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  • Young Girl with American Flag
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Election season is upon us and there’s a good chance your little ones have noticed. From yard signs and to canvassers knocking on your door, the political climate is brewing just as intensely as the fall winds. Involving children in the voting process is a great way to develop a sense of citizenship at a young age. There’s a good chance your children have already participated in a vote: voting for which movie to watch, or whether to buy chocolate or vanilla ice cream at the store. This can be a great starting point to discuss political voting. Just as families vote for a movie, so do citizens vote for their political leaders. Here are some are some talking points paired with book titles to help facilitate the conversation.

  • Girl Reading Book with Map
    Posted on: Monday, October 22, 2018

    Did you know that you can learn a new language through cutting-edge language learning software available through your local library? These language learning resources are even available from the convenience of your home computer or mobile device. Check out the below available language learning tools accessible with your Metro library card.

     

  • Librarians reading to children at Belle Isle Library
    Posted on: Monday, October 22, 2018

    The first of several Legislative Read Days, sponsored by the Potts Family Foundation (PFF), will take place Tuesday, October 23rd at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa Avenue. Rep. Cyndi Munson will read to the children during the regularly scheduled story time from 9:50 – 10:45 a.m.

  • Magazine and Coffee
    Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2018

    RBdigital is a fun and easy to use magazine resource with a diverse selection of magazines for any age user. RBdigital can be accessed from the Downloads & Streaming page on the library’s website. Here are some features of interest on RBdigital:

  • Oklahoma Book Festival
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Love reading? Since you're reading a blog on your library's website, I'm going to say "yes, you do"! Then you'll definitely want to know about the first Oklahoma Book Festival, organized by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. This big event will take place Saturday, October 20th in the OKC Boathouse District from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Pumpkins
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    I’m so glad Autumn is finally here!  I love all the rain we’ve been having, the cooler days and even chillier nights, the warm drinks and snuggly blankets.  My kids love it too, but, most of all, we love Halloween.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    It’s October, and that means I want the weather to be chilly, the foliage to be flaming, and for lots of spooky ghosty things to happen. But it’s also Oklahoma, which means the temperature is still 80 degrees, most of the grass and leaves are still green, and the scariest thing is the politics.

  • Walking Dead Day Reads
    Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Ghouls, revenants, the infected, the undead, the walking dead, shamblers, reanimated corpse…all are ways to say ZOMBIE!!  On October 13th it’s Walking Dead Day!  A day in which we celebrate not only the TV show, but the comic/graphic novel, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary!  So in honor of The Walking Dead, here’s a list of library items that will help keep your Zombie spirit alive…well, sort of.

  • Executive Director Julie Ballou
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    Julie Ballou was selected as the new executive director by the Metropolitan Library Commission, effective Oct. 8, 2018. Ballou previously served as deputy executive director of public services.

    I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a great organization into a new era of library services for the people of Oklahoma County,” Ballou said.

  • Mad Science
    Posted on: Friday, October 05, 2018

    Join us Sat. Oct. 6 for Spooktacular Science with Mad Science!

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