2007 Library News

Library Offers Collector's Edition Bookmarks in Honor of Oklahoma Centennial

In celebration of Oklahoma's centennial year and to promote awareness of the ‘Oklahoma Images' online database, Metropolitan Library System customers can start collecting monthly limited edition bookmarks.

The series of 12 unique bookmarks will chronicle moments from Oklahoma County's past, and will be available at all Metropolitan Library System libraries. The bookmarks show an image from the Metropolitan Library's ‘Oklahoma Images' database along with a short caption about the image. They will be released one every month for the duration of 2007.

“This centennial year is an ideal opportunity to show the wonderful photographs and images in our ‘Oklahoma Images' collection, which is available through our website – www.metrolibrary.org,“ said Kim Terry, Manager of Marketing & Communications.

‘Oklahoma Images' is a collection of pictures and essays that illustrate the history of central Oklahoma . The collection contains over 750 historic photographs from people and places within Oklahoma County . “Many of the images also have wonderful and entertaining essays that provide an historical context about the photo,” said Terry.

“For the bookmarks, we've adapting some of the stories from our online ‘Oklahoma Images' file,” said Downtown Librarian Larry Johnson, who is the curator of the ‘Oklahoma Images' database, and the author of the monthly column ‘Oklahoma Images' in the library system's monthly magazine, info . “Each bookmark will have a short text and an historical photo from our collection.

To view more historical photos of Oklahoma County's past and read essays about many of the photos, visit ‘Oklahoma Images' on the Metropolitan Library System's website at www.metrolibrary.org.

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.