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Partnering With Picasso 
Sponsors: Oklahoma School Librarians and Children and Teen Services Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 7:50-8:50 am
Location: Salon I

Session Description:
As people become more aware of the value of community-based creative activities, there has been an increasing demand to promote and encourage the growth of public art projects. With the support of local philanthropic organizations and library contributors, the Shawnee Public Library has provided teens the opportunity to connect with their peers and their community through the creation of an amazing public art collection displayed throughout the library.

Mary SimsMary Sims is teen services librarian for Shawnee Public Library for 10 years as well as facilitator of many of the library’s outreach programs throughout the county. Her involvement in the community has been instrumental in the continued support of the library’s annual “Painting with Picasso” project.

Cherity PenningtonCherity Pennington is the library media specialist for Shawnee High School and Middle School. She is the outgoing chair of the Oklahoma Intermediate Sequoyah Committee and past member of the Shawnee Public Library Advisory Board.  

Karen CookKaren Cook is a retired AP English teacher with a master’s degree in Library Media Specialty. She is past president of Junior Service League of Shawnee and a volunteer for the Shawnee Library’s teen programs.

Sue WinterringerSue Winterringer has been actively involved in Shawnee for over 50 years. She is currently President of the Shawnee Friends of the Library and a reading tutor at Horace Mann School.

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