Archives: Programs

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is the largest annual program the Library offers. Each year between the months of May and August more than 50,000 children, teens, and adults take part in the 10-week program. An engaging and fun experience, Summer Reading provides ongoing learning opportunities for all ages and protects against literacy backsliding for children... Read more

Zarrow Award

Zarrow Author Award The Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature gives formal recognition, on behalf of the Tulsa County community, to a nationally acclaimed author who has made a significant contribution to the field of literature for young adults. The award, presented by the Tulsa Library Trust, consists of a $7,500 cash prize... Read more

Youth Programs

Paws for Reading PAWS for Reading promotes reading and communication skills by allowing children ages 5-12 to read aloud to a registered therapy dog. Each child gets a special time to read and interact with one of these furry friends, and a free book to take home. 2017 funding was generously provided by the Raymond... Read more

Staff Development

Staff/Volunteer Appreciation It is important that the librarians and other employees of the Tulsa City-County Library are appreciated for their hard work throughout the year. The Tulsa Library Trust provides awards to employees who go above and beyond their call of duty. Leadership Training Library staff depend on training to keep the most relevant information,... Read more

Resource Centers

African American The African American Resource Center is the only one of its kind in Oklahoma. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and provide access to resources honoring and documenting the experiences of people of African descent. The Center has reference materials, musical history, viewing stations, exhibits, teacher materials, and various programming like the all... Read more


Bookmobile In 2016, thanks to the generosity of Ruth K. Nelson, the Tulsa City-County Library purchased a new bookmobile. The 28-foot vehicle, holds 3,000 books and media materials for all ages. It serves more than 40 sites each month, covering more than 750 miles of Tulsa County. Reading Roadshow The Reading Roadshow is a vehicle... Read more


Ruth Hardman Center The mission of the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Services is to promote literacy through adult basic and English language instruction. This program is the only free, comprehensive one-on-one literacy program within Tulsa County. Trained and supported tutors are matched with one student and meet weekly. TCCL provides all materials and resources... Read more

Helmerich Award

Helmerich Author Award The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is an annual award given by the Tulsa Library Trust. Its purpose is to give formal recognition, on behalf of the Tulsa County community, to internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of... Read more

Books & Snacks

Materials Each year the Tulsa Library Trust replaces worn out books beyond the Library’s capabilities. Snacks Many students coming to the Library after school to study have not eaten since 11 am that morning. Snacks are provided for different programs to help the students focus on their studies rather than their hunger. After-School Homework Club... Read more

Adult Programs

The Tulsa Library Trust sponsors many adult programs provided by the Tulsa City-County Library throughout the year. These programs include things like: Maker Space Classes Speaker Programs Music Sandwiched In Seed Programming TED Talks Case Worker In collaboration with Family and Children’s Services, a professional Case Manager is employed to assist the Tulsa City-County Library... Read more

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