, Muskogee, OK

Fort Gibson

April 14, 2014

Q.B. Boydstun set to celebrate National Library Week

This week, the Q.B. Boydstun Public Library in Fort Gibson is celebrating National Library Week. National Library Week (NLW) is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers. During NLW the Q.B. Boydstun Library is highlighting the value of the library to the community by reminding you of the free access to books, e-books, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and more that are provided to the citizens of Fort Gibson. In addition to materials, the library provides many services, such as Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one help with computers, e-readers and more.

The library also provides programming for children, teens, and adults. Service to the community has always been the focus of the library. While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of this community.  

Around 1892, Harry Longabough paid $1 for a library card so he could check out “dime” novels.

Today your public library card is free with proper identification.

The staff of Q.B. Boydstun Public Library challenges library card holders and non-card holders to identify Harry Longabough.  Come into the library during the month of April, and tell us who he is and we will reward you with a free key chain card (the value of an 1890’s key chain card today is $25.64!)!  Hint:  Today Mr. Longabough stars in many novels.  

We are still looking for a few more people to participate in a book discussion on Charles Portis’ book “True Grit.”

If you’ve watched either of the “True Grit” movies and haven’t read the book, you should consider reading the book to compare to the movies.

You still have time to read the book and sign up for the book discussion which will be held at noon April 30.

If you are interested in participating, come into the library and sign-up at the circulation desk.

Celebrate your free public library and your right to read at the “Q”!

If you go

WHAT: Q.B. Boydstun Library.

WHERE: 201 E. South Ave.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

INFO: (918) 478-3587 or at


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