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The staff at the Margaret Carder Library, located at 201 W. Lincoln in Mangum, is on a mission to save kids and we need your help. Our local Children’s Hospital Foundation funds pediatric research, programs, education, equipment and world-class physicians and researchers to care for Oklahoma’s children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

On Saturday October 25, 2014, in order to raise both money and awareness, we will be opening our Tiger Den Game Room for a full 24 hours of nonstop gaming, starting at 9 AM.* The game room is open for all. **We only ask that if you come to play that you make a donation to our Extra Life Fundraiser.

This is an opportunity to participate in a huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds, from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s, can have! It’s our sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support our efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

We need your help to reach our goal for the kids.  Please make a safe, easy donation online today or make a cash donation in person at the library.  Click the “Support This Participant” button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!

* Turn limits will be imposed to ensure that everyone has a chance to play. Turn limits will be 1 hour for your first turn, and 1/2 hour for each additional turn.

** If you are under 18 years of age, you will need your parents to fill out a permission form available at the Library



  • Children’s Hospital Foundation helps to fund pediatric research, education and clinical care, ultimately supporting The Children’s Hospital in serving every county in Oklahoma with more than 134,000 annual patient visits.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation is a Private 501©3 Nonprofit established in 1982.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation has pumped more than $85 million into research, programs, education, equipment and world-class pediatric physicians and researchers to care for Oklahoma’s children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
  • All funds raised through Children’s Hospital Foundation stay in Oklahoma so children will have access to exceptional pediatric specialists without having to leave the state.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation has recruited 18 endowed education-research-physicians with 15 chairs in recruitment.
  • CHF efforts support training of 75% of Oklahoma’s pediatricians.

Writer’s League – Saturday, August 23 at 10:30pm

Author Susan Gould will be there to share the work she has begun on a biography on Sheb Wooley.

People who have first-hand information regarding Sheb Wooley are encouraged to attend this meeting and share that information with Ms. Gould. As you may be aware, Sheb Wooley attended school at Plainview, northwest of Willow, and later became a well know recording artist.

Tiger Den Game Room

Tiger Den Game Room @ Margaret Carder Library
  A free video game room, open to the public!
 Monday:         3 – 5 PM
Tuesday:          3 – 6 PM
Wednesday:    3 – 5 PM
Thursday:        3 – 6 PM
Friday:             3 – 5 PM
 What game systems do you have?
1 x Sony PlayStation 4
2 x Sony PlayStation 3
1 x Sony PlayStation Vita
1 x Sony PlayStation 2
1 x Microsoft Xbox One
2 x Microsoft Xbox 360
1 x Nintendo Wii U
1 x Nintendo 2DS
1 x Nintendo Wii
What Games do you have?
We have well over 300 games for all ages covering a wide range of genres. Many games of our games are listed in our library catalog on our website. Here are lists of all the games we have available separated by system.
           Sony                  Microsoft             Nintendo              Other       
Playstation 4 XBOX One Wii U PC
Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Wii
Playstation 2 3DS
Playstation Vita
What do I need to play?
You will need an active Library Account, and if you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent to come to the library and fill out a Permission FormDSC01804


Closed – Jan 22, 2014

The library will be closed Jan 22 for training. We will be resuming normal hours the following day.

We are upgrading our circulation software tonight, and will need to following day to setup and familiarize ourselves with the new software before we can check any books in or out.

November is Sci-Fi/Fantasy Month


Why is November Sci-Fi/Fantasy month? Well to be honest it is simply because November is one of our librarians’ birth month and his favorite genre of books are Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

So we had him put together a display of his favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. Whether you are new to the genres or a veteran, young or old, whether you like romance or action, whatever your tastes, you are certain to find something that appeals to you.

Featured Books include:

The Name of the Wind

Starship Troopers

The Eye of the World


Ender’s Game

The Black Company

Snow Crash

The Way of Kings

A Game of Thrones

Old Man’s War

…and many more

Southwest O.W.L.s Postpone Meeting

The November meeting of the Southwest Oklahoma Writers League will meet on the third Saturday, November 16th, instead of the second Saturday.

Judy Forehand will be sharing her experiences of writing and publishing her novel, The Ghosts on Cross Mountain.  Other authors have also been invited to tell of their new publications.

The meeting will convene in the basement of the Margaret Carder Library in Mangum, at 10:00 AM instead of the usual 10:30 time.

The public is invited.

Website’s New Look

You may have noticed that that our website looks a little different today. We have been hard at work these past weeks rebuilding our webpage from scratch. Our previous website had been a last minute recovery before we lost our hosting. However there was a fair amount of lost information and a general lack of maintenance for several month preceding the recovery, which had made the recovered site difficult to manage. It became apparent that it would be simpler to rebuild the entire site than to maintain it. While, we were at it we decided also updated the look and implemented some more modern web practices and features. We hope you enjoy the redesign and that it serves you better.