Pratt Library

3219 South 113th West Avenue
Sand Springs, OK 74063


History :

As services expanded and the community continued to grow, yet another expansion became necessary. Therefore, in May 1991, Pratt Library closed for a $242,000 renovation and increase in size from 3100 to 5890 sq. ft. The community meeting room was enlarged to hold 75 people, a new lobby was added to provide separate access to the library and meeting room, materials capacity was increased to 28,000 items, a new workroom was added for staff, a new bookdrop and book display area were made available to customers, the interior decor became serene teal, and the parking lot was expanded to hold 48 vehicles. Along with the upgrade in size and services, monthly statistics of materials circulation rose from the 5000 at the trailer to approximately 7500 in the new 1976 building to an average of 11,000 in the even larger 1991building. Meeting room use also grew with such diversified groups as the WOW Stitch Group, Bruner Hill Garden Club, CHEF Literature Club, Happy Endings Book Club, and Oklahoma Driving School taking turns using the room.

Unique to Pratt Library through the years was the Junior Friends of the Library, a group of elementary school students who met once a month for after-school fun with books and projects. Pratt continues to offer a variety of in-house programs for all ages--book discussions, preschool storytimes, computer classes, famous person re-enactments, and workshops for teens on such topics as mask-making, hip-hop, acting, Mendhi. In addition, outreach to local daycares and after-school programs has become a priority as a most worthwhile service to the community. Pratt Library staff strives to offer top-notch professional, friendly, customer-oriented service to the people of this small-town section of Tulsa County so that all can enthusiastically and truthfully say, "I LOVE my's the BEST."

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