Southern Oaks Library Celebrates Extreme Makeover and Grand Re-Opening


The Metropolitan Library System invites you to celebrate its Extreme Makeover, Southern Oaks edition.

The Southern Oaks Library, at 6900 S. Walker, welcomes the public back to its renovated facility with a Grand Opening / Open House on Tuesday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by the Oklahoma City University Steel Drum Band, followed by the Classen SAS High School Jazz Band at 6:30 p.m.  It’s all free and everyone is welcome.

The Southern Oaks Library has been operating out of a temporary location in the Almonte Shopping Center since the renovation process began in May, 2011.

“I’ve been living with this renovation for over a year now,” said Southern Oaks manager Randy Wayland, “but even I’m excited about celebrating our move back home.  We’re now going to provide 42 public access computers, self-service checkout, all new furniture and shelving, lots of places to study or just sit and read, plus some great art from Oklahoma artist Joe Slack.  There is no reason not to come and take a look at this place.  It’s great.”

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The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, 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