Ralph Ellison Library Recruiting After-School Tutors


Sometimes providing just a little help can make a huge difference.

That’s why the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, is currently recruiting adults, young adults and even children to serve as tutors for kids who need some help with school subjects.

“We have a program that links kids who need school help with people who can tutor them in the subjects needed,” said Joey Shelton, an Associate Librarian at the Ralph Ellison Library. “They meet at the library at least once a week.”

Professional tutoring programs are available for a charge from many companies, but the tutors at the library will be offering their services for free.  A tutor will meet with the student to determine what degree of help is needed, and then a program can be developed to meet the student’s individual needs.

  “We are accepting both kids and adults as tutors,” Shelton said.  “Interested parties can get information about becoming a tutor at the library’s reference desk or by calling 424-1437.”  

For more information about the Metropolitan Library System, 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.