2007 Library News

Metropolitan Library System Hosts Annual Holiday Open House

Whether you’re a regular user of the new Downtown Library or if you still haven’t paid a visit to the magnificent building, you’re invited to the Metropolitan Library System Open House at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., on Tuesday, December 4.

The day-long affair begins at 11:00am and lasts until 5:00pm.   

“Our guests,” said MLS Headquarters Manager Candace McDaniel, “will be treated to performances by two elementary school choirs and there will be a Gamefest for the teens in the afternoon.  People can also enjoy Historical Dancers and holiday music.”

Visitors will learn about the latest library services, technology, programs and meeting space available.  Rooms large and small are available for rental, some for as little as $10 an hour.

“Our meeting rooms are very classy and technology-friendly,” McDaniel added. “They have overhead projection capabilities, and the 46th Star Room seats about 130 people in a classroom arrangement.  We also have two catering kitchens.  Groups can either supply their own catering or make arrangements with the First Edition Café on our ground floor.”

Anyone interested in the library’s meeting spaces can ask to take a look at them as library tours will be conducted throughout the day.

Special events will go on throughout the day:

  • Harvest Hills Elementary Choir will perform at 11:30AM
  • Coronado Heights Elementary Choir will perform at 12:30PM
  • Special Storytime  - 1:00PM
  • Historical Dance Demo - 4:30PM
  • Teen Gamefest - 3:30PM

Invitations to the open house have been sent to all area public schools and many area book clubs, but the event is free and open to everyone. 

“We hope to see many new customers come and get acquainted with the library,” McDaniel said.  

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