Reading is the best way to relax, to learn new things, and to grow.  I love the touch of a book, the feel of the pages turning, and the smell of ink on paper.  Get your library card today and discover new and exciting worlds!

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when public libraries nationwide come together to emphasize the value of a library card.

The Lawton Public Library has literacy resources, a digital memory center, 3-D printers, classes, databases, e-books and so much more. From online tools to in-person training, there’s always something for everyone at the library.

This year, Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, author and executive producer, is taking on a new role as honorary chair of Library Card Sign-Up Month. In her new role, Dias will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card. In recognition of Library Card Sign-Up Month, the Lawton Public Library is enlisting select local businesses to join in the festivities. Show your Card during the month of September at these participating businesses for the following discounts:

Los Tres Amigos, 2 locations: Free drink with purchase

Buffalo Grove Coffee Company, 605 SW E Ave: 10 percent off purchase

Firo Fire Kissed Pizza, 3902 NW Cache Rd: 10 percent off total bill

People who don’t have library cards can stop by either library locations to get a card or apply online at For more information, please call the library at 580-581-3450.

This month’s classes and events include:

Tales & Trails at Elmer Thomas Park: 10-10:30 a.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

Adultish Crafts for Adultish People: Watercolor Bookmarks; 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8

Scholastic Book Fair: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11-18

Kid’s Book Swap: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11

Homeschool Resource Roundtable: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 11

Page Turners Fiction Book Club: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 14

Constitution Day Bell Ring: 10-10:30 a.m. Sept. 17

Immigration Q&A: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 17

Kid’s Drive-in Movie: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 18

Territorial Women and a Little Oklahoma History - SWOGS Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 20

Cover-to-Cover Book Club: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 21

Sit, Stay, Read: Literacy Dogs: 5-5:45 p.m. Sept. 23 and More!

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