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Come join us each year for the book sale and summer reading program.

Financial Fitness @ Your Library
If you are struggling with debt, need a budget or are trying to understand your options in retirement, our new financial literacy workshop series can help! Free class materials and lunch will be provided for 12 participants. Only those who register will be admitted.
Register to Reserve Your Seat Now
  • RSVP by September 5 to attend the first class
  • You must call the Library at 918-968-2567 or register here to be admitted!
Funding also provided a new personal finance collection:
financial fitness
This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Smart Investing @ Your Library, through a partnership with ALA, OK Dept. of Libraries, and Friends of the Libraries in Oklahoma. Local support is provided by Stroud Friends of the Library.

All are welcome to register and encouraged to attend the complete series
at 10am on Saturday mornings at the library.
Class Date @ 10:00am
Week 1: Your Fiscal Strength Sept. 8
This session will cover how participants were raised, examine their money attitudes, and explore how experiences and even gender can affect our relationship with money. Participants will be encouraged to examine how they can improve their relationship with money and make it a less emotionally charged issue. Tracking will also be introduced during this session.
Week 2: Booyah for your Budget Sept. 15
This class will cover in detail how to set up a budget, plan for periodic and variable expenses, why tracking is important and how to learn from it, how to start saving money and why, how to pay bills on-time, electronic bill pay, calendar method, and the importance of goal setting.
Week 3: Credit Crunches Sept. 22
This session will cover reading credit reports, credit scoring, how certain actions affect credit scores, how to dispute incorrect items, and why good credit is important (interest rates, insurance, employment, etc), and protecting yourself against identity theft.
Week 4: Basic Training for Borrowing Sept. 29
This class will cover things that participants need to know when borrowing money, how to get the best deal, types of loans, differences in credit cards, mortgages and pitfalls such as payday loans, rent to own, and overdraft fees.
Week 5: Debt Drills Oct. 6
This session will cover ways to pay down debt and an overview of the different options to do including self-repayment plans, debt management plans, debt settlement, debt consolidation (including personal loans, home equity loans and borrowing from retirement) and bankruptcy. Pros and cons of each option will be discussed.
Week 6: Staying Fiscally Fit Oct. 13
This session will talk about looking ahead to the future, saving long-term (money market, CDs, bonds), college savings, retirement, investments, and advantages to participating in your employer’s 401k/403b plan.

Your Day at the Zoo
We are happy to announce our participation in #ReadForAdventure
Library patrons may visit the library and check out "Our Day at the Zoo" and receive one voucher good for general admission for four people to the OKC Zoo! This program is courtesy of @OKCZoo and @MetroLibrary. Ask the staff at Stroud Public Library for more information.

Tiny Tots Story Time
A tiny tots reading program will be held once a month at 10 a.m. Registration is required and a parent must attend. Tots ages 18 months to Pre-K will explore colors, shapes, letters, numbers and words with stories, crafts and activities. Program dates will be announced here.

Book Sale
  • The Library now has books for sale year round!  The new book sale tables are in the north lobby.
  • The friends of the library hold a book sale, typically, the first weekend in December. The sale includes hardback, paperback, non-fiction, mystery, romance, western, and other fiction books. Donations of books for the sale are accepted just before each sale. Funds raised benefit the Stroud Public Library.

Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel Poetry Contest
Annual High School poetry contest honoring the late Oklahoma poet Wilma McDaniel. 2018 deadline is April 3. Flyer

Summer Reading Program
Every summer in June the library hosts a reading program for children and families as part of the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Programs are for toddlers through fifth grade with story time, crafts, and games. The 2019 theme will be A Universe of Stories, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon.