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Find Your Roots at the Library

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OKLAHOMA CITY– Oklahoman’s looking to connect to their roots can visit the library for genealogical help. This month the Metropolitan Library System is celebrating genealogy and telling customers how to, “find your roots at the library.”

November is Family History Month at all Metro Libraries. Oklahoma County residents can visit the library’s website to get started or call the special collections department to get help with genealogical research questions.

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Legislative Read Day Scheduled at Belle Isle Library, OKC

Librarians reading to children at Belle Isle Library

The first of several Legislative Read Days, sponsored by the Potts Family Foundation (PFF), will take place Tuesday, October 23rd at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa Avenue. Rep. Cyndi Munson will read to the children during the regularly scheduled story time from 9:50 – 10:45 a.m.

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Metropolitan Library System Announces New Executive Director

Executive Director Julie Ballou

Julie Ballou was selected as the new executive director by the Metropolitan Library Commission, effective Oct. 8, 2018. Ballou previously served as deputy executive director of public services.

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a great organization into a new era of library services for the people of Oklahoma County,” Ballou said.

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Neighborhood Arts 2018

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Neighborhood Arts programs are a summer staple at the Metropolitan Library System. This June and July, the entertainment line-up is full of fun, energetic performances from favorite artists and some new ones too.

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Summer Reading begins Friday!

Summer Reading 2018

The launch of Metro Library's 2018 summer reading program, “Libraries Rock” begins Friday, June 1st. The program gives children, teens AND adults the opportunity to earn prizes while they read for fun and promote the importance of reading in our communities. The program launches June 1 and concludes July 31. Summer readers can track their reading progress and earn fine waivers, books, tote bags or cellphone accessories. There will also be prize drawings for Kindle Fires and iPads for participates who have an active Metro Library card. Prizes must be claimed by Aug. 15.

Participants can also select to donate their fine waivers and prize books to someone in need. This year the summer reading Read it Forward program will donate books to local non- profit organizations including Citizens Caring for Children, Faithworks of the Inner City, Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center and Sisu Youth Services. All summer reading book prizes are sponsored through the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

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