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  • Posted on: Thursday, June 08, 2017

    Search thousands of literary criticisms, author biographies, full text classics, stories, and poetry.

  • Posted on: Monday, December 05, 2016

    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

  • News Advisory:  Libraries Close for Holidays
    Posted on: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    All libraries in the Metropolitan Library System will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday Dec. 25 in observance of the holidays. Regular service hours resume on Friday, December 26.

    Libraries will also close at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Regular service hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 23, 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2017) – The Metropolitan Library System has appointed Charisse Dye as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Anthony Herron, Jr., as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), both effective June 5th, 2017. Both the COO and the CFO are new positions for the Library.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 23, 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY (May 3, 2017) – The Metropolitan Library System’s new Ralph Ellison Library manager is well established in the not-for-profit circles. Kimberly Francisco, previously the development director of Norman’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC), took the reins of the fifth busiest library in the county on Monday, April 24.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 23, 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY (May 1, 2017) – The Metropolitan Library System recently announced several staff promotions, part of an ongoing effort to strengthen our talent and better meet the needs of the community.

    Promotions to Library Manager III
    Ashley Welke - Edmond Library. Welke was previously the branch manager at Moore Public Library, where she started as the volunteer coordinator before managing the children’s department.

  • Posted on: Friday, June 23, 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY (May 29, 2017) – Don’t believe what it says on the calendar. As far as kids who live in Oklahoma County are concerned, the official first day of summer is June 1. That’s when the Metropolitan Library System’s annual Summer Reading program begins.

  • woman reading book in lush green grass
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    On those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer there is nothing quite like a compelling book to keep you company. If you are lucky enough to take a vacation, or even if you get to stay home, you will need something to read. Here is a short list of hot reads for this summer’s reading pleasure, and all are available in several formats, including eBook.

  • reading to a baby
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    There are many milestones on the road to reading success. Keep in mind that kids develop at different paces and spend varying amounts of time at each stage. Homes full of language and book reading can build an environment for reading milestones to happen.  If you have concerns, talk to your child’s doctor.  Early intervention is the key to helping a struggling reader.

     

  • Woman Screaming
    Posted on: Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Summer fun for people who’d rather stay inside, that is. Seasonal affective disorder is usually associated with wintertime, but did you know that 10% of people with seasonal affective disorder get bleh, blue, and bummed out in the summer? Reader, that’s me! Fortunately, my friendly neighborhood library is filled with happy distractions to help me get through the season.

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