Read Again Open House

Read Again Open House

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Visually impaired patrons are invited to come “see” what the library can offer for them. Senior adults are specifically invited to stop by between 9-11 a.m. while students and young adults are specifically invited to stop by between 2-4 p.m.    

The open house will include an introduction to JAWS Professional, which was installed last fall. This screen reader is designed to enable patrons who are blind, visually impaired, dyslexic, or have learning disabilities to use a computer independently. The computer “talks” to the user, helping them “see” screen content and navigate the Internet. The Friends of the Hennessey Library purchased a large print yellow keyboard to further enable patrons to utilize this computer.

The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services-Visual Services Division have been working with Hennessey Public Library to ensure JAWS Professional is running correctly and up-to-date. Representatives from both organizations will be present at the Read Again Open House to demonstrate and provide visually impaired patrons with opportunities to sign up for free resources such as talking books and handheld lighted magnifiers.

The Read Again Open House also will serve as the official launch of Ruth Ellen’s Read Again Program. This program has been established in memoriam of the late Ruth Ellen Bailey Davis of Hennessey. Family and friends have been making memorial donations to the Hennessey Public Library in her name since she passed on January 5, 2019.

Since Ruth Ellen was an avid reader who had difficulty with vision impairment in later years, the Hennessey Public Library felt it would honor her spirit to create a program to help other patrons who are visually impaired be able to read again.

One of the key components of the Ruth Ellen’s Read Again Program is providing Kindle Fire e-readers for checkout to allow visually impaired patrons to select audiobooks of their choice from the library’s OverDrive app. Also through the program, more large print fiction books will be added to the library collection.

New Children's Books

New Children's Books

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Pilcrow Foundation, along with matching funds from the Friends of the Hennessey Library, generously donated 91 children's picture books to the Hennessey Public Library through the Children's Book Project. This project grant awarded last November is supported by donors from across the United States. The Pilcrow Foundation aims to provide new, quality hardcover children's books to rural public libraries.

Tax Forms

Tax Forms

Thursday, January 17, 2019

We are your source for tax forms and instructions! FREE copies of 1040 are available and you can print off any other forms you need while you're here (10 cents per form).

Christmas In April

Christmas In April

Monday, April 01, 2019

Friends of the Hennessey Library is hosting Christmas in April, where patrons can choose a post-it note from the Christmas tree and donate the item listed to the Hennessey Public Library. Items listed are from the library’s wish list.

Your Library Staff

Your Library Staff

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Your Hennessey Public Library staff is here to help! Library Director Ruth Ann Replogle, Circulation Librarian Lyndsey Kopsa, and Children's Librarian Jennie Moreno are ready to find you the resources you need and to engage you in educational and entertaining programs.

Upcoming Events

Littlest Patrons StorytimeThu, April 18th - 10:00 AM
Littlest Patrons StorytimeWed, April 24th - 10:00 AM
Littlest Patrons StorytimeThu, April 25th - 10:00 AM
Littlest Patrons StorytimeWed, May 1st - 10:00 AM
Littlest Patrons StorytimeThu, May 2nd - 10:00 AM

New Titles

Special Collections

1938 Book Drive
Barb & Bill Walter Digitized Hennessey Clipper
Bill Buie Newspapers on Microfilm
Coleccion de Espanol
Hennessey Heritage Books
Hugh O'Neill Hitler Collection
Hutoka Ortman AFI 100 Best Movies
Lone Star School
Oklahoma Collection
Jean Anne Casey Advanced Placement



Link to community information

Link to Sam & Burla Snyder Memorial History Center

Link to Downtown Walking Tour


Community Information Center

Business Services: Fax, copy, scan, email, and print. Typewriter available and typing services at $1.00 per page (limit 5 pages). Services available to local patrons and travelers on the trail.

Regional History: Mastodon bones, The Buffalo War, two land runs, and famous Oklahomans--the history of North Central Oklahoma is rich and featured at the library.

Community Calendar: Hennessey is rich in festivals and local events. Find times, places, and contact information online at the library.

Tourist Information: Where to eat, where to go, what to do, downtown walking tour, and regional information are free just inside the library door. Hennessey welcomes travelers.
Entertainment: Music, AFI 100 Best, old-time classics, and first-run movies, special programs in the Ortman Auditorium, and summer activities for the youngsters are available to the community for enjoyment and recreation.



Link to Barb & Bill Walter Hennessey Clipper



Link to Virtual Library eBooks


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Hennessey Hank, The Prairie Dog Prognosticator





Hank always has something to sHennessey Hank, the prairie dogay. 

It's not just the weather--He loves this land north of the river and will tell that to just about anyone who'll listen.. 
Visit his blog for comments and prairie dog wisdom from down the Pdog hole.

Hennessey's reviews book montage

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Amity & Sorrow
The Revenant
Fire in Beulah
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Heist
Kind of Kin
The Last Kiss Goodbye
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
The Broken Statue
Hollow City
That Part Was True
The Visionist
August: Osage County
Wayfaring Stranger
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
The Poet and the Vampyre: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature's Greatest Monsters

Hennessey Library's favorite books »