Additional Programs & Services

Seed Library

You check out seeds (up to five packets) and grow your garden. Save seed from the best plants and return it to the library for others.

All of our seeds are open-pollinated and most are heirloom.  We strive to foster locally adapted varieties and by saving seeds you make them even more locally adapted.  Seed saving does take a little bit of know how but we try to make it simple for you.  Seeds are ranked by ease of seed-saving and we have lots of tips, links, and books for you to learn more.

You can browse the collections at nine locations or look at our online catalog.

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Digital Literacy Lab

The American Electric Power Foundation Digital Literacy Lab is a creator-focused working space for the customers of Tulsa City-County Library that was opened in October of 2016. Library visitors may use the Digital Literacy Lab to develop new apps and software skills, try out new pieces of equipment, digitize family history, and more. We provide Orientations twice monthly for the Digital Literacy Lab, along with special programs and classes throughout the year geared towards all ages.

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Maker Space

The Maker Space provides our visitors a place to work on their next great idea, develop a new skill, or learn a new hobby in a supportive environment. We provide monthly orientations for most of the major equipment that the space provides, along with special programming throughout the year geared towards adults, teens and children.

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Tulsa Organizations and Services

Award Programs

American Indian Writers Award

The award recognizes the written contributions of outstanding American Indian authors, poets, journalists, film and stage scriptwriters.

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Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

The award recognizes nationally acclaimed authors who have made a significant contribution to the field of literature for children and young adults.

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Books to Treasure

This program is a special partnership between the Tulsa City-County Library and all Tulsa County elementary schools aimed at celebrating the beauty and power of children’s literature.

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Circle of Honor

The Circle of Honor ceremony honors an American Indian for their achievements and contributions that have enriched the lives of others.  Induction into the Circle of Honor is a celebration of the honoree’s actions in the face of adversity, commitment to the preservation of American Indian culture and legacy for future generations.

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Marcus R. Tower Service Award

The award recognizes and shows appreciation to a Tulsa County resident who has made a notable contribution to enhance the quality of library service for the Tulsa City-County Library.

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Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

The award recognizes internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature and letters.

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Sankofa Freedom Award

The award recognizes a nationally prominent author whose life’s work positively addresses the range and complexity of cultural, economic and political issues affecting the greater African-American community.

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