A Stillwater Public Library card is good for more than just borrowing books this summer: Norman’s Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will treat the card as a free pass Aug. 12.

Lynda Reynolds, Stillwater library director, said this is the second year the Oklahoma Department of Libraries has sponsored the event.

“We will not have our own staff at the museum that day, but we are encouraging our patrons to take advantage of the free admission to the museum and to get a library card if they do not already have one,” said Reynolds.

To receive a library card, people need to visit the library at 1107 S. Duck to fill out an application form, with a form of photo identification and proof of residence in Payne County.

Reynolds said a driver’s license, first class mail received, voter identification card, vehicle insurance verification, utility bills, address listed in the current phone book, property tax statement, payroll stub from employment within Payne County, and OSU student bursar account verification are all acceptable for proof of residency.

Stillwater Public Library cards are free to anyone who lives, works, owns property or attends school in Payne County.

Linda Coldwell, public relations and marketing officer at the Sam Noble museum, said Library Day brings together two organizations that incorporate fun and learning away from the heat and within a family environment.

Coldwell said the “two entities go hand in hand,” as many children become interested in subjects at the museum and later head to the library to learn more.

This summer, library card holders receive a special treat, added Coldwell, as they will be able to visit the museum’s featured attraction, “A T. Rex Named Sue,” on loan from The Field Museum of Chicago. According to the Sam Noble museum’s Web site, the exhibit’s Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is the largest, most complete specimen to date.

Coldwell said the museum would honor cards from any library on the planet.

On Library Day, the museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the presentation of a library card, with the Discovery Rooms and story times held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

For information about the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History or Library Day, visit .

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