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Five-Year Old Becomes a Star at Neighborhood Library

A local girl found a way to celebrate her fifth birthday that was a little out of the ordinary—she went to her neighborhood MLS library and starred in a TV commercial.

  Young Caroline had the time of her life, and to make the event even more memorable for her, she got to appear in the ad with her father.  The setting is outside the Edmond Library.  She sits on her dad’s lap as he reads her a story.

            The two are seated next to a life-sized statue called “The Reader,” that was created by Edmond artist Mary Lou Gresham in 1995.

Produced by Sweat Equity Productions, filming was well underway in three of the 17 Metropolitan Library System libraries within Oklahoma County. Aside from Edmond, the production team also shot footage in The Village and Midwest City libraries. Staff from the various libraries had fun being part of the filming and many of the library members were able to see first hand during the two day shoot how television production works.

Kim Terry, Marketing & Communications Director for MLS said, "It’s so exciting making a new commercial and such a pleasure to have Caroline celebrate her 5th birthday on set with us during filming.

“Our latest campaign will target the benefits of having a library card and showing that we are your neighborhood library."  

The new commercials will be aired on both broadcast and cable channels within the next few weeks.  

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.