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  • info Magazine - October 2016
    Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2016

    The month of October has been designated Teen Read Month in celebration of some of our favorite library members. Drawing from a national initiative to get teens to read more, we’ve created a special teen reading program designed to engage and reward teen readers with fun activities and cool digital badges for logging their reading time.

    We’ve also got a full slate of programs to inspire and entertain teens. In addition to science programs involving robotics and experimentation there are craft programs for knitting and creating cosplay gear. For active teens there are several Halloween-themed programs like Plants vs. Zombies, a simulated Zombie Apocalypse, and a sugar skull craft. We’ve also got some great workshops on developing life skills teens won’t want to miss—Navigating Financial Aid, Professionalism for Teens, and Welcome to the Real World. See our events calendar in this issue or search online at metrolibrary.org to find all the exciting programs on offer.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Your library system has a virtually limitless number of resources, materials and tools under its belt to build and maintain strong, independent minds. No longer bound by the concrete and framework of your local branch, the library’s services reach well beyond its walls to the communities it serves and your library card is your key to access it all.

  • info Magazine - August 2016 masthead
    Posted on: Monday, August 01, 2016

    Learn more about why Librarians wear cardigans, discover five lessons from books to get ready for school and more about YA Fiction.  Plus find out when all of your favorite programs will be happening at your local library!  All included in this month's info Magazine!

  • info Magazine - May 2016 masthead
    Posted on: Monday, May 02, 2016

    May flowers are blooming in Metro Libraries this spring and they are blossoms of creativity. Our libraries are filled with a garden of resources to help you create—from Makerspaces to Quilting Clubs—we have something for everyone. Our shelves are blooming with books to teach you a new craft or skill, so stop by and let your creativity sprout!

    Check out our highlighted events section to find ways to learn how to make your garden grow with urban gardening workshops at the Ralph Ellison Library. Use the force with a little Star Wars origami for Free Comic Book Day on May 4th in Edmond. Celebrate comics more with a Super Hero Civil War party at the Downtown Library May 7.

    Catch up with the latest digital trends and be a savvy mobile library user with the digital top 10 on page 10.

  • Posted on: Monday, April 18, 2016

    This episode: more YA books, blogs, services, and gearing up for Summer Reading!

  • info Magazine - April 2016 masthead
    Posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2016

    A is for April and advocacy. On April 12, librarians, library leaders and library supporters join the Oklahoma Library Association to mobilize at the state capitol and meet with Oklahoma legislators about of the importance of having libraries in our communities. Our goal as a library system is to build our communities. We want to impact citizens throughout their entire lifespans. That’s why we continue to morph, stretch and combine our resources with other community organizations to meet the growing needs of a diverse and intelligent community.

    In a New York Times article, San Francisco librarian Luis Herrera wrote, “The public library is a true American invention. Perhaps no other place captures the values of freedom of expression and democracy like this venerable institution. Libraries represent what we should never take for granted: the freedom to read, the freedom to choose and the freedom to share our ideas. The library’s mission to provide free and open access to information in all its myriad formats remains constant.

  • Posted on: Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Designed specifically for elementary school students, Primary Search contains the full text of a variety of popular elementary school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and reference books.

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Provides suggested reads or listens across many genres (and for all ages) based on previous books read or listened to or based on title, author, series, or narrator.

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Provides suggested reads across many genres (for ages 0-Teen) based on previous reads or based on a title, author or series. It also contains a breakdown of Dewey Decimal sections, Grab and Go Book Lists for K-8 students that suggests books to read about a particular topic (e.g. bullying, World War I) and book discussion guides to use with a book group.

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    This database offers current news through a collection of magazines, academic journals and other content pertinent to all branches of the military and government. Publications include Air Force ComptrollerCombat Edge, Defence StudiesFBI Law Enforcement BulletinForeign

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