2007 Library News

Lifetime Reader's Society Winter ReadFest 2007 Begins

The Lifetime Reader's Society of The Metropolitan Library System will kick off its Winter ReadFest 2007 on Thursday, Feb. 1. The program will end on March 31.

“The Lifetime Reader's Society began as an idea for a reading program for our senior citizen population in the Metropolitan Library System service area,” explained Anita Roesler, Metro's Senior Services Coordinator.

“ As we discussed plans and ideas, it occurred to us that maybe it could be more than just a reading program,” Roesler continued. “So the idea of having a ‘society' of persons age 55 and older who are regular library users evolved.”

Advantages of membership include receiving special notifications of and invitations to attend programs in the various libraries in the Metro system that are of specific interest to the senior population in Oklahoma City/County.

Roesler pointed out that since its inception in 2004, the program has been considered a striking success for an event of this sort. When a library customer reaches the age of 55, he or she will be eligible to join the Lifetime Reader's Society.

Registering for Winter ReadFest 2007 is simple. Go to your favorite MLS library and sign up. Read four books or listen to four books on tape. Then you can enter a drawing to be eligible for a prize. Nothing could be easier.

“Mostly,” Roesler suggested, “have fun.”

Sign-up for Lifetime Reader's Society's Winter ReadFest 2007 begins on Feb. 1 at your favorite library.

For more information and/or questions, call Anita Roesler, Senior Services Coordinator, at 606-3835.

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.