Summer Reading Comes to Capitol Hill Library


Don’t believe what it says on the calendar.  As far as kids who live in central Oklahoma are concerned, the official first day of summer is June 1.  That’s when the Metropolitan Library System’s Summer at the Library begins, and the Capitol Hill Library is starting the program off with a party.

Capitol Hill Library, 334 S.W. 26th Street, 634-6308, invites kids and teens to a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party and OSU Insect Adventures from 2:00-3:30p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

“The theme for the children’s Summer at the Library program this year is ‘Dig Into Reading,’ and teens have a program of their own called ‘Beneath the Surface,’” said Capitol Hill librarian Jennifer Jones.  “We’re going to help everyone dig in by throwing a party to go along with a visit from Oklahoma State University Insect Adventures, which is a live, hands-on petting zoo and entomology presentation.”

Jones went on to explain June 1 is the first day that children and teens could sign up for the annual Summer at the Library Reading Game, and that free prizes would be given to the first 100 registrants.  

But Capitol Hill Library is offering more than just fun and games this summer.  Kids in grades K-6 who need some help with their reading skills can come to the library on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-6:00p.m. for Summer Reading Help.  This gives participants a chance to sharpen their reading skills in a gentle, accepting climate with a reading volunteer.   

Call the library at 634-6308 with questions or to make an appointment.  Sessions begin on June 4.

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

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