American Spirit Festival of Cultures on June 25th

Please join us at Hoyt Shadid Park for the American Spirit Festival of Cultures on June 25th for family friendly activities, food, and entertainment!

This program is presented by Altus Air Force Base, City of Altus Parks & Recreation, Altus Chamber of Commerce and cosponsored by the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council, the Southern Prairie Library System and Great Plains Literacy Council. This project was supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Job Opening – Library Branch Manager: Southern Prairie Library System – Altus

Library Branch Manager:

Develops and presents programs for all ages, maintains library collections, provides leadership, direction, staff supervision and training.

Ensures that outstanding customer service is provided to patrons of all ages.

Builds relationships with community organizations.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field with three years or more of library experience in a supervisory position.
  • Demonstrated performance in a management position.
  • Preferred: MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program with two years of public library supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High level competency with computer services, software, digital literacy programming, social media, networking, and emerging technologies.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated public program development and implementation.

Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week, includes some evenings and Saturdays.
Send letter of introduction, application (download), a complete resume and the contact information for three professional references to:

Executive Director
Southern Prairie Library System
421 N. Hudson
Altus, OK  73521

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

WiFi HotSpots for Checkout!!

Be sure to stop by the Altus Public Library or the Hollis Public Library to checkout a T-Mobile HotSpot.

The T-Mobile HotSpot checks out for 14 days. To find out more information call Altus Public Library (580) 477-2890 or the Hollis Public Library (580) 688-2744.

Diabetes Seminar

Questions about diabetes?

Join Haley Babb RD/LD, CDCES from the Jackson County Diabetes Center of Excellence on how to manage many different areas of physical and mental health that affect your diabetes.

This seminar can help you gain the strength and skill you need to help get your diabetes under control.

Every Tuesday @ 11am. November 9 – 30, 2021

Teen Cuisine – Grades 6 – 12

Want something to do on Tuesday afternoons?

We have an idea for you!!

The Southern Prairie Library System, Great Plains Literacy Council and the OSU Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP) will present “Teen Cuisine.” This is a FREE program series taught by Nutrition Education Assistant, Shelly Mullens. Lessons include food safety, nutrition, food preparation, and physical activity. The lessons are geared toward students in grades 6 to 12. The classes will be every Tuesday from November 2nd through December 7th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. and last about one hour. For more information, please call the Altus Public Library at 580-477-2890. Please join us!

The Great Plains Literacy Council and the Southern Prairie Library System are co-sponsoring a series of Health and Wellness programs to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles in southwest Oklahoma. “Financial assistance for these special projects is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.”  Additional funding is provided by a Southwest Rural Electric Operation Round Up grant.

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Zumba Gold with Suzanne Rooker

Suzanne Rooker is a very knowledgeable and entertaining licensed Zumba instructor & ISSA certified Group Fitness Instructor. ISSA is the International Sports Sciences Association.
Some of you may know her from Stand Strong Fitness Center where she is a Zumba instructor.
Her classes are enjoyed by many.

5 Free MS Word Classes

What are you doing
October 26th & 28th
and November 2nd, 4th & 9th?

Let’s learn just a few of the basic elements for creating, editing, saving and printing a Microsoft Word Document.

Come for the first one, stay for all 5 classes.