New magazines have been added to Overdrive interface.  New ebooks and audiobooks are also added frequently.  Audio books and ebooks can be downloaded to you phone or other device--get the Libby app and start reading right away. Click here to get started. Copies of popular titles can be requested by calling the library if there are long wait lists for ebooks.

The library is open 9-6 M-F but is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Customers can call for a computer appointment during these hours.  Customers can search for and select books in person at the library or online at watongapl.okpls.org.  Please call the Library if you have questions about any of the services that we provide.

New Books

Patricia Corwell’s latest novel, Autopsy, is another in the Kay Scarpetta series which have captivated readers for years making Cornwell the world’s #1 crime writer.  Another crime novel by internationally best-selling author Elly Griffiths and is titled The Postscript Murders.  Griffiths is winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel and recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award.  She lives in Brighton, England.

Master of suspense Dena Koontz’ newest novel is titled The Other Emily.  After losing the love of his life, writer David Thorne finds another love interest with a mysterious past who is eerily similar to Emily in every way.

Set in the not too distant future, Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan pits neighbor against neighbor in this ruthless portrayal of American suburbia.

2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman tells the fictional tale of a possible dark future that begins with a conflict in the South China Sea.

Late City by Pulitzer Prize winner author Robert Olen Butler is the story of Sam Cunningham, a 115 year old former newspaperman, in a last look back on his life.

New nonfiction includes Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson; Invisible Child by investigative reporter, Andrea Elliott; and The 1619 Project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Many new ebooks and audio books are available to download—visit the library web site and select the OkVirtual Library link.  Ask about the advantage plan—we can order extra copies of books that have a long waiting list.  Call the library at 580-623-7748.

Visit www.watongapl.okpls.org to reserve you selections.  Simply use your library card number as your id and password.

Or visit the library staff and they will be happy to help you find just the right book for you or your child.

New Library Apps and Tools

New at the library is Universal Class which offers 500 classes to take online free of charge.  Customers can choose from classes in Pet Care and Grooming, Alternative Medicine, Computers, and Crafts and Hobbies and many more.

The Libby app is available for ebooks and audio books making download easy and fast.  Watonga now has an Advantage Plan for ebooks and audio so if long wait lists are a problem let us know and we can move our customers at the top of the list!

Customers can register for a Library Card online.

We're here to help.

The Library staff is available M-F 9-6 to answer any questions you may have.  Call us at 580-623-7748 or email bookwoman@watonga.lib.ok.us or childrens@watonga.lib.ok.us or sbarnes@watonga.lib.ok.us for assistance.

Watonga Public Library is a department of the City of Watonga.