2007 Library News

C-SPAN2's Book TV Traveling Television Studio to Visit MLS Libraries

C-SPAN2's Book TV Bus, a 45-foot long mobile television production studio, will stop at two Metropolitan Library System libraries on its first nationwide tour promoting Book TV's unique nonfiction book programming. The Book TV Bus is traveling the nation stopping at local libraries, bookstores, and book festivals along the way. Book TV's non-commercial program airs every weekend on C-SPAN2 on Cox Cable channel 19.

The Book TV Bus is to alert those who may not be familiar with Book TV, that it's on their cable line up, and for those who are already Book TV lovers, it's a way to reinforce their interest in the books and topics that they love to read about.  

The Bus travels the nation visiting libraries, bookstores, book festivals and other literary events.  In addition, the bus crew compiles interviews with local nonfiction authors, readers and bookstore owners to enhance Book TV's local coverage.

For its Oklahoma City layover, the bus's crew is working with the Metropolitan Library System's Television Program Coordinator B.J. Williams. Williams is producer and host of the MLS weekly television program, “Read About It.”

“We're helping Book TV arrange interviews with local authors,” Williams said. “I'm looking forward to seeing how they've managed to get an entire TV studio inside one 45-foot custom coach bus.”

The Book TV bus will be at the Downtown Library on Wednesday, February 7 from 11:30am – 1:30pm , and at the Belle Isle Library on Wednesday, February 7 from 3:30-5:30pm . Call the Metropolitan Library System's Outreach department at 606-3833 for more information.

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.