Tag Archives: books

September is National Breakfast Month

Have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Did you know there are studies that show skipping breakfast can cause you to gain weight?







Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school.

Come celebrate National Breakfast Month at the NSU Broken Arrow Library. We are having a drawing for a $5.00 Sonic gift card so come by and put your name in the box and tell us about your favorite breakfast food. I love bacon! Have you ever tried that Candied bacon? Check out this recipe.

***Later in the month we will have a cereal day. Look for more information on the date.***




Looking for books on food, breakfast, or other topics? Ask a Librarian, we are always happy to help.

NSU Receives BIG READ literacy grant – A Variety of Events Planned

Big Read logo

The National Endowment for the Arts announced the latest round of Big Read grants. Seventy-seven nonprofit organizations received grants totaling more than $1 million to host a Big Read project between September 2014 and June 2015.

Managed by Arts Midwest, The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. Each organization will develop unique programming that will provide their communities with the opportunity to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 36 selections from U.S. and world literature.

For more information about The Big Read, please visit their About page.

Northeastern State University was one of the recipients of this important literacy grant. A variety of exciting events have been planned for all three campuses, area schools and public libraries.  Events take place between March 4th and May 15th, 2015.

Our Kickoff begins on March 4th (Tahlequah) and March 5th (Broken Arrow) with New York Times best-selling fantasy author Jim Butcher as our Keynote!  You won’t want to miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity!Jim Butcher 2014(4)

For more information, please check out the Big Read dashboard or consult the Library’s LibGuide at: http://libguides.nsuok.edu/BIG_READ  and keep up with the NSU BIG READ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nsubigread


Posted by Pamela Louderback

Some Friday Fun!

How about some end of the week fun?   Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library (to kick off their 2013 Summer Reading Program), check out this video of the world’s longest domino chain comprised of books.  It took the twenty-seven volunteers seven hours (and five failed attempts) to line up the 2,131 books and a little over a minute-and-a-half to knocked them all down.  None of the books used were part of the current circulating collection (they used donated or weeded books) and the library offers the disclaimer that “no books were harmed during the filming of this video.”  Enjoy!

Posted by Tom R.

Quick-thinking staff rescues books

Maintenance worker dries carpet near plastic-covered library shelves

It was an exciting afternoon at the Broken Arrow library today. Humidity from the stormy weather and a blocked floor drain in the mechanical part of the building caused a small flood, which created leaks in the ceiling tiles and light fixtures over two ranges of books and other materials.

Library shelves covered in plastic sheeting to protect books from water leaks

Fortunately, staff members were quick to act on the situation. Jiles spotted the first falling drops and alerted Tom and Karl. The three of them covered the shelves with plastic sheeting, then worked with Pamela and Rickey to pull materials in danger of being dampened. Maintenance staff also joined in to dry the carpet and set up fans to dry off books.

In all, only about two dozen volumes were affected, and most should be able to be dried and returned to the collection. Great job, everyone!

Posted by Karl G. Siewert

Library Quote – Anatole France

*image accessed via open source from Tixu Oty’s flickr account. (Thanks, Tixu!)

“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other people have lent me.”
Anatole France