Summer at the Library Programs for Teens Still Going Strong in June and July


“You Are Here!” is the theme for the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library program for Teens.  It started on June 1, but it’s a long way from being finished.

“It’s not too late!” said MLS Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams.

Getting excited about the library’s line-up of special events for Teens is easy, and it’s no wonder Williams has a hard time containing herself.  In addition to annual favorite activities like Science Museum demonstrations, jewelry making workshops, and the ever-popular Gamefest, some of the new sessions for 2011 include making mail art, juggling, and True Colors.

“True Colors is cool,” Williams explained, “because it helps you find out more about yourself and the kind of people with whom you are most compatible.  Many companies, including the library system, have used True Colors as a means of self-discovery and team building.

“Maybe my favorite new activity this year is geocaching, which might be something a lot of people don’t know about.  It’s a sort of high tech treasure hunt where you use GPS devices to track down things that have been hidden.”

The summer program begins to wind down on Sunday, July 24 with the annual MLS Wizard and Nerdrock Concert at the Midwest City Library from 6:00 to 9:00p.m.

“This year’s show,” Williams said, “is definitely the number one choice for live rock with a different flair.  Teens, get involved!”

For a full schedule of events and list of sponsors,  visit the MLS Summer at the Library site,

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