September is National Library Card
Sign-up Month, so Get Carded
When you go out to dine you might use a credit card to pay for your food. When you want to pick up some brain food, you can use your library card.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and you can use your library card to go everywhere, meet everyone and do everything. There are no limits to the usefulness of a library card. If you don’t already have one, stop by your neighborhood Metropolitan Library System library and get one. They’re free to citizens of Oklahoma County.
Debate rages on among historians as to which library was the first in America, with some saying that one in Boston, founded in 1636 is the oldest. The first circulating library, the kind we know today where you can check out books, was founded in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1762.
Central Oklahoma’s Metropolitan Library System was created in 1965 and 45 years later it is composed of 17 units forming one library system. Your library card allows you to partake of all the services MLS has to offer—online database usage, eMedia titles, free entertainment and educational programs, homework and business help, and, of course, DVDs, CDs, print and audio books.
Stop by your neighborhood library during the month of September and get a library card—then you can stop by every month for the rest of your life to use it!
And be sure to visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.
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.