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

New Titles

Community Information Center

Link to community information

Link to Downtown Walking Tour

Link to Sam & Burla Snyder Memorial History 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


Chili Cook-Off Reaches 20th Year

Chili Cook-Off Reaches 20th Year

20th on the 20th!

It's coming!  The 20th Annual FOL Chili Cook-Off is on the 20th day of January this year.  It may be frigid outside, but in the Hennessey High School Cafeteria, it will be chili pepper hot!  Now is the time to register your special chili for competition by calling the library at 405-853-2073.  That coveted People's Choice Award may be yours!

It is also time to begin gathering dollars for the Top Dollar Award.  Friends and family might put you over the top for that Top Dollar apron.  The money collected this year will go to the summer programming at the library and new computers for the public access area.  Our kids will appreciate your efforts.

The proceeds from the last 2 years of FOL fundraisers have gone to provide new windows at the library.  The west front is finished, and we are working on the east.  The Children's Room on the east has new windows, and windows are on order for The Brick and the staff room.  We are almost there!  ...and you did it!


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.

Upcoming Events

Story Time 1-17-18Wed, January 17th - 11:00 AM
FOL Chili Cook-Off!Sat, January 20th - 5:30 PM
Story Time 1-24-18Wed, January 24th - 11:00 AM
Story Time 1-31-18Wed, January 31st - 11:00 AM
Ground Hog DayFri, February 2nd - 12:00 AM

Hennessey's reviews book montage

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair
The Girls
The Madwoman Upstairs
Louisiana Saves the Library
House of the Rising Sun
Avenue of Mysteries
All the Stars in the Heavens
Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
The Golem of Hollywood
The Poet and the Vampyre: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature's Greatest Monsters
Wayfaring Stranger
That Part Was True
The Museum of Extraordinary Things

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