Students Learn About Oil and Gas Industry At Neighborhood Libraries


Oklahoma’s top industry is churning right under our feet and we don’t even notice.  It’s natural oil and gas.

Students will be able to learn about natural oil and gas when Chesapeake Energy Corporation joins with the Metropolitan Library System to present “This School Rocks.”  The program will be presented three times: at Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, October 15; at Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd, at 6:30p.m. on Thursday, October 20; and at Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, at 6:30p.m.on Thursday, October 27th.

“From rocks and geology to drilling, pumping and producing, ‘This School Rocks’ highlights how Oklahoma’s top industry gets work done and why it’s so important,” said Dana Morrow, the library system’s Director of Outreach Services.

Morrow added that students can expect many show-and-tell items, experiments and giveaways to enliven the presentation.

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

“This School Rocks” is co-sponsored by Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Metropolitan Library System.

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