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Attention Zinio Users

Say Hello to RB Digital!

Staring on or around July 10th, Zinio app users will see a message guiding them to download Recorded Books Digital’s (RBD) new RBdigital app. This migration is a part of the company’s plan to merge all their content into one centralized location.  While RBD is anticipating a smooth merge, there’s always the possibility of down times, glitches, etc. During the actual merge, starting June 26th at 8 p.m., users can anticipate a down time of 14 hours (8 pm on 6/26-midnight on 6/28).

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Summer Reads

woman reading book in lush green grass

On those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer there is nothing quite like a compelling book to keep you company. If you are lucky enough to take a vacation, or even if you get to stay home, you will need something to read. Here is a short list of hot reads for this summer’s reading pleasure, and all are available in several formats, including eBook.

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Developing Early Literacy Skills

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There are many milestones on the road to reading success. Keep in mind that kids develop at different paces and spend varying amounts of time at each stage. Homes full of language and book reading can build an environment for reading milestones to happen.  If you have concerns, talk to your child’s doctor.  Early intervention is the key to helping a struggling reader.

 

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Summer Fun!!!

Woman Screaming

Summer fun for people who’d rather stay inside, that is. Seasonal affective disorder is usually associated with wintertime, but did you know that 10% of people with seasonal affective disorder get bleh, blue, and bummed out in the summer? Reader, that’s me! Fortunately, my friendly neighborhood library is filled with happy distractions to help me get through the season.

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Not Your Momma's Romance Novel - Summer Love Edition

couple embracing on the beach

Hello again, romance readers!

I have some good news for you: SUMMER IS COMING. You know what that means? Pool reads. Beach reads. Lounge-chair-with-lemonade reads. Romance is one of my favorite genres year-round, but it especially lends itself to warm weather and sunshine (and long plane rides... or while waiting in epic lines… or snow days… well, I digress).

Let’s discuss the benefits, shall we?

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Big Library Read: The Other Einstein

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From June 12-26, Metro Library is participating in a worldwide, digital book club. As part of OverDrive's Big Library Read, we'll be reading The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. To ensure as many of you as possible can participate, there is no wait list for this title so you can check it out right now.

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Visit the ReadOKC Room at Penn Square Mall

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As a part of our ONEcard partnership with Oklahoma City Public Schools, we are co-sponsoring a reading room this summer at Penn Square Mall with the ReadOKC Task Force. This is a great opportunity for children to read while at the mall with their families and will be great exposure for the initiative. The Reading Room is located on the second floor of the west end of the Mall next to Dillard’s.

 

 

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New Bethany library to incorporate community requests

By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY - BETHANY — Officials are looking at a mid-August construction start for Bethany's new public library, to be funded largely from an $8.1 million bond that voters approved in April 2016.

Contractors are expected to begin bidding on the project in June, following final approval of architectural plans for the library to be built on the site of Bethany's now-closed library at 3510 N Mueller Ave.

Library operations are housed presently at a temporary location at 7941 NW 23.

Midwestern Flair

Midwest flair - Kansas rustic farm grounds

“Local color” or “American Literary Regionalism” is a term used to describe a literary genre that weaves place and landscape into a story in a way that brings to life the dialects, customs, and practices of a certain geographical area. The South boasts an impressive arsenal of authors in the genre that are well-known and loved: William Faulker, Haper Lee, Flannery O’Connor. The Midwest has its own trove of stories that unabashedly celebrate the plains, farming, and quiet life away from city lights.

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Not Just for Kids!

Summer Reading isn't just for kids

Summer Reading is for everyone! You might remember participating in summer reading as a kid, but our program is for all ages-- even adults.

Studies have shown that reading can stimulate your mind, reduce stress, improve your memory and concentration, and strengthen your analytical thinking skills. Even better, it only takes 20 minutes of reading each day to enjoy these benefits. "Reading" doesn't mean you have to sit perfectly still in a chair with a 900-page book from another century. Your 20 minutes per day will net you the same benefits from reading no matter if you're "reading" in print, digital, or even audio formats.

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