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.

Come Read with Me is a literacy program that brings together community volunteers, library staff, and young readers at our partner after-school care sites for 30-minute reading sessions. Come Read with Me is offered during an eight-week fall session, an eight-week spring session, and a six- week summer session at each host site. Details can be found on our Come Read with Me page.

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 or Oklahoma City limits

Contact Outreach Services

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

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.

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 the events listing on this page to find out if we’ll be in your neighborhood.