Tails and Tales

Summer Reading program will begin with a kick-off presentation of a dog show by Linda French, on Tuesday June 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Children ages 4 years to teens are welcome. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. They will pick up their first take home craft/story bag at the show, then each following week there will be a new one available for pickup at the library. Looking forward to seeing everyone this year!

Don’t miss out on our sale!

What’s happening at the library at the Sandbass Festival.

The library annual book sale will be the first week in June during the National Sandbass Festival (June 7th to 12th). This year the book sale will be held at the William Ray Memorial Park in the fair barn. Dates are June 10th to the 12th. On Thursday and Friday we will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Saturday we open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 2:00 p.m.

Lots lots of books!

You don’t want to miss all the good books we have available. We will have loads of Non-fiction for adults, lots of cookbooks and how to books. We have lots of fiction books. There are oodles of children books; there are board books, picture books, easy readers, and many young adult also.

Best value around!

We provided the sacks and you pick the books, for only $5.00 a sack. Best value of the festival. You don’t want to miss this sale.

Emergency Broadband Benefit is Helping Households Connect During the Pandemic

We’re spreading the word about FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit. Having a broadband connection is essential for households gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Enrollment starts May 12.

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What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The benefit offers:

  • Up to $50 per month discount for broadband service
  • Up to $75 per month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet bought through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Can Apply

A household is eligible if someone in the household meets one of these criteria:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline.
  • Gets benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program or did so in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Got a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
  • Had a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020.
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Learn more: FAQs for Emergency Broadband Benefit

3 Ways to Apply

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. See Providers in Oklahoma: Emergency Broadband Benefit Providers in Oklahoma
  2. Go to  GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online.
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it with proof of eligibility to:
    Emergency Broadband Support Center
    P.O. Box 7081
    London, KY 40742

Questions and Answers about the Broadband Benefit

Do I get the Funds Each Month?
No, the participating broadband provider will get the funds directly from the EBB program.

Which Providers are Participating?
Broadband providers choose whether or not to participate.  See a list of Providers in Oklahoma.

Will I Be Automatically Billed at Higher Rates if the Program Ends?
No. Households will need to opt-in to keep their service once the EBB program ends.

See more questions and answers: FAQs for Emergency Broadband Benefit

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See if You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit

You may have extra money waiting for you with the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income.

If you qualify, you could pay less federal tax or even get money back. The EITC is a boost to help pay your bills or save for a rainy day.