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Award Winning Children’s Author/Illustrator Floyd Cooper Visits MLS Libraries

The Coretta Scott King Award for “the most distinguished portrayal of African American experience in literature for children” is one of the most coveted in children’s publishing.

Tulsa native and University of Oklahoma graduate Floyd Cooper has won the King Award twice and he will be discussing and demonstrating his art and writings at four Metropolitan Library System libraries in March.

“I couldn’t believe our luck,” said MLS Children’s Services Coordinator Lisa Woods, “when Mr. Cooper agreed to visit with central Oklahoma fans of his work.  In addition to the quality of his work, he’s known for his quickness.  I’m sure he’ll create one or more memorable drawings as he talks with us.”

Critics have praised the warmth of illustrations, frequently rendered with an oil wash.

Floyd Cooper’s presentations are free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Doors at each venue will open 15 minutes before each program.  Please call (405) 606-3837 for more information, or check out the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

Mr. Cooper’s visits are sponsored by the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

  • Wednesday, March 3:  Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno
  • Thursday, March 4:  Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard
  • Thursday, March 4:  Ralph Ellison Library, 200 N.E. 23rd
  • Friday, March 5:  Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker
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.