2007 Library News

LibraryFest at Southern Oaks Library

What is a library card worth?  Everything! 

To celebrate Library Card sign-Up Month, the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, is holding its 6th Annual Southern Oaks LibraryFest on Thursday, September 27, from 2:00 to 7:00pm. 

“A library card connects people of all ages to the whole world of ideas and information,” said Manager of Southern Oaks Library Operations Randy Wayland.  “Now is the perfect time to encourage children to get a library card and to remind parents and teachers that going back to school includes using the library.”

In Oklahoma’s Centennial Year, reminders that libraries have been a part of the central Oklahoma community for over 100 years are especially timely.

“Libraries are unique in that they offer life long learning and welcome everyone from preschool age to well beyond retirement age,” Wayland said.

 All ages are invited to come to the Southern Oaks Library anytime between 2:00pm - 7:00pm on Sept. 27 to register for free prizes. The library is providing balloons, snacks, craft tables and free prize giveaways. Included among the prizes will be two DVD players, two MP3 players, two CD players, a table top globe and coupons for free kid’s meals from the Hometown Buffet, and of course, books.

For more information, call Southern Oaks at 631-4468.

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