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Mindful Moment with Mike: Tulsa County Library Helping Residents Remotely

Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:54:45-04

TULSA — The Tulsa City County Library wants Green Country to know they are here for you.

2 Works for You's Mike Brooks shows us how staff is working remotely and doing everything possible to help while everyone works from home.

Officials with the Tulsa City County Library are making themselves available to answer all kinds of questions, through a phone call, text, email and even instant messaging.

Plus, they're helping people celebrate National Poetry Month.

"We love poetry. We think it has a calming effect on people. It brightens your spirit so we're happy to be able to offer that little bit of sunshine. So again, people who don't have access to computer or the internet, they can use their telephones to call in. We have a line set up, where everyday, we're recording a new poem read by one of our librarians and they can call in and hear that," says Kiley Roberson, Chief Strategy Officer with the Tulsa City County Library. "And our phone line chat and email features so people can call in, they can ask questions, they can get help if they're still trying to bridge the digital divide of understanding how to use some of these new devices they're not using. We've had businesses call in asking how to make hand sanitizer, what's the best recipe to do that in the best way. We have research librarians available who can did into more in depth questions if needed."

She says there's a been a huge increase in audio books and digital resources which help people learn a new language.

So Tulsans aren't just being lazy while staying at home, we are learning new things and reading new books.

And that is good news.

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