Robert

Robert Hatcher is an avid library user and advocate who is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. While both of his parents served in the Army, Robert lived with his grandmother. With her guidance, he developed a love of cooking and baking.

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Robert

Robert Hatcher is an avid library user and advocate who is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. While both of his parents served in the Army, Robert lived with his grandmother. With her guidance, he developed a love of cooking and baking. Known as "The Elevator," Robert played college basketball at Jackson State College, and Michigan State before going semi-pro in Kentucky. After experiencing a winter of homelessness on the streets of Oklahoma City, Robert became a Curbside Chronicle vendor and worked through Hope Community Services to get back on his feet.

Robert frequently visits the library and enjoys reading the variety of local and national newspapers. He has an Associate's degree in paralegal services and uses the library's legal resources to continue his education. He is currently enrolled in 12 hours of college courses. Robert uses his legal knowledge to help people in prison with their cases. He has been working on a project to provide employment and housing services to young men recently released from incarceration.

Abbey

Eight year old Abbey has had a lifelong love for the Southern Oaks Library. She spends a lot of her free time there and is a regular at many of the programs. She loves reading to therapy dogs at the Children Reading to Dogs programs and she has...

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Abbey

Eight year old Abbey has had a lifelong love for the Southern Oaks Library. She spends a lot of her free time there and is a regular at many of the programs. She loves reading to therapy dogs at the Children Reading to Dogs programs and she has earned many incentives from participating in the Summer Reading program. She enjoys getting fit at yoga classes and had made countless crafts at craft time. Abbey is a regular attendee of the Neighborhood Arts programs and has experienced many different kinds of live music performances, plays and storytellers.

Her favorite thing about the library is of course the books. She loves to read, especially in the chapter book area at the library. Abbey enjoys reading the Nancy Drew, American Girl and Boxcar Children series. She likes listening to audiobooks on Playaway and is using the library’s subscription to Mango to learn Latin.

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones​ lived in Southern California and Enid, OK. before coming to the Oklahoma City area at age 15. She considers it a blessing to have worked for the Metropolitan Library System since 2008.

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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones​ lived in Southern California and Enid, OK. before coming to the Oklahoma City area at age 15. She considers it a blessing to have worked for the Metropolitan Library System since 2008. She has the same library card she received from the Del City library in 1989, and has visited libraries in many different cities in the U.S., from Georgia, all the way to South Lake Tahoe, California. Jennifer started her library career in eighth grade when she was a library aide at Longfellow Jr. High in Enid. She has also worked at the OSU OKC library, the Del City Library, and recently served at the Children's Services Librarian at the Capitol Hill Library before getting her dream job as Marketing Coordinator. Jennifer loves to write and received her Journalism Degree in Professional Writing in 2002.

When not promoting the library or planning fun programs for kids, she spend time with her two children, Shelby, 16 and Sophia, 11. They love to go to concerts and movies, and find adventure in exploring fun things to do around Oklahoma, and volunteering. She loves to serve at her home church, Eastpointe Community Church, and leads an outreach team there, serving people in need.

Why Share?

Every day, the Metropolitan Library System shares stories with children of all ages -- from birth to 110+. But we also get to hear stories, too. Stories of how when you were a child, we were the first to introduce you to the line “Once there was a tree .. and she loved a little boy.” Stories of how we have made a forever change in your life. Just as you have in ours. And we would like to share that with the rest of our friends who mean as much as you.