2007 Library News

2006 Annual Report Released, Library Officials Say

The new Metropolitan Library System 2006 Annual Report, a 10-page booklet detailing services and expenditures for the library system in its 2006 fiscal year, is now available at all MLS locations, library officials announced today.

“We keep our Annual Reports simple and easy to read,” said Marketing and Communications Manager Kim Terry. “We know that people want to see what they are getting for their library dollars, and that's what the report is all about.”

The annual reports shows that over 150,000 people attended library programs, over six million items were checked out, and MLS issued 43,000 new library cards in FY 2006.

“We figured the annual cost to buy four books, six CDs and two DVDs,” Terry explained. “Add to that a couple of DVD rentals each month, a subscription to a news magazine, and attendance at four musical performances or plays and the total comes to around $400. Libraries have books, CDs, DVDs, information sources and programming, and more ­– all included with a library card.”

The 2006 Annual Report, “Moving Forward,” is available for free at all MLS library locations.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City . You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.