Library Update

  • Thanks to ALA, ODL and IMLS the Library has Hotspots and Chromebooks for checkout.
  • A private area setup for zoom meetings for medical, education and interviews.
  • New teen area and furniture
  • Updated Teen and Young adult book collection fiction and non-fiction
  • STEAM Kits for checkout
  • Health Checkout DVD’s and equipment
  • A new digital scanner to help scan your digital photos and documents
  • New Freezer
  • Community Greenhouse
  • Scanned Tryon Newspapers
  • Alumni Tryon Photos Scanned
  • Learning Express Job and Career

Let’s Dig in the dirt! Community Garden

small greenhouse in the back of the library
We’re growing in the greenhouse!

One Acre to be planted at Tiger Park – Starting with one pumpkin seed: Plan is to plant 1/2 acre in pumpkins, 1/4 acre in melons, 1/4 acre will include 6 raised beds, strawberries and vegetables.

OSU extension in Chandler will be holding classes at the library on preserving, canning and freezing what we grow.

All volunteers are welcomed and needed.

Meet some of our gardeners:

Summer Kid’s Cafe @ the Library

Free Lunch 11- 1 PM & Snacks Monday – Friday

Age 18 to 1 year old

Come for food and stay for STEAM activities each day 11 to 4

Sponsored by Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Summer Reading

Ocean’s of Possibilities:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Theatre Present’s

Based on the Book “Commotion in the Ocean”

When and Where

June 15, 16 & 17 and June 22, 23 and 24

9 to 12:30 each day – STEAM activities

Registration starts in May

With a live presentation at 7 PM of Play

Sessions and Play will be at First Baptist Church Tryon

Thank you to our Donors and Volunteers:

Oklahoma Department Libraries and IMLS

Chandler Walmart

First Baptist Church, Tryon, OK

New at the Library

Thanks to American Library Association Grant:

Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Our program, “Potluck and Conversations”

New resources and programs that came about because of our conversations:

Private Workstation to serve for zoom meetings as needed for educational, medical and job interviews.

Parents as Teachers: Early Literacy Bags, Reading Logs and Educational Resources

Health Literacy: Exercise DVD with ribbons, Tai Chi DVD, Two Desk Bicycle, Cookbooks – Emphasis on “Fun”

Job and Career: Learning Express Database which includes educational resources, sample testing and ebooks.

At a Glance

Things coming soon

  • Canning class
    same your tomatoes.
  • Jelly making
  • The green house is coming.
  • Tutoring
    after school homework help
  • Cottage industry
    making money from your talents

Join Us June 30 at noon for a Community Grant Planning Meeting

Great news!

The library found out late Friday, June 25th, that we were one of the 34 libraries selected nationwide to receive a ALA COVID Library Relief Grant (no match required). We will be receiving $30,000 from the American Library Association (ALA) for teens and young adults programming, which includes hiring a part-time Library Assistant.

The project is for six months and all input is welcome.  

A simple Lunch will be served at the library tomorrow starting at Noon.

A Few Things We Will Be Talking About

  • Teens will be learning Tryon history
  • STEM Gardening, growing milkweed and pollinator gardening and Monarch Butterfly cultivation
  • Creating a mural
  • Creating a tech café for teens
  • Life lessons, like map reading and more.

Copies of the budget and narrative will be shared at the Noon planning lunch meeting 6/30/21. 

Thank you American Library Association.

Father’s Day Theater

Join us June 20th after Church for a special Theatre Presentation: Where the Wild Things Are

Potluck and Conversations: Job & Career

Join us May 26, Wednesday 12 to 1 at the library.

Lunch: Loaded Bake Potatoes and Apple Cobbler

Guest Speaker: Terry Eder, Central Oklahoma Workforce

Topic: OK Workforce Mission Statement: (Meaning and Opportunities)

“Improving lives in our communities by building a quality workforce through education and creating connections between Job Seekers and Businesses.” April 2020

Get More Information

Tryon Public Library Sandy Tharp-Thee, Library Director 918-374-2220

25 South Main, Tryon, OK

This program is available due to funding received by American Library Association. Libraries Transforming Communities Grant LTC

Summer Reading 2021

Kids and Teens, call the library or come by in person to sign up now.

Volunteers are welcomed.

This summer we’re doing Tails and Tales! Peanut Butter and Jelly Theatre with Town and Gown

When and Where

First Baptist Church
122 North 1st, Tryon, OK

Two Weeks from 9 AM to Noon

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

June, 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16

Live Presentation Father’s Day – Whole Group – June 20 – after Church

Theater Schedule


  • Warm up
    • Vocal exercises
    • Physical exercises
    • Games


  • Stations (20 minutes each)
    • Acting practice
    • Science
    • Story time, journaling
    • Craft time
    • Snack time


  • Conclusion
    • Practice all together
    • Group games