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

May Flowers Take-Home-Kit!

All Day 5/1 - 5/25
Capitol Hill Library
Library Branch: Capitol Hill Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Capitol Hill)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:

Do April showers really bring May flowers?  Explore your creative side by creating your own tissue paper flower template with this take home kit. 

Ages 3 and up. 

Kits available 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.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Book Boxes

All Day 5/1 - 5/25
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:

Do you like books? Are you between 12-18? If the answer to both of those are "yes," we have the thing for you!

Sign up for a book box and we will try to find you your new favorite book!

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Asian American Pacific Islander Month- Family Take Home Kit

05/01/2024 @ 9:00am - 05/24/2024 @ 6:00pm
Del City Library
Registration
Library Branch: Del City Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Del City)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 

Celebrate with this take home kit that will include several crafts that represent Asian and Pacific Islanders. 

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

May Creative Writing Chapbook

05/01/2024 @ 9:00am - 05/25/2024 @ 5:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Onsite (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education, 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.

May Mindfulness Journal

05/01/2024 @ 9:00am - 05/25/2024 @ 5:00pm
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Onsite (Warr Acres)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Take-Home Kit
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.

Puzzle Swap

All Day 5/11 - 5/25
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Onsite (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs, Games & Gaming
Event Description:

Take a Puzzle—leave a Puzzle! Bring a boxed puzzle in good condition and swap it out for a new to you puzzle. You are welcome to switch as many as you'd like, one for one. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Create a Memorial Day Remembrance Wreath Take-Home Kit

All Day 5/14 - 5/25
Warr Acres Library
Library Branch: Warr Acres Library
Room: Online+ Curbside (Warr Acres)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community & Civics, Family Programs, Take-Home Kit
Event Description:

Supplies Needed: Scissors, Glue

In honor of Memorial Day on May 27th create and display a wreath of red poppies to remember military members who died in the service of their country.

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 can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration (if required).

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Discover Your Library

All Day 5/15 - 5/25
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: Onsite (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Displays & Exhibits, Games & Gaming
Event Description:

The Almonte Library's grand opening is here! What better way to get to know the new space than through an interactive journey for all ages? Solve riddles to discover everything your new library has to offer.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

MLS Studio: Customize your Tote Bag

All Day 5/16 - 5/24
Almonte Library
Library Branch: Almonte Library
Room: The Makerspace (Almonte)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:

Did you attend our grand opening and receive a tote bag?  Schedule a 1:1 session in our makerspace by scanning the QR in your bag. Each guest will learn how easy it is to add your name to your new bag. The MLS Studio is open 1p-7p.