Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:08
The Pioneer Library System Foundation is setting up a fund to help support our coworkers affected by the May 20, 2013 tornado.
Any donations received for this fund will go to these individuals.
Pioneer Library System Foundation
226 West Gray St., Suite 100
Norman, OK 73069
Donations can also be made to the Red Cross disaster relief fund by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Questions about the PLS tornado relief fund?
Please contact us:
Anne Masters, PLS Director
Susan Grossman, Development Officer
Lindsay Goins, Development Assistant
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:09
We watched in terror as the tornado made its way along the path one mile south of the Southwest Oklahoma City Library and about a block south of the Moore Public Library where 54 people were sheltering from the storm. We were so relieved when they were passed, but others were not so fortunate.
In addition, our friend and Board Member Steve Eddy is City Manager of the City of Moore and our hearts break for him and for his wife who is Director of the Red Cross as we think of all they are seeing and dealing with.
At this time I don’t know how we can help, but I will keep you informed as we learn more. Late last night the power was out in Blanchard, SOKC and Moore libraries. Those staff members should check with their supervisors as we determine plans for them and their libraries. All other libraries should be open and staff reporting normally. I’m sure many customers will need our services.
If you have information about other Pioneer staff members affected by the tornado, please let me know. We recognize that many of our customers were affected, also, and will want to know how we can help.
Anne Masters, Director of the Pioneer Library System
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:24
When tragedies happen we try to shield our children from the hurt and pain, but sometimes our kids find out more than we would like. Here are some recommended books and DVDs by librarians and psychologists to help parents talk with their children that may have questions and concerns. These titles may help children who may be grief-stricken, afraid or troubled.
It is suggested that these books are to be shared together and create an open discussion between parents and their children.
If you ever need additional assistance in finding suggested reads, never hesitate to contact your hometown librarian - we are here to help. Also, you are welcome to share your own recommendations in the comments below.
The Moon Came Down on Milk Street by Jena Gralley
Publication Date 2004
Childrens Picture Book GRALLEY
When the moon comes down in pieces, different helpers work to set things right again, including the Fire Chief, rescue workers, and helper dogs.Add a comment