2007 Library News

More Surprises with the Hornets at the Downtown Library

Have you heard the buzz?

The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets will make their way to the Downtown Library on Friday, Feb. 9 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m . to read aloud to elementary school-aged children.

“We're really excited about being able to provide a place for kids to meet a member of the Hornets,” said Downtown librarian Sheldon Beach , “and we know the kids are going to love the experience.”

The program is called “Reading Time Out With the Hornets,” but the reading aloud time is just part of what the Hornets have planned. The Hornets have their own traveling bookmobile, which will make an appearance at the library as well.

"The Bookmobile will be parked in front of the library in the loading/unloading area in front of the north doors,” Beach added.  “After the program, kids can go inside, browse the shelves, and get a free book from the team.” 

“It's an after-school event,” said Downtown librarian Lisa Bradley, “so we expect a large turn-out.  For that reason, people need to call ahead to pre-register and arrange for tickets.”

The Downtown Library is located at 300 Park Ave.   For more information, please call 606-3862.

  “Reading Time Out With the Hornets” is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System and the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets.

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.