Chair Yoga

Want something to do on Tuesdays?

We have an idea for you!!

Great Plains Literacy Council Presents Chair Yoga! Taught by a licensed instructor,Erin Martinez, this FREE event will be held every Tuesday starting January 9th, 2024!

Come join us at 11:00 a.m. in the Altus Public Library!

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 Janelle Picinich

Janelle Picinich is a very knowledgeable and entertaining licensed Zumba instructor.
Some of you may know her from Stand Strong Fitness Center where she is a Zumba instructor.
Her classes are enjoyed by many.

We’re Hiring!!!

Library Branch Manager: Southern Prairie Library System – Altus

  • Organizes, directs, promotes and implements the activities of the Altus Public Library.
  • 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, 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 are available at the Altus Public Library, or online HERE, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Update to Tags in Libby

libby new tags screen

Did you know you can use Tags in Libby to organize books? You can find the Tags Screen on the Shelf tab. You can create a new tag from the Tags Shelf under ACTIONS.

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.

Altus Library Assistant

ALTUS LIBRARY ASSISTANT Full time, 40 hours per week which includes evening and Saturday hours as required.
Duties include: a variety of library reference and circulation functions, high level customer service, children’s and adult program development, promotion and marketing assistance through social media.
Requirements: Associate’s Degree with excellent written and oral communication skills; computer applications experience; and a minimum of two years of public service experience in a library setting or equivalent. Applications available at the Altus Public Library.
Return completed application with a cover letter of application and professional references listed to: ATTN: Executive Director, Southern Prairie Library System, 421 N. Hudson, Altus, OK 73521.
|Applications will be accepted until April 19th.

Need Help With Your 2020 Income Taxes?

Did you Know? If your household income was less than $72,000 last year, you can file online for free thanks to the IRS VITA/TCE program.

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries offers access to state and federal tax forms and free e-file service for both state and federal filings.

Due to the pandemic, your family may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for the first time.