Celebrating the Library's Centennial

Graphic    smallThe Stillwater Public Library is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2023! The library staff and board members invite you to be a part of the celebration to commemorate the last 100 years and to help sustain the library for 100 more.

When the first library opened in 1923, the City of Stillwater hired Mrs. Harriet Woodring to check out books to the community. Today, we still check out books to community membersalthough it's now 350,000 books each year rather than a couple hundred. Over the last century, our role has grown beyond checking out books to include everything from computer tutoring and troubleshooting to early childhood literacy and serving as the community's hub for information, opportunities and empowerment.

Learn more by watching our video!


The History of the Stillwater Public Library  (Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. @ The History Museum at the Sheerar)

Get a sneak peek of the library's 100-year pop-up history exhibit, enjoy a presentation about the history of the Stillwater Public Library and enjoy free coffee and desserts. 

Library Lock-in ( Friday, March 17, after hours from 7-11 p.m.) 

Families are invited to attend a library lock-in! There will be board games, video games, movies...and reading of course! We even have permission to make s'mores outside (weather permitting).

We have a lot of exciting centennial events planned for 2023, including a read-a-thon, a haunted library and some fun partnerships with our local breweries. Check this page often and follow the library on Facebook for updates.

Want to learn more about the history of the Stillwater Public Library? Visit our history page for photos and more details.

Please consider joining us in ensuring that the library will be available to our community for the next 100 years by donating to the Library Trust. Use the Paypal link below, contact the library's business office at (405) 372-3633 x8100 or stacy.delano@stillwater.org, or send a check payable to the Stillwater Public Library Trust to Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck St., Stillwater OK, 74074.