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Media Literacy for Voters

Every election season we all get bombarded with mailers, online posts, and TV ads for candidates or issues, both national and local. Campaigns are consistently adapting their outreach from texting to live townhalls. How can we evaluate what we’re seeing and hearing? How do we know who these people are, and whether they’d do a good job in their elected positions? How do we wade through all this election-related content?

Sharpening our media literacy skills and using tried-and-true tools are the best ways to stay informed.


Questions to Ask

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Be an Informed Voter!

Primaries & Special Elections

Did you know that elections happen throughout the year, not just in November? The next election for Oklahomans is taking place on June 30. It includes both primary elections and State Question 802. 

A primary election is an election used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election. In Oklahoma, the Republican and Libertarian parties conduct closed primaries, meaning that voters must be registered party members to participate. The De...

COVID-19 Diary Project

As part of its commitment to document and share the history of Oklahoma County the Special Collections & Research department of the Metropolitan Library System has announced the Oklahoma County COVID-19 Diary Project. The project will gather journals, diaries and other creative material from around Oklahoma County to help document the community’s experiences during the current crisis caused by the novel coronavirus.

All residents of central Oklahoma are welcome to submit contributions to the project. “One of the library’s roles is to preserve our history and culture for future...

Access Magazines & Newspapers with a Library Account

Have you ever tried to finish a magazine article in the checkout line at the supermarket?

Keeping up with current events and hobbies doesn’t have to be difficult. Your library account gives you access to popular magazines and world-renown newspapers at your fingertips, for free. 

This article will help you learn more about how you can use RB Digital, America’s News and National Geographic through your library.

RB Digital Magazines 

Access popular publications like InTouch and Allure as well as niche publications like the American Poetry Revi...

Metropolitan Library System Announces Friends Booksale

Love books? Like sale prices? The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System are hosting a booksale that is sure to delight booklovers everywhere.

One of the largest booksales in the nation will take place in Oklahoma City Saturday and Sunday Feb. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Admission is free. The Friends are offering thousands of affordable titles at their annual public booksale event.

A pre-sale will be held Feb. 21 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Friends members. Those wishing to join the Friends may purchase memberships ...

2020 Black History Month Activities

Renown Black American poet Maya Angelou said, “I always felt, if I could get to a Library, I’ll be OK.” The Metropolitan Library System will celebrate Black History Month with diverse library programs throughout Oklahoma County in the month of February.

Black History Month programs will include informative dance performances on the history of Hip Hop dance from the R.A.C.E. Dance Collective, a documentary screening of The Lady: The Making of the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival with Harold Jones, a presentation on Black Towns in the U.S. and screenings of the PBS film series The Af...

Checkout eBooks & eAudiobooks instantly on the one-tap Libby reading app

Have you checked out eBooks through your local library yet?

Download the Libby app. It’s free. It’s simple. And you can checkout eBooks with your library account instantly from anywhere.

Whether you’re staying with family, on vacation or stuck at home, a new read is at your fingertips.

The Libby app gives library account holders access to millions of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

With the convenient app, users can begin reading or listening instantly. Checking out your favorite reads has never been easier.

Here are just a few features in the ...


What if you could accomplish all your goals in the new year simply by reading more? Over 40 percent of Americans said they were likely to make a New Year’s resolution and about 20 percent who do, resolve to read more in the new year, while other popular resolutions include reaching health and learning related goals.

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health, learn a new skill or read more, the Library is hosting a program that may motivate you to do just that! The Metropolitan Library System will kick off Book Bingo, a winter reading challenge for adults, on Jan...


EDMOND, OK– Renovations to the Edmond Library will begin next month, improving the popular library’s energy efficiency with an all new HVAC system, roof, carpet, ceiling and LED lighting. The Metropolitan Library System’s Edmond Library will close on Dec. 9, 2019 and renovations will continue through Mar. 2020.

The temporary Edmond Express Library at Pelican Bay location, where Edmond Library customers can pick-up holds and return items, will open Dec. 16 at 1030 S. Bryant near Hafer Park.

The Edmond Library opened in 1967 and moved to its current location in 1973. In 1996, Edmo...


The Del City Library will soon get a new building and move out of their current facility, housed within the Del City Community Center. The new building will help the Library better meet the needs of a growing Del City community.

The Metropolitan Library System, Jenco Construction and Architecture Incorporated will break ground on the new Del City Library, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 2pm at 4330 SE 15th Street.

The almost 16,000 square foot new Del City Library will be double the size of the current library facility. Some features will include a covered patio area for childre...

New Bethany Library to Open in November

OKLAHOMA CITY– The new state-of-the-art Bethany Library is set to open in November. The 23,000-square-foot library is much more than simply a new building – it offers a new library experience.

The new Bethany Library, on 6700 NW 35, will open on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 10 a.m., and it is sure to wow library goers. The library features a makerspace with cutting -edge technology, tech-friendly community meeting spaces, a separate children’s programming/event space, outdoor reading porches and one-of-a-kind public art.

Grand opening festivities include music and theatric...