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Kids Take a Trip Around the World at Local Libraries

When you’re tied to one place by work or school, taking a vicarious trip to a foreign country can be fun.  Come to your neighborhood Metropolitan Library System library soon to get your imaginary passport stamped!

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to travel the globe right in your very own local library. The Junior League of Oklahoma City and World Neighbors are teaming up to offer innovative and hands-on experiences for children in grades third through sixth. Our imaginary travelers will have a great time learning about the different cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The program is free, but space is limited so pre-register at the Information Desk of whichever library nearest you is leaving port.

The schedule of voyages is:

Saturday, September 13 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Trip Around the World: Latin America, at The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania, 755-0710.

Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 to 7:30pm for Trip Around the World: Latin America, at the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, 732-4828.

Saturday, October 18 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Trip Around the World: Africa, at the Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63rd Street, 721-2616.

Tuesday, October 21 from 6:30 to 8:00pm for Trip Around the World: Africa, at the Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, 631-4468.

Saturday, November 8 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Trip Around the World: Asia, at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, 341-9282.

Monday, November 17 from 6:00 to 7:30pm for Trip Around the World: Asia, at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, 843-9601.

Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Trip Around the World: Africa, at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, 231-8650.

Thursday, February 9, 2009, from 6:30 to 8:00pm for Trip Around the World: Africa, at the Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, 789-8363.

Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 6:00 to 7:30pm for Trip Around the World: Asia, at the Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street, 390-8418.

Saturday, March 21 from 2:00 to 3:30pm for Trip Around the World: Asia, at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, 672-1377.

Thursday, April 19, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:00pm for Trip Around the World: Latin America, at the Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26th Street, 634-6308.

The Trip Around the World programs are designed for children in grades 3 – 6.  For more information, please call the participating library nearest you.

A Trip Around the World is co-sponsored by the Junior League of Oklahoma City and World Neighbors.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.