October Is Teen Read Month at Metro Libraries


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the library it’s Teen Read Month again.  And for teens, it’s more than safe to go the library.  It’s also fun.

“According to the American Library Association,” said Metropolitan Library System Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams, “one week is set aside every October as ‘Teen Read Week,’ but that’s just not enough time to taste all the great programs and events we have on our menu.  From crafts to gaming and from writing scary stories to watching not-too-scary movies, our libraries have something going on in October for every teen. 

“Our theme this year is ‘It Came From the Library!’ which is perfect for Halloween, so we invite all teens to find one or more programs that look interesting and visit our MLS libraries and dare to read, just for the fun of it.”

All Teen Read Month programs are free but space is limited so call ahead for details or to sign up.

Spooky Short Story Writing Contest: Midwest City Library - October 1-20

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

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 www.metrolibrary.org.