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Summer at the Library Program For Teens Begins June 1

Metropolitan Library System teens are making waves this summer all through the months of June and July in the MLS “Make Waves at the Library” series of programs. 

MLS has a great variety of activities for teens all summer long, including video games, printmaking and sewing, board games, fun science presentations from Science Museum Oklahoma, and skateboarding demos. 

And what would MLS Summer at the Library be without the city’s coolest warm weather palooza, the annual Wizard Rock Concert.  Not one bash in 2010—two.  The first will be on Saturday, July 10 at the Del City Library and the sequel will be on Saturday, July 24 at Edmond Library.  It’s wrocking and Rowling and a lot of fun.

Of course there’ll be prizes as teens reach their reading goals.  There are things for just for signing up, and there will be drawings for such great stuff as an iPod Touch, Nintendo Wii, VISA gift cards, and more!  

And on the more serious side, MLS is joining the Oklahoma College Savings Plan's Make a Splash - Save for College Sweepstakes.  OCSP will be giving away to one Teen a $2,529 savings account, and another one to a youngster in the “Make a Splash—READ!” program for kids.  In addition, the libraries that register the winners will receive $1,000 each. 

Teens will be hitting the surf June 1 through July 31.  They can enjoy the sun, and most importantly of all, Make Waves.

MLS’ “Make Waves at the Library” is co-sponsored by:

Arts Council of Oklahoma City, El Chico, Elephant Bar Restaurant, Friends of the Metropolitan Library System, Frontier City / White Water Bay, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laser Quest Center, The Library Endowment Trust, Municipal Employees Credit Union, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, OKC Philharmonic, The Oklahoma City Redhawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, The Oklahoma Publishing Co., Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Science Museum Oklahoma, Sonic Corporation and Whataburger.

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