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Outreach Services

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Outreach Services

The Metropolitan Library System is committed to serving all people, neighborhoods and communities in our service area. To meet people where they are, our Outreach Department offers a variety of services, presentations, and programs out in the community.

Library by Mail

Library by Mail provides library materials (like books or books on CD) by USPS at no cost to library customers who are homebound or who are otherwise physically unable to visit one of our 19 library locations. Library by Mail offers monthly newsletters with suggested titles from the Library by Mail collection.

Are you eligible for Library by Mail Service?

To be eligible for Library by Mail services, customers must be:

65 years or older or homebound AND reside in Oklahoma County

Call 405-606-3295 or 405-606-3297 to consult with a staff member to determine eligibility.

Onsite Libraries

Metropolitan Library System provides library materials to more than 90 locations across Oklahoma County in the form of on-site libraries. These locations include senior living facilities, Head Start/child development centers, and parks and recreation centers across the metro area. Books and audiobooks are delivered to these sites on an 6- to 8-week rotation, providing access to seniors and children who might otherwise not be able to visit a library.

If you are interested in having an on-site library and your organization is in the Oklahoma County area, contact us at 405-606-3833.


Out in the Community

Our Outreach Department coordinates and attends community events, reaching individuals and communities who may not be aware of or able to access services at our 19 locations. You can find us at festivals, special events, and other community activities throughout Oklahoma County. Check out all the upcoming events, including programs at your local library, by viewing the calendar below.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Creative Writing Chapbook

09/05/2023 @ 9:00am - 09/30/2023 @ 5:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Onsite (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Take-Home Kit, Writing
Event Description:
Have you always wanted to explore creative writing but never had the chance? Pick up one of our creative writing chapbooks filled with creative writing exercises meant to strengthen your creative muscles! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Card Sign-Up Month BINGO

09/05/2023 @ 9:00am - 09/30/2023 @ 5:00pm
Del City Library
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Onsite (Del City)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Community & Civics
Event Description:
Pick up a Library Card Sign-Up Month BINGO card and mark off a square for each way you use your library card! Get a BINGO for a bookish prize! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

September Mindfulness Journal

09/05/2023 @ 9:00am - 09/30/2023 @ 5:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Online+ Curbside (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
It can be difficult to take a moment to stop, slow down, and focus on something that’s good for our well-being. Pick up one of our monthly mindfulness journals filled with prompts to help you focus on your mental health!  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Celebrate Library Card Signup Month

09/05/2023 @ 9:00am - 09/30/2023 @ 9:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Onsite (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Books & Reading, Continuing Education
Event Description:
September is National Library Card sign-up month. Visit the library and sign-up for a card in September to enter our weekly drawing for great prizes. For current library card holders checkout four or more items to be entered in our drawing. A library...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Elementary Take Home Kit: Sew Your Own Library Cardholder!

09/06/2023 @ 9:00am - 09/30/2023 @ 5:00pm
Belle Isle Library
Library Branch: Belle Isle Library
Room: Onsite (Belle Isle)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Do you have a library card? Then you need a library card holder! Utilizing some basic sewing skills (with a plastic needle) you will sew your very own library card holder and with some fun stickers an...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Kids Create Art Contest

All Day 9/7 - 10/8
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Onsite (Del City)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Description:
Exercise your creativity by joining the 2023 Kids Create Art Contest! We're now accepting submissions from artists ages 5-12 in the following categories: 2D Art (painting, drawing, chalk art, etc.) 3D Art (sculpture, jewelry, etc.) Short Story/...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Teen Art Contest

All Day 9/7 - 10/8
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Onsite (Del City)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Description:
Exercise your creativity by joining the 2023 Teen Art Contest! We're now accepting submissions from artists ages 13-18 in the following categories: 2D Art (painting, drawing, chalk art, etc.) 3D Art (sculpture, jewelry, etc.) Short Story/Poetry...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Hispanic Heritage Month Loteria Take Home Kit

09/15/2023 @ 9:00am - 10/08/2023 @ 6:00pm
The Village Library
Library Branch: The Village Library
Room: Onsite (The Village)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a library-themed Loteria game. Game sets include everything you need to play the game.  (While supplies last.)  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Johnny Appleseed Take Home Kit

All Day 9/25 - 10/2
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:
Did you know Johnny Appleseed was a real person, not just a legend? Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day by making a fun craft. Supplies are all provided. You can also learn some more about apples and John Chapman. Supplies are limited though, so get yours...

Disclaimer(s)

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens. Accordingly, the Library will not be liable for such harm to any individual resulting from such allergens.