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Children’s Music Festival Set for July 19-24

What is the Children’s Music Festival? 

It’s original songs that tell stories and celebrate reading and the arts. It’s interactive, fun and participatory, and it’s for kids of all ages.

“2009 marks the first time we’ve presented a Children’s Music Festival,” said Metropolitan Library System Children’s Services Coordinator Lisa Wood.  “We hope it will be the first of many to come.”

The Metropolitan Library System has been creating and presenting programs for children for decades, and the librarians have learned that kids respond to music better than just about anything else.  A wide variety of musical styles is almost as much for them as browsing a toy store.

“Our festival will be held over six days in July and at 14 libraries,” Wood said.  “Everyone’s invited.”

For more information and an online copy of the schedule of events, visit the MLS website at www.metrolibrary.org.


Monty Harper

Sunday, July 19, 2pm: Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue (231-8650)



Monday, July 20, 1pm:  Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 16th (634-6308)

Monday, July 20, 7pm:  Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno (732-4828)


Mr. Stinky Feet and the Hiccups (Jim Cosgrove)

Tuesday, July 21, 1pm:  Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller (789-8363)

Tuesday, July 21, 7pm:  Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker (631-4468)


Bongo Barry

Wednesday, July 22, 10:30am:  Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th (672-1377)

Wednesday, July 22, 2pm:  Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63rd ( 721-2616) 


Dino O’Dell and the Veloci-Rappers

Thursday, July 23, 1pm:  Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard (341-9282)

Thursday, July 23, 7pm:  Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa (843-9601)


Funky Mama

Friday, July 24, 10:30am:  Ralph Ellison Library, 1918 NE 23rd (424-1437)

Friday, July 24, 2pm:  The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania (755-0710)



Friday, July 24, 10:30am:  Harrah Library, 1930 N. Church Avenue, Harrah (454-2001)

Friday, July 24, 1pm:  Choctaw Library, 25235 Muzzy Street (390-8418)

Friday, July 24, 3pm:  Nicoma Park Library, 2240 Overholser, Nicoma Park (769-9452)

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.