Metro Library’s Winter ReadFest Returns For Fourth Annual Edition


It all began when Anita Roesler, Adult Services Coordinator for the Metropolitan Library System, decided that senior readers, aged 55 and over, deserved a special reading program of their own.

That was the start of the Lifetime Readers Society and Winter ReadFest.

“And this year’s version of the program,” Roesler said, “is even easier to enjoy than it’s ever been before, and runs from February first through the end of the month  There are no enrollment forms so all seniors have to do is start reading.  For every two books they read or listen to as an audio book they can fill out a drawing slip, drop it in the box at their favorite library, and wait to find out if they’ve won a prize!”

And the prizes are enough to excite any constant reader, including A Nook eReader, season tickets to Lyric Theatre, family memberships to the OKC Museum of Art, family Memberships to Oklahoma History Center, membership to Oklahoma Food Coop, tickets to the OKC Baron’s Hockey games, gift cards to Western Concepts Restaurant Group, Good Egg Dining Group,Pearl’s Restaurant Group, Cattlemen’s, Johnnie’s, Swadley’s and more.

Winners are eligible for one prize each and will be notified by phone or mail. For more information, call 606-3835. Winter ReadFest is Co-sponsored by MLS, the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System, and the Library Endowment Trust.

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

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