, academic tutoring, and help with employment transition.

Live Online Navigators

VetNow Navigators are trained to help veterans and families connect with valuable benefits and resources.

  • Answer questions related to benefits eligibility
  • Show community resources for housing, healthcare, and education benefits
  • Help you find accredited claims agents

VetNow Job Tools

Designed to help with all stages of the job hunting, the VetNow Job Tools feature career coaching, expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, and more. With the Job Tools you can:

  • Discover your best career fit based on education, experience, and personality
  • Search for a job with nationwide and local resources
  • Get templates for the most common resume types
  • Get resume and cover letter help from trained experts
  • Brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches

College Skills

Users build academic skills and prepare for college with VetNow’s array of tools:

  • Talk with live tutors in a wide range of college level subjects
  • Live skills tutoring and a large library of lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests including SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, GRE, GMAT and more
  • Expert analysis of writing, with constructive comments
  • 24/7 help with academic questions
  • Live help for language learners
  • Make and share flashcards, tests, and educational games

Get Started with Brainfuse

Thank you, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and the Institute of Museums and Library Services for offering this to Oklahoma libraries.