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  • Seven Mind-Blowing Things You Won’t Believe You Can Check Out!!! - Signal Boost
    Posted on: Friday, September 04, 2015

    Each month in Signal Boost, Margo Ellis shares some of the new library materials that shock, amaze, mesmerize, and enchant her as they cross her desk in the Cataloging Department.

  • 50 yard line photo
    Posted on: Monday, August 31, 2015

    It’s almost that time of year again, when the optimism of a new season has yet to give way to the soul crushing letdown of your alma mater’s first defeat, and your fantasy team hasn’t yet succumbed to a plague of injuries to your starters, only to see the quarterback you just traded away have a career day. That’s right. Football season is once again upon us.

  • Children reading
    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Getting kids reading before kindergarten is foundational for a lifetime of literacy. Does this mean kids should be reading independently before Kindergarten? Absolutely not! In this librarian’s opinion, reading together with young children is way more important. Read to your children. Have them read to you. If you’re able, carve out a special time each day when you share stories with each other. If you don’t know what to read, your friendly neighborhood librarian is here to help!

  • The End of Summer - Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist
    Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2015

    Summer is almost over and all of my favorite things will turn into new favorite things—long hot days and nights that give way to cool autumn mornings and warm afternoons (you know, the kind where you can’t quite figure out how to dress your kids and thank goodness someone invented the hoodie). This summer I became engrossed in two soul-searching memoirs that I read with intent and meaning and did not want them to reach an end.  

  • Let’s Take It to a Vote!
    Posted on: Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Did you know that Oklahoma is the home to the third oldest children’s choice book award in the nation?  The Sequoyah Book Award was first awarded in 1959 and is named after Sequoyah who created the 86 symbols that represent the different sounds in the Cherokee language.  The Sequoyah book award recognizes the unique creative achievements of American authors!

    The Sequoyah book award consists of 3 Masterlists:

  • Posted on: Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Star Wars Reads Day
    Posted on: Friday, October 03, 2014

    Star Wars fans don’t have to travel far to go to a galaxy far, far away. Every year in October, Star Wars fans flock to Metropolitan Libraries to do one thing- read! October 11 is known worldwide as Star Wars Reads Day. Bookstores, schools, and libraries fire up the light sabers for a day of reading, fun and celebration.

    “We love watching families get excited about coming to the library, seeing some of their favorite characters, and learning more," says Sally Gray, Children’s Services Librarian at The Village Library. “The Star Wars books are very popular, and we love watching people get excited about reading.”

  • Teen Read Month
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

    Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative that began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Here at MLS, we can't contain the festivities to just one week, so we celebrate Teen Read Month!

  • Posted on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Teens are busy these days, slogging through their daily schedules, their homework regimes often including pages of textbooks and classics. When can they find the time to read for pleasure?

  • Read to the Moon!
    Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Reading can take children all kinds of places, even the moon! The Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26th St., and the OKC Astronomy Club celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Future astronauts can launch in for this program Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. The event will encourage literacy and offer lessons about astronomy and history. It is open to families, children and teens. Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 20, 1969.

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