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Downtown Library Hosts Holiday Open House

December in Oklahoma City is filled with excitement and anticipation for the holiday season and one of the best ways to enjoy it is a carefree day at the Metropolitan Library System’s Downtown Library’s Annual Open House and see what the library offers – and for free!

The Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., will host its annual Holiday Open House from 1:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 12.  The day will be filled with entertainment and refreshments, as well as tours throughout the library. 

“This year our theme is ‘Candyland’ so come to the Fill Your Stocking, Storybook Holiday Festival,” said MLS Headquarters Manager Candace McDaniel.  

“Last year's open house was so popular with our customers and especially families, we're expanding the open house to include three craft workshops plus a cookie decorating venue.  Our entertainment this year will be the Cleveland Elementary Choir, Spiritful Voices, Larry Pierce on the piano and the Community Bell Choir from Church of the Servant. We will show a holiday movie in the auditorium following the performances.  Santa will be here for photos at the Christmas tree. What a great way to spend a day at the library.”

Visitors can also learn about the latest library services, technology, programs and meeting space available.  “Our meeting rooms are first class and technology-friendly,” McDaniel added. “We have meeting rooms to accommodate all sizes – from small groups all the way up to the 46th Star Auditorium MLS / Holiday Open House at Downtown Library

which seats about 140 people.  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”.

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

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, ww.metrolibrary.org.

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.