Among The Shelves

New fiction on the shelf includes A Gambling Man by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. For more information about Baldacci and his foundation that supports literacy go to DavidBaldacci.com.

Prolific author Chris Bohjalian has a new novel titled Hour of the Witch, historical fiction set in Boston 1662.

Two new Danielle Steel novels are available for check out: Neighbors and The Affair.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles; Stargazer by Anne Hillerman; and The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams are also available for check out at the library.

New nonfiction includes Tulsa 1921 by Randy Krehbiel. Krehbiel has been a reporter for the Tulsa World since 1979. The forward is writting by Karlos K. Hill, Associate Professor of African and African American History at the University of Oklahoma.

Debora MacKenzie is a biomedical researcher and has been covering emerging diseases for more than thirty years as a science journalist for New Scientist magazine. MacKenzie details what went wrong in the beginning days of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it could have been stopped in her book, COVID-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How To Stop the Next One.

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey tells a very personal journey of the actors first 50 years and includes his insights, journeys, and poetry.

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 staff will continue to offer virtual reading programs for children and adults this Summer.  Simply register at watongareads.readsquared.com to set up your account. 

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.  Place the selections in an online book bag and reserve them and the library staff will pull them for you and bag them up so they are ready to go.  We are striving to provide as much service as possible while still observing social distancing recommendations.  Hand sanitizer and masks are provided by a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Please call the Library if you have questions about any of the services that we provide.

New Movies

New dvd’s arrive frequently at the library. Visit us and browse our collection.

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.

For easy access to the Library catalog, download the Librista app, available for Apple and Android.

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.