A Summer at the Library To Remember Coming in June and July


This will be a Summer at the Library to remember.

Metropolitan Library System’s annual Summer at the Library programs will swing into full gear on June 1 and continue through the end of July, and once again it’s not just for young children.  Teens have a program of their own which is entirely different than the one for young children.

“This year's Children's Program is called ‘Dig Into Reading’,” said MLS Director of Marketing and Communications Kim Terry, “and children of all ages are invited to sign-up and listen or read.”

Children aged from birth to preschool are invited to play the Summer Reading Game, as are kids from K through sixth grade.  Teens from grades 7-12 have a program of their own, called “Beneath the Surface.”

“Where else,” Terry added, “could you get free gifts and prizes just for reading books or listening to books being read? Where else can you see free shows presented by Al Bostick, Sugar Free All Stars, OKC Improv, Rhythmically Speaking, Monty Harper, Cimarron Opera, Chasing James, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter, Alegria Real, and the Reduxion Theatre?

“MLS and the sponsors of Summer at the Library have come up with a variety of incentives and prizes for everyone who signs up for the program. Children will also earn prizes for the reading and listening they do during June and July.”

After completing each goal, children and teens can continue to read and listen to receive more chances to win drawing prizes.  In addition to winning prizes, participants can also participate in a variety of programs and activities.

“Teens can learn something about pathology from the Museum of Osteology,” said Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams, “try their hand at painting, explore the always fascinating world of Steampunk, and just have a blast with our annual Gamefest events.  And, as they say, more!

“All of this is free, of course, and the classes are presented by professionals.”

For more information about Summer at the Library, call any of MLS’ 19 libraries or visit the website at www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, 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.