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Kids Continue Their Trip Around the World At Local Libraries

When you’re tied to one place by work or school, taking a vicarious trip to a foreign country can be fun.  Come to your neighborhood Metropolitan Library System library soon to get your imaginary passport stamped!

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. The Junior League of Oklahoma City and your Metropolitan Library System are teaming up to offer innovative and hands-on experiences for children in grades third through sixth. Our imaginary travelers will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the Information Desk of whichever library nearest you is leaving port.

The schedule of voyages is:

Saturday, October 24 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Latin America, Warr Acres Library, 5901, NW 63rd.  721-2616.

Saturday, November 7 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Africa, at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, 341-9282.

Monday, November 16 from 6:00 to 7:30pm for Africa, at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, 843-9601.

Saturday, February 20 from 1:30 to 3:00pm for Asia, at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, 231-8650.

Saturday, February 27 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Asia at the Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, 789-8363.

Saturday, March 6 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Latin America, at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, 672-1377.

Monday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30pm for Latin America, at the Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street, 390-8418.

Thursday, April 8 from 5:30 to 7:00pm for Africa, at the Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26th Street, 634-6308.

Saturday, April 17 from 10:00 to 11:30am for Africa, at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd. 424-1437.

The Trip Around the World programs are designed for children in grades 3 – 6.  For more information, please call the participating library nearest you.

A Trip Around the World is co-sponsored by the Junior League of Oklahoma City and the Metropolitan Library System.

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.