Genealogy @ the library

The library has a variety of ways to help you connect with your family and community history.  Our genealogy room has a microfilm reader with a collection of back issues of local newspapers, as well as local yearbooks and family histories, a collection of books on genealogical research, Native American history, and Oklahoma history, and much more.  You can also access our Ancestry and Fold 3 databases from any library computer.

Need some guidance?  The Bristow Genealogy Society meets the first Thursday of the month in the library’s large conference room from 6 PM – 8 PM.  Members will share their discoveries and can help you get started on your own family research.  It costs $10 for an individual membership or $12.50 for a family membership, but you can try a meeting for free to see if you want to join!  The membership fee includes a research notebook to guide you and help you keep your information organized.

Bristow has a rich history, and you never know what you might find.  Check out these pictures that were recently donated to our Genealogy Room!

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Ever wish you could visit the library on Fridays?  Good news!  Our hours are changing and starting next week, we’ll be open on Fridays.  

Beginning Sunday, August 14, our new hours will be:

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you have any questions, call us at 918-367-6562 or email us at  

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We’re Hiring!

The library is looking for an energetic and positive person to add to our dedicated team of circulation clerks!

Visit for a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply.


New Inspirational Fiction!

Thanks to a generous donation, we have several new titles and series from the popular inspirational fiction genre!  Click the series name to see a list of titles in that series.  A few of the new selections include:

  1. Kincaid Brides series by Mary Connealy
  2. The Ballantyne Legacy by Laura Frantz
  3. Backwoods Brides series by Marcia Gruver
  4. Heart of the Rockies series by Kathleen Morgan
  5. Brides of Seattle series by Tracie Peterson
  6. Song of Blessing series by Lauraine Snelling

A huge THANK YOU to our patrons who think of us when they need to make space on their shelves for new books.  Come check out these great series and more!

Full-service scanning now available!

We have a new service: scanning!

Bring your documents to the circulation desk and our staff will scan them for you.  Your documents will be converted to PDF files, which can be transferred to your personal USB flash drive device or emailed to you.

This service costs just 25¢ per page.

We also offer printing and copying for 25¢ a page.  Fax service is 25¢ a page for local numbers or $1 per page for long distance.

Come see us today to get your documents printed, copied, faxed, or scanned!


111 West 7th Avenue

More than just books – we’ve got programs for all ages happening throughout the year. The library offers eBooks and other downloadables. Get help with homework or research your family tree. A little bit of everything at the library.

Montfort & Allie B. Jones Memorial Library
Bristow Public Library
111 West 7th Avenue
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010

Drop by sometime!

Outdoor Activity and Crafts – New Books For Kids

Spring is just now here – but you’ll want to get ready for summer and spending time outside. The library has a new collection of books to help you get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Series Title Cool Great Outdoors: great things to do in the great outdoors:


  • Cool outdoor activities by Kuskowski, Alex
    Teaches readers outdoor games and amusements, from creating a giant tic-tac-toe board and a time capsule to playing hopscotch, a game with a water blaster, and dodgeball with sponges.
  • Cool outdoor arts & crafts by Kuskowski, Alex
  • Cool parks & trails by Hengel, Katherine
    Teaches readers how to enjoy an outing at a park or on a trail, including filling a backpack, making such equipment as a snack pack and a decorated walking stick, playing trail bingo, and creating sculptures from natural materials.
  • Cool backyard camping by Kuskowski, Alex
    Teaches readers how to enjoy a camping experience at home, including equipment and supplies, building a campfire, amusements, and making wrapped hot dogs and s’mores.
  • Cool birds & bugs by Hengel, Katherine
  • Cool maps & geocaching by Hengel, Katherine
    Teaches readers how to use a Global Positioning System receiver in order to find caches, or hidden objects, while out hiking, and learning orienteering.