Perkins-Tryon Intermediate Library

Diane Gordon - Library Media Specialist

(405)547-5713 ext. 42

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          There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis      Stack of books

Ways to Find a Good Book

  1. Look for other titles by an author you enjoy
  2. Ask friends about books they like
  3. Use Destiny to search by author, title, subject, or series
  4. Browse the shelves
  5. Tell what you enjoy reading
  6. Ask parents or teachers about books they enjoyed at your age
  7. Look through lists of award-winning books

Share a Favorite

Do you have a favorite book?

The librarian's favorite is a book by Wilson Rawls called Summer of the Monkeys.


  1. It's historical fiction
  2. It takes place (is set) in Oklahoma Territory
  3. Grandpa and Jay Berry have a wonderful relationship
  4. It's full of humor
  5. Jay Berry leans many important lessons
  6. It's a Sequoyah Award winner (from 1979)

What makes your favorite book special to you?

Checkout Procedure

  1. One book at a time
  2. May have a second book if needed for a research project
  3. Regular checkout is two weeks
  4. Most reference books are overnight checkout or teacher checkout only
  5. Most books may be rechecked
  6. Return book to "book drop" when finished
  7. Must return current book before checking out another
  8. Find another good book and read, read, read!

*Students are responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged books.*

Online Resources

The State of Oklahoma funds online research databases for public and school libraries in Oklahoma. Digital Prairie is the site to access these databases.

Two of the vendors, EBSCO and Sirs Discoverer are listed below. They offer the following:

  • Full text articles
  • Searchable databases (text and pictures students may use with research projects)
  • EBSCO has child-oriented search tools called "Sarchasaurus" and "Kids Search"
  • Students may access at home, public library, or at school

EBSCO Research Databases: Contact Mrs. Gordon 405-547-5713 ext. 42 for username and password.

Sirs Discoverer: Contact Mrs. Gordon 405-547-5713 ext. 42 for username and password.

Sequoyah Children's Book Award: Information about our state's children's choice book award.

Newberry Award for Children's Literature: Award for children's literature in America

Coretta Scott King for Children's Literature: Award for children's literature by an African American author/illustrator.

Caldecott Award for Children's Book: Illustrator award for children's book.