2007 Library News

Visioning Ideas Wanted for New Northwest Library

The Metropolitan Library System wants to know what you want in your new Northwest Library.  A recent community meeting was held with residents of the northwest Oklahoma City area to discuss what they wanted their library to look like and what was important to them.  This discussion and presentation is now being continued on the MLS website at www.metrolibrary.org.  The new library will be located in the 5600 block of NW 122nd Street, just east of MacArthur Blvd.

“We’re excited to hear what the residents of northwest Oklahoma City want in their new library,” said MLS Executive Director Donna Morris.

The website links to the community meeting presentation with ideas, photos and a timeline of the project.  It also a “vision sharing” section that shows photos of libraries from around the nation – photos from inside the libraries as well as the exterior structures.   “By browsing through the pictures and letting us know what they like about libraries will really help us get an idea of what customers want their new library to look like,” Morris said.  Residents can also send an email to nwlibraryinput@metrolibrary.org with ideas or suggestions.

"We hope,” Morris added, “that the residents of northwest Oklahoma City will go to our website 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