Summer Reading 2021

We’ve got a fun line up of events for kids of all ages this summer. Summer Reading at the library is just around the corner and will go through the end of June.

Kik it Up! Wednesdays and Fridays | June 2 to June 30

OSU Extension is doing a food and exercise program called Kik It Up!

What we do: Nutrition Education Assistant provides research-based, hands-on learning experiences for youth at no cost.

Lesson topics: stretching your food dollars, healthy eating, food safety and exercise tips.

10 am – Ages 6 to 9

11 am – Ages 10 to 12

12 pm – Ages 13 to 15

Except On Friday, the 25th when we’ll have a play day from 10 to Noon at the Park.

Tuesdays June 8 to June 29

Story time and a craft

10 am – Ages 1 to 8

Thursdays June 3 to June 24

Story time and a craft

10 am – Ages 9 to 15

Parent or guardian must accompany child to programs.

Emergency Broadband Benefit is Helping Households Connect During the Pandemic

For more info go to fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

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.

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

Spring Cleaning Drive-Thru Event

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and clean for Spring. The Comanche Nation has 3 sites where they are accepting those big, bulky items or hard to get rid of waste.

Items Accepted:

  • Tires, on and off the rim.
  • Electronic waste.
  • Household waste.
  • Bulky appliances – empty out food and debris.

When and Where Drive-Thrus in Your Area

Cache – Comanche Nation Community Building

May 3 – 6, 2021

9 am to 4 pm

Walters – Comanche Nation Community Building

May 10 – 13, 2021

9 am to 4 pm

Apache – Comanche Nation Community Building

May 17 – 21, 2021

9 am to 4 pm

For More Information

Call the Comanche Nation Office of Environmental at (580) 492-3754.

Coffee & Cars All Invitational in Apache

flyer for coffee and cars in Apache

This is a fun time for the whole family!

On the first Saturday each month, May through September from 8 am to noon – see all kinds of cars, grab a snow cone or a coffee.

Find us on the 100 to 200 blocks of Evans (Main) Street in Apache, Oklahoma.

Lots To Do and See:

The s’Blended Coffee trailer

Backroads Ale House Breakfast

The Fresh Shave Snow Cone trailer

20 foot tall Blue Wave Bounce House – Free for kids

Free Donuts and more!

School Supplies Giveaway

get school supplies at the library

Drive-by backpack & supplies giveaway!

When and Where

First Baptist Church Apache

Thursday August 6 from 6 pm unitl we run out.

301 E. Franklin (First Baptist Church)

Follow the signs and stay in your vehicle.

We’ll bring the backpack and supplies to you!

Gone Savin’ Lives Blood Drive

Apache Community Blood Drive: Thursday August 6, from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Apache Public Library on the Bloodmobile.

Schedule an Appointment

Contact Kelly Lunsford at 580-215-9151.

Give Blood and Get Good Things in Return

Donors get a coupon for a FREE Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Whataburger.

Donate and get a free COVID-19 antibody test. You must make an appointment. You’ll get test results in the mail post-donation. The FDA has not reviewed the test and it is not meant for diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19. You must be 18 years old or older to get an antibody test.

We’re following CDC recommendations.

Get a T-shirt and more!

Donors also get a Gone Savin’ Lives t-shirt (while we have them) and a choice of tickets:

  • 1 entry to the Science Museum of Oklahoma.
  • 2 entries to Safari Joes’ H20.
  • 1 entry to Frontier City.

Pandemic Library Response

The library is closed to the public for the time being.

Corona Virus News and Info

Coronavirus Call Center 877-215-8336

The OK Department of Health has a Coronavirus Call Center to answer questions. They are taking calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Center can connect with Spanish interpreters. Hours may change, visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov to check.

Oklahoma Covid-19 Resources. This page has resources for Oklahomans to find services and information related to the COVID-19 virus. It covers issues like unemployment, vehicle registration, etc.

Learning and Reading

Here’s a few websites to help you stay active and engaged:

Digital Prairie Research & Discovery
Articles, info and more from popular magazines and journals. You should be able to get into ebsco databases without having to log in.

Tumble Books
For a while, you can get into this collection of books through a trial.

DuoLingo
A fun way to learn a language.

Kids’ Connection
A round-up of great places for kids to learn, read and connect!

Stay safe and well, everyone!

eBooks and More Free from the Library

Exciting news! Ebooks, audiobooks and more are coming to Apache. The library is joining the OK Virtual Library.

That means you’ll be able to borrow eBooks, audios and movies on your favorite mobile device or computer for free. Read, listen, or watch instantly or download for later. No long waiting lines or late fees! All you need is a library card in good standing.

How to Get Started

You will need your library card number and a PIN. Call us or come by to get your PIN.

See What’s in the Collection

The virtual library has all the popular titles and best sellers you love. You’ll also find special reading rooms for kids and teens and a business collection.

borrow ebooks

Best of all – when the library is closed, the OK Virtual Library is open!

You’ll Love Libby – the App

Instantly borrow free ebooks and audiobooks to read on your device or Kindle. Works with all smart phones, tablets, computers, and eReaders.

libby the ebook app

Get Help and Support

This project (through the OK Dept of Libraries) was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Trunk or Treat

We will be participating in the Trunk or Treat at the Apache First United Methodist Church on Oct 31st.  trunk-or-treat