Welcome Back – Phase 1

 Ponca Carnegie Library will begin Phase 1 modified services 

Wednesday June 24th, 2020. 

Monday – 10 AM to 1 PM     Tuesday – 2 PM to 5 PM 
Wednesday – 10 AM to 1 PM    Thursday – 2 PM to 5 PM 


Public restrooms will not be open 

Masks will be required in the library. 

Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 


Book Checkout by Appointment Only starting on Wednesday June 24th, 2020. 

  • You must call or email to schedule an appointment. 
  • Appointments will be available: 

  •  Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 12:30 pm  
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm 

  • Patron checkout appointments will be limited to 30 minutes. 

  • Use of hand sanitizer will be required prior to browsing stacks. 

Computer Usage by Appointment Only Starting on Wednesday June 24th, 2020. 

  • You must call or email to schedule an appointment to use a computer. 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older. 
  • Appointments will be available:  

  • Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm  
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm 

  • Patron computer appointments will be limited to one hour only per day.  
  • Extended time can be requested for Academic usage. 
  • Use of hand sanitizer will be required prior to use of computers. 

Community Room Unavailable until Further Notice 

Hang in there! We’re not over this yet.

The health and well-being of our patrons and staff at Ponca Carnegie Library is our top priority. Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our area; we have decided to suspend our curbside service effective immediately.

Please know we are still here for you and will be available via phone or e-mail to assist you with OverDrive where you will have access to thousands of books, audio books, magazines and more. Stay active both mentally and physically and stay at home. We will get through this.

Parents of children ages birth to five years old: Don’t forget to sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The registration link is on our library website and our Facebook Page. Your child will receive a free book every month until their 5th birthday.  If you are already receiving books, please drop us an e-mail telling us how the books have made a positive difference in your family.

Journaling during the pandemic

For yourself and the historians.

Here is an excerpt from the article: As people across the country are told to work from home and practice social distancing, historians recommend a simple practice to fend off boredom and contribute to the history books: daily journaling.

Written accounts of events, especially during times of turmoil, have proven crucial to historians as they seek to grasp a full picture of a time period. And during the current pandemic, physical documentation from ordinary people is as important as ever.

“As historians, we rely on those daily reports to figure out what actually happened on the ground,” said Victoria Cain, an associate professor of history at Northeastern University. “It really offers us insight into how society and culture worked at a time of tragedy, or crisis, or just chaos.” You can read the full article at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/22/metro/journaling-during-pandemic-yourself-historians/

Ponca Library would love to share some of your journaling entries. You can submit them to the library via e-mail at librarian@cityofponca.org.

We would also love to hear from Ponca students and how they feel about finishing the school year at home.