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SuperReader Leaps Tall Books In a Single Bound at Downtown Library

Who is this mysterious masked defender of truth, justice and books? 

He’s SuperReader, aka Floyd Stokes, and his 50-state library tour stops at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, on Monday, July 12 at 1:00p.m.  The presentation is part of the library’s regularly scheduled Storytime for children ages 3 to 5, with adult.

“Our storytime,” said librarian Rondia Banks, “is for children who are getting ready to master the skills they need to become readers. Storytime will include a variety of activities, fingerplays, songs, and a craft that will encourage an interest in books, reading, and a love for literature.

“And for this special storytime, visiting us will be childhood literacy’s very own super hero, SuperReader!”

“Helping kids has always been a passion of mine,” said SuperReader himself, “and I wanted to do something full time working with kids. Reading is so important to build a foundation to learn things their whole lives. I founded the American Literacy Corp. in August 2000 and I thought a super hero would help make a connection with the kids, get their attention and share something positive.” SuperReader’s storytime will include fun arts and crafts and fitness activities.  The program is free.  Pre-registration is encouraged, so please call (405) 231-8650, ext. 4.  For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

SuperReader is co-sponsored by Kohl’s and the American Literacy Corporation

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.