National Talk Like a Pirate Day helps the Bixby Library attract more children and famalies

Posted at 4:52 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 18:18:05-04

The Bixby Library celebrated it's first “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” by welcoming families to read pirate themed stories, watch movies, and even decorate buttons and treasure chests.

Bixby Library Site Manager,  Melissa Smith, was recently placed to oversee the library and hopes activities like Pirate Day can help attract more children and families.

“I'm a newer manager to the Bixby Library and looking to expand activities that we are doing to get more people in the door and see that we like to have fun around here,” Smith said.

Smith admits library attendance has fallen in recent years due to the expanding nature of technology, but says Tulsa Public Libraries are working to improve their systems to make more materials accessible to visitors.

“Tulsa City County Library System offers a variety databases including mango languages, which offers about 40 different languages  that you can learn very easily. One of them happens to be a pirate language, so we thought that would fit in appropriate with the day,” Smith said.

Along with Pirate Day, the Bixby Library plans to host multiple events this fall including story time at Carmichael's Pumpkin Patch. The Halloween themed event will allow families to carve and decorate their own pumpkins.

For more information on upcoming events at the Bixby Library and libraries in Tulsa Countyclick here.

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