Saturday, May 25, 2013


This will be a Summer at the Library to remember.
Metropolitan Library System’s annual Summer at the Library programs will open June 1 and continue through the end of July. It’s not just for young children.  Teens have a program of their own which is entirely different than the one for young children.
 “This year's Children's Program is called ‘Dig Into Reading’,” said MLS Director of Marketing and Communications Kim Terry, “and children of all ages are invited to sign-up and listen or read.”
Children aged from birth to preschool are invited to play the Summer Reading Game, as are kids from K through sixth grade.  Teens from grades 7-12 have a program of their own, called “Beneath the Surface.”
 “Where else,” Terry added, “could you get free gifts and prizes just for reading books or listening to books being read? Where else can you see free shows presented by Al Bostick, Sugar Free All Stars, OKC Improv, Rhythmically Speaking, Monty Harper, Cimarron Opera, Chasing James, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter, Alegria Real, and the Reduxion Theatre?
“MLS and the sponsors of Summer at the Library have come up with a variety of incentives and prizes for everyone who signs up for the program. Children will also earn prizes for the reading and listening they do during June and July.”
After completing each goal, children and teens can continue to read and listen to receive more chances to win drawing prizes.  Participants can also join in a variety of programs and activities. 
“Teens can learn something about pathology from the Museum of Osteology,” said Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams, “try their hand at painting, explore the always fascinating world of Steampunk, and just have a blast with our annual Gamefest events.  And, as they say, more!
 “All of this is free, of course, and the classes are presented by professionals.”
The schedule for June: 
Your MLS libraries will also present Neighborhood Arts, made up of dozens of entertaining programs and events, including the Summer at the Library Game, with prizes and rewards.
As with summers past, the Neighborhood Arts schedule is packed with presentations at all interest levels. Take a look at everything MLS has lined up for June and July:
Schedule A 
June 3-7: Al Bostick
June 10-14: Sugar Free All Stars
June 17-21: OKC Improv
June 24-28: Rhythmically Speaking
July 1-5 (excluding July 4): Monty Harper
July 7-12: Reduxion Theatre
July 15-19: Cimarron Opera
July 22-26: Chasing James
Mondays: Northwest Library, 10:30a.m. ; Capitol Hill Library, 2:00p.m.
Tuesdays: Bethany Library, 9:30a.m., 10:30a.m. ; Belle Isle Library, 7:00p.m.
Wednesdays: Wright Library, 10:30a.m. ; Warr Acres Library, 2:00p.m.
Thursdays: Downtown Library, 9:30 & 10:30a.m. ; Village Library, 2:00p.m.
Fridays: Harrah Library, 10:30a.m.
Schedule B
June 3-7: Sugar Free All Stars
June 10-14: Adam & Kizzie Ledbetter
June 17-21: Rhythmically Speaking
June 24-28: OKC Improv
July 1-5 (excluding July 4): Reduxion Theatre
July 7-12: Alegria Real
July 15-19: Chasing James
July 22-26: Cimarron Opera
Mondays: Southern Oaks Library, 10:30a.m. ; Midwest City Library, 7:00p.m.
Tuesdays: Ralph Ellison Library, 10:30a.m. ; Luther Library, 2:00p.m.
Wednesdays: Del City Library, 10:30a.m. ; Choctaw Library, 2:00p.m.
Thursdays: Edmond Library, 9:30 & 10:30a.m. ; Jones Library, 2:00p.m.
Fridays: Nicoma Park, 10:30a.m.
For more information about Summer at the Library, call any of MLS’ 19 libraries or visit the website at
From the press releases

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