The Search Begins

The Search Begins


The Library Board is in search of a Director-In-Waiting to work along with Mary and then take the helm of this great ship we call the library.  The official job description can be found here, and the Help Wanted Ad will be in the local newspapers through the month of March.  A new Director means a new direction for the library, and we are excited to see what that will mean. October of this year will mark the 22nd year for the current director, and it has been a joyous two decades. This old building has fought her all the way, but we now enjoy over 13,500 square feet of educational space for the library, a regional history center, and dedicated spaces for reading, research, preschool, middle school, and young adults.  We've come a long way together, but the library was here before Mary and the library will be here after.  That special someone is out there somewhere, waiting for this dream job.  We just have to find them.

Upcoming Events

Steer Tripping, Mexican StyleSun, May 27th - 12:00 PM
Independence Day CelebrationWed, July 4th - 12:00 PM
Pat Hennessey Days CelebrationSun, August 12th - 8:00 AM
Hennessey Roundup Club Rodeo and DanceFri, August 17th - 7:00 PM
Community Church Service in the ParkSun, September 2nd - 9:30 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 »