Adult Reading Program Helps “Build a Better World” at Your Library - City of Yukon

Adult Reading Program Helps “Build a Better World” at Your Library

Posted by City of Yukon on 08/28/2017

Explore your world this fall at your library! Join the Mabel C. Fry Public Library for its adult fall reading program. This year's theme is "Build a Better World" and will cover topics from gardening to history and beyond. The fall reading program is open to adults ages 18 and up.

There are two parts to the program. First, participants can read books and win prizes. Simply stop by the library to pick up a free book bag and library bingo sheet starting Friday, September 1. Read books that correlate to the categories on the bingo sheet, write them down and, when you make a bingo, return your sheet to the library for a t-shirt and a magnetic bookmark. Participants will also receive a bonus prize for achieving a “black out” on their bingo sheet.

In addition to reading, the library offers free events every Tuesday at 7:00 pm beginning September 12, all centered on the Build a Better World theme. Drawings for door prizes are held at each program.

Stop by the library on Tuesday, September 12, at 7:00 pm for a free program presented by Matt Eads of Thrivent Financial. “Building Your Finances” will cover the basics of personal finance, from budgeting to retirement planning.

Oklahoma is filled with fascinating historical architecture. Join us Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00pm as Architectural Historian Lynda Ozan presents an exploration of what historical wonders our state has to offer.

Read Oklahoma author John J. Dwyer’s latest historical fiction novel, Shortgrass, and discuss it with the author on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 pm. The novel follows a young Oklahoma man at the brink of World War II. The library will have copies of the book for patrons to borrow starting September 1.

Want to learn to fold an ordinary dollar bill into a t-shirt? Or learn to fold your own gift boxes? Join us Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 pm for Awesome Origami. Origami master Mae Dean Erb will be on site to teach the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. 

To finish the fall program the library looks at ways to make gardens more resistant to the Oklahoma heat. Courtney Keck with the Canadian County OSU Extension office will be on site to present Building Better Gardens, a practical guide to creating drought tolerant landscapes on Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm.

All of the Tuesday events are free to the public! Door prizes are awarded at each event. Registration is required and can be completed by coming by the library, calling 405-354-8232, or going to and clicking on “Programs." 

The Mabel C. Fry Public Library is one of Yukon’s best departments. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit or call 405-354-8232.