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Rogers joins Oklahoma County’s Metropolitan Library System

Oklahoma Gazette | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As a boy in Buffalo, New York, Tim Rogers watched broadcasts of the Toronto Blue Jays that played on Canadian television and reached American homes just on the other side of Lake Ontario.

He also had an affinity for the Los Angeles Dodgers — his mother’s influence — and the Kansas City Royals, his adopted home team after living in Kansas City, where he was director of operations for the Johnson County Library system.

Rogers joins Oklahoma County’s Metropolitan Library System

Metropolitan Library gets new executive director

The Oklahoman | Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Metropolitan Library Commission has named Tim Rogers as the new executive director for the library system.

He will start his new job Jan. 15. He will replace Donna Morris, who is retiring after 45 years.

Library System Hires New Executive Director

Oklahoma Gazette | Friday, October 10, 2014

The Metropolitan Library Commission voted to hire Tim Rogers as the library system’s new executive director.

Rogers was one of three finalists introduced last month during a public meeting and told the crowd he wanted to help the library system grow in a new era of digital content and develop a closer relationship with the community.

Turning Pages

Journal Record | Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Retiring library executive reviews her life among books.

turning pages

Recipes for Summer Learning

Newsok | Monday, June 23, 2014

Free activities at public libraries, Myriad Gardens mix well with brain games, kitchen chemistry

Reading, science experiments and free educational programs can help parents prevent the summer slide, when children can lose skills gained during the school year.

Whether you call it the summer slide, the brain drain or just plain old learning loss, for parents, it’s a conundrum that can cast a pall over a sunny summer vacation.

In the News - News OK Recipes for summer learning

Tax District Funds to Aid Oklahoma City Schools and Library

Newsok | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The downtown district also includes money budgeted for participating taxing entities, including the Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City Public Schools and Career Tech.

Lopez told the board he looked at sites for a headquarters outside the TIF district and also weighed new construction. He said both options were more expensive than buying the former bank building at 615 N Classen. Remaining at the current location, Lopez said, was not an option.

In the News - News OK Tax district funds to aid Oklahoma City schools and library

Check it out: Zinio allows Oklahoma City-area library patrons to download magazines

Newsok | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System is making it easier for magazine lovers to enjoy their favorite titles on personal devices, with the introduction of Zinio.

Users must first download an app to their personal tablets or phones and then download content through the library's Zinio page. Magazines that the library subscribes to will then be available for download from home, or at the nearest branch

Check it out: Zinio

Summer reading programs kick off at Oklahoma City area libraries

Newsok | Wednesday, June 05, 2013

School vacation has arrived for kids across the Oklahoma City area, and the Metropolitan Library System aims to keep them reading with summer reading programs.

Summer reading programs kick off at Oklahoma City area libraries

Edmond's library expands offerings for kids, adults

Newsok | Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Edmond Library is the busiest in the Metropolitan Library System with more than 1.3 million materials circulated last year, but it's also busy when it comes to putting together programs for kids.

Edmond's library expands offerings for kids, adults

Self-pickup system now available at Oklahoma's Metropolitan Library System

Newsok | Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The system allows patrons to reserve online and pick up at a designated area at their preferred branch.

The Metropolitan Library System has continually integrated automation into its customer service at branch locations in recent years and that trend will continue with its new self-pickup program.

Self-pickup system now available at Oklahoma's Metropolitan Library System

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will speak in Oklahoma City

Newsok | Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough will speak at the Library Endowment Trust's 11th annual Literary Voices dinner April 18 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

McCullough is perhaps best known for his books “1776” and “John Adams,” which was adapted into an award-winning miniseries by HBO. He also narrated Ken Burns' documentary “The Civil War.”

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough will speak in Oklahoma City

Patrons celebrate grand reopening of Almonte Library in Oklahoma City

Newsok | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Patrons celebrated the Almonte Library's opening as a full-service library during a reception this week.

The site at 2914 SW 59, in the Almonte Shopping Center, had served as a temporary library when the Southern Oaks Library was closed for renovation. It proved so popular that Metropolitan Library System officials decided to make it a permanent location after Southern Oaks reopened.

Patrons celebrate grand reopening of Almonte Library in Oklahoma City

Annual Friends of the Metropolitan Library System Booksale is this weekend at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park

Newsok | Monday, February 18, 2013

The 34th annual Friends of the Metropolitan Library System Booksale is coming up this weekend at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.

The 2013 sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma Expo Hall.

Annual Friends of the Metropolitan Library System Booksale is this weekend at Oklahoma City's State Fair Park

Almonte Library Opening

KFOR | Monday, February 04, 2013

Something unexpected happened when the newly renovated Southern Oaks Library re-opened last September. It quickly gave birth to another library ready to serve the public. During the renovation, library services were re-located to the Almonte Shopping Center at 2914 S.W. 59th Street. The temporary Almonte Library closed its doors in September with the opening of Southern Oaks Library at 6900 S. Walker.

Year in Architecture 2012: Spaces To Grow

Library Journal | Monday, November 26, 2012

Oh, what a beautiful building, is the Patience Latting Northwest Library, Oklahoma City, emphasizing its cornstalk and oil well heritage in stunning stack end panels and a majestic separation between the stacks and the quiet reading area.

Year in Architecture 2012: Spaces To Grow

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