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Summer For Kids Begins at Extension Libraries June 1

The Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library program for kids, “Make a Splash, Read!” begins on June 1 and runs through the last day of July.  The annual series of programs takes place at all 17 of MLS’s libraries around Oklahoma County. 

Two of these libraries, in Jones and Luther, are among the Extensions, and are located in the far eastern part of the county.  These two, plus the Wright Library in Stockyard City, will be hosting some special events for kids and families.

“The Extension Libraries are smaller than the other libraries in the system,” said Kelley Riha, MLS Community Information Coordinator, “which makes them special places to enjoy programming events.  The kids are a lot closer to the performers.  In fact, sometimes they surround the performer, and sometimes they even get to become part of the act.  They have an amazingly good time.”

Summer Reading at the Extensions programs for the Jones Library are held at the Jones Community Center, 120 W. Atlanta, one block north and one block west of the Jones Library, 399-5471.  Jones programming begins on June 8 and takes place every Tuesday beginning at 2:00p.m.  Events at the Wright Library, 2101 Exchange, take place on Thursdays beginning at 2:00p.m.  Call the library at 235-5035 for more information.  Luther Library events are on Fridays beginning at 2:00p.m.  Luther Library is located at 310 N.E. 3rd Street in Luther, 277-9967.

For more information about these 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.