2007 Library News

Community Meeting Set For New Northwest Library

A community meeting to discuss Oklahoma City’s new Northwest Library will be held on Tuesday, October 16 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Crossings Community Church, 14600 N. Portland. The meeting will be sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System and the City of Oklahoma City.

Attendees at the meeting will get to hear about the library system’s plans for the library and the approximate location.  They will also get to participate in "vision sharing," which will allow the public to tell library officials what they would like the library to look like -- both the exterior and on the inside. 

“This is also the time,” said MLS Executive Director Donna Morris, “for residents to share their thoughts about services they would like the library to offer.”

Traditional library services, Morris added, go beyond just making books available for check out. The Metropolitan Library System also allows magazines, DVDs, and CDs to circulate. Programs for children and adults are standard, as is meeting room availability for approved groups and free Internet access, among many other services 

“And of course,” Morris said, “the new library will have a professionally trained staff to help customers find just the item or information they need.”

Planning for a new library in northwest Oklahoma City has been ongoing for several years. Site selection has nearly been completed.

"We hope,” Morris added, “that the residents of northwest Oklahoma City will attend and let us know what they want to find in their new library."

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